Friday, November 18, 2011

The Ahmad Jamal Trio @ Pershing
"But Not for Me"

Visiting (once again) the region on my shelf where some unexplored jazz records have collected I am taking this Argo jazz record for a spin.

The influential jazz leader/pianist is still going strong today, but this record hails from 1958, and thus far I'm loving it.
Not only is the music great, but throughout the whole record you can hear the patrons at the club talking, clinking glasses and clapping throughout the performance. It's a whiff of what it would have been like to go to your favorite night spot and hear this as the popular music of the day.
At this point Lady Gaga is too distant a heartburn to be known...

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