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Mosaic To Release Ahmad Jamal Trio Set

Mosaic Records has reportedly long been trying to put together some kind of collection featuring pianist Ahmad Jamal's influential 1950s trio.

Ahmad Jamal Argo LPMosaic Records, that fine purveyor of jazz box-set goods from the East (as in Stamford, Connecticut), has reportedly long been trying to put together some kind of collection featuring pianist Ahmad Jamal’s influential 1950s trio. (If you’ve never experienced the good fortune and pleasure of hearing Jamal’s trio work from the 1950s and 60s–widely noted for its elegant use of space and its influence upon trumpeter Miles Davis–then check out the classic 1958 album Ahmad Jamal at the Pershing: But Not for Me, as well as the video at the bottom of this post.) A source at the label now confirms the forthcoming anthology: “The set will include only those Argo sessions with (bassist Israel) Crosby and (drummer Vernel) Fournier and we hope to issue it much later in ’08. Other details to follow.”

The Ahmad Jamal Trio in 1959 performing “Darn That Dream”:

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Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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