Although they were not Ahmad Jamal’s first recordings, the 1958 Pershing and Spotlite performances marked the beginning of his success. The original album At the Pershing/ But Not for Me, taped at the Pershing Lounge in Chicago on January 16 & 17, 1958, included eight of the 43 tunes played by the trio, which were carefully selected by the pianist himself. This splendid formation would last until 1962, for on August 11 of that year bassist Israel Crosby died of a heart attack. To the eight tunes on the original album, four extra tunes also recorded at the Pershing have been added here.
180-GRAM COLORED RED VINYL - THE COMPLETE ALBUM + 4 BONUS TRACKS