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Ahmad Jamal Trio - I Remember Duke, Hoagy & Strayhorn (1994)

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Ahmad Jamal Trio - I Remember Duke, Hoagy & Strayhorn (1994)Artist: Ahmad Jamal Trio
Title Of Album I Remember Duke, Hoagy & Strayhorn
Year f Release: 1995
Label (Catalog#) : Telarc [CD-83339]
Country: USA
Genre: Jazz / Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 01:02:34
Full Size: 269mb(+3%)(covers)

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow
Ahmad Jamal, in paying tribute to Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and Hoagy Carmichael, performs nearly every selection on this CD at a very slow tempo. Or at least his sidemen do, since the pianist often plays double-time lines, witty quotes from other songs, and occasional violent outbursts. In general, the music is quite thoughtful and subtle, with plenty of surprising ideas and unusual turns. Carmichael gets stiffed a bit (just two songs counting the "Stardust"-inspired "I Remember Hoagy") and a couple of numbers are departures from the theme (including "My Flower," "Never Let Me Go," and "Goodbye"), but most of the melodies come from the Ellington/Strayhorn songbook. Throughout, Ahmad Jamal (with the assistance of bassist Ephriam Wolfolk and drummer Arti Dixson) shows that he can sound relaxed, alert, and swinging at the slowest of paces, making this a set deserving (and perhaps needing) several listens to appreciate fully.

Ahmad Jamal Trio - I Remember Duke, Hoagy & Strayhorn (1994)


Tracks:
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01. "My Flower" – 2:33
02. "I Got It Bad" (Duke Ellington) – 5:08
03. "In a Sentimental Mood" (Ellington) – 9:21
04. "Ruby" (Heinz Roemheld) – 5:57
05. "Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care to Know)" (Mack David, Ellington) – 4:45
06. "Prelude to a Kiss" (Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills) – 4:22
07. "Do Nothing till You Hear from Me (Ellington, Bob Russell) – 5:53
08. "Chelsea Bridge" (Billy Strayhorn) – 4:41
09. "I Remember Hoagy" – 4:30
10. "Skylark" (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer) – 4:36
11. "Never Let Me Go" (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) – 4:35
12. "Goodbye" (Stanley Cowell) – 6:08

Personnel:
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Ahmad Jamal – piano
Ephriam Wolfolk – bass
Arti Dixson – drums

Notes:
Rec. at Studio A, Clinton Studios, New York 2-3/6/1994
Mastered at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley Ca 29/9/1994

All thanks to original releaser

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