AHMAD JAMAL – EMERALD CITY NIGHTS – Live at the Penthouse 1963-1964 – Vol.1 (RSDBF)

AHMAD JAMAL – EMERALD CITY NIGHTS – Live at the Penthouse 1963-1964 – Vol.1 (RSDBF)

Out November 25, 2022 for RSD Black Friday 2022

LIMITED EDITION 2-LP SET
DELUXE 180-GRAM PRESSING mastered by Bernie Grundman

Never-before released Ahmad Jamal in the 1960s recorded at the Penthouse Jazz Club in Seattle.

Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse (1963-1964) and (1965-1966) brings forth a collection of previously unissued recordings of the iconic pianist Ahmad Jamal captured live at the hallowed Penthouse jazz club in Seattle, WA between 1963-1968 with trios featuring bassists Richard Evans and Jamil Nasser, and drummers Chuck Lampkin, Vernel Fournier and Frank Gant. Produced for release by “Jazz Detective” Zev Feldman and supervised by Ahmad Jamal himself, these recordings were transferred from the original tape reels and mastered for vinyl by the legendary Bernie Grundman.

The deluxe limited-edition 180-gram 2-LP sets include extensive booklets with rare photos by Don Bronstein, Chuck Stewart and others; essays by producer Zev Feldman, journalist Eugene Holley, Jr., radio DJ and original recording engineer Jim Wilke, and son of the Penthouse owner, Charlie Puzzo Jr.; and interviews with pianists Ramsey Lewis and Hiromi (1963-64), Jon Batiste and Kenny Barron (1965-1966), plus producer Marshall Chess of Chess/Argo Records, and others.

These will mark the first 2 releases from producer and “Jazz Detective” Zev Feldman’s new label venture Deep Digs Music Group/The Jazz Detective, in partnership with Elemental Music. Deluxe 2-CD set also available.

Tracklist

Recorded on June 20, 1963 at the Penthouse, Seattle, WA
Ahmad Jamal – piano
Richard Evans – bass
Chuck Lampkin – drums

SIDE A
1. Johnny One Note (10:29) – R. Rodgers, L. Hart
2. Minor Adjustments (7:20) – R. Evans

SIDE B
1. All of You (6:07) – C. Porter
2. Squatty Roo (10:27) – J. Hodges

Recorded on March 26, 1964 at the Penthouse, Seattle, WA
Ahmad Jamal – piano
Jamil Nasser – bass
Chuck Lampkin – drums

SIDE C
1. Bogota (12:17) – R. Evans
2. Lollipops & Roses (7:45) – T. Velona
3. Tangerine (8:15) – V. Schertzinger, J. Mercer

Recorded on April 2, 1964 at the Penthouse, Seattle, WA

SIDE D
1. Keep On Keeping On (8:59) – R. Evans
2. Minor Moods (13:48) – A. Jamal
3. But Not For Me (5:20) – G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin

Personnel

Ahmad Jamal – piano
Richard Evans – bass
Chuck Lampkin – drums

Credits

Recorded between 1963 and 1964 At the Penthouse, Seattle, WA