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Friday, January 1, 2021

But Not For Me - Ahmad Jamal



But Not For Me
Ahmad Jamal Trio At The Pershing
Supervision: Phil Chess
Cover: Don Bronstein
Engineer: Malcolm Chisholm
The stereo version of this album has been electronically reprocessed  by Dick Allen and Ron Malo
Argo LP 628

From the back cover: Having worked at the Pershing Lounge at various times for the past six years, the idea developed (during a conversation with Leonard Chess of Argo Records, Sid McCoy, eminent radio personality, and myself) to record our next album there at the Pershing Lounge. This present group of selections is the results. The tapes were made on January 16, 1958, and each set of that night was recorded. I have chosen 8 tracks out of 43 cuts, and sincerely hope that our listeners will derive some degree of enjoyment from them.

Two of the tunes are former recordings of ours we did some years ago, Surrey With The Fringe On Top and But Not For Me. Both tunes are a permanent part of our repertoire and are frequently requested by our audiences. I make mention here of the fact that of all the tunes in our repertoire, But Not Or Me is asked for more than any other selection. I am happy to say that for all who enjoyed our former recording, but could not obtain it, here it is in our present album.

Working with me are two of the finest musicians I have ever known, musically or otherwise, Israel Crosby, our bassist and Vernell Fournier, our drummer. I have had many treasurable moments working with both of these well known musicians, and am looking forward to all of our future performances together. – Ahmad Jamal

But Not For Me
Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Moonlight In Vermont
Music, Music, Music
No Greater Love
Woody'n You
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