Ahmad Jamal records his first live album : ‘At the Pershing: But Not for Me’ (1958)

Ahmad Jamal‘s ‘At the Pershing: But Not for Me’ is his first live album recorded on January 16, 1958 and released the same year by Argo.

Track Listing : 1.But Not For Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 03:32 . 2.The Surrey With The Fringe On Top (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) – 02:35 . 3.Moonlight In Vermont (Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn) – 03:09 . 4.(Put Another Nickel In) Music, Music, Music (Bernie Baum, Stephen Weiss) – 02:56 . 5.No Greater Love (Isham Jones, Marty Symes) – 03:26 . 6.Poinciana (Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon) – 08:07 . 7.Woody N’ You (Dizzy Gillespie) – 03:40 . 8.What’S New? (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke) – 04:11

Musicians : Ahmad Jamal – Piano . Israel Crosby – Double Bass . Vernel Fournier – Drums

Production : Produced By Dave Usher Malcolm Chisholm – Engineer

Package : Don Bronstein – Artwork . Ahmad Jamal – Liner Notes

Recorded On January 16, 1958 At The Pershing Lounge Of Chicago’S Pershing Hotel.

Released In 1958 By Argo.

(Source Ahmad Jamal – At the Pershing: But Not for Me | Official Website)


But Not For Me, Jamal’s first album of ‘live’ Pershing Lounge recordings, selling two million copies, reaching No. 3 on the national album charts, remaining amongst the best sellers for over two years. […]

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