Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Volga Boatman
3:53
2 On Green Dolphin Street
3:20
3 How About You
5:30
4 I Just Can't See for Lookin'
2:04
5 Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
2:35
6 Beat Out One
5:28
7 Maryam
3:39
8 Easy to Remember
5:41
9 Jum Loves Sue
2:51
10 Secret Love
2:42
11 Taking a Chance on Love
1:49
12 Cheek to Cheek
5:17
13 It's You or No One
2:15
14 Soft Wind
3:21
15 Love
3:06
16 Aki and Ukthay
3:17
17 Love for Sale
4:02
18 That's All
1:46
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 But Not for Me
3:32
2 Surrey With the Fringe on Top
2:36
3 Moonlight in Vermont
3:10
4 (Put Another Nickel in) Music! Music! Music!
2:57
5 There Is No Greater Love
3:24
6 Poinciana
8:09
7 Woody'n You
3:41
8 What's New
4:11
9 Too Late Now
2:31
10 All the Things You Are
3:13
11 Cherokee
3:43
12 It Might as Well Be Spring
3:27
13 I'll Remember April
2:41
14 My Funny Valentine
3:28
15 Gone With the Wind
3:25
16 Billy Boy
3:01
17 It's You or No One
3:34
18 They Can't Take That Away From Me
4:45
19 Poor Butterfly
3:40
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Taboo
4:06
2 Should I
3:43
3 Stompin' at the Savoy
4:14
4 The Girl Next Door
3:29
5 I Wish I Knew
3:43
6 Cheek to Cheek
4:51
7 Autumn in New York
3:22
8 Secret Love
3:53
9 Squatty Roo
2:19
10 That's All
2:40
11 This Can't Be Love
5:02
12 Autumn Leaves
7:45
13 Ahmad's Blues
3:55
14 Old Devil Moon
3:57
15 Seleritus
3:08
16 It Could Happen to You
4:15
17 Ivy
2:56
18 Tater Pie
3:06
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Let's Fall in Love
5:04
2 Aki and Urkthay
3:17
3 You Don't Know What Love Is
3:31
4 I Didn't Know What Time It Was
4:36
5 So Beats My Heart for You
3:40
6 Gal in Calico
4:46
7 Our Delight
3:02
8 Too Late Now
4:16
9 The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
3:32
10 Little Old Lady
5:17
11 For All We Know
2:48
12 Pavanne
5:47
13 Excerpts From the Blues
3:04
14 Easy to Love
3:21
15 Time on My Handes
1:37
16 Raincheck
4:44
17 I'll Never Stop Loving You
3:03
18 Speak Low
4:56
19 Rhumba No.2
2:40
CD 5
# Title Rating Length
1 Comme Ci Comme Ca
2:12
2 Ivy
3:59
3 Never Never Land
3:09
4 Tangerine
2:43
5 Ahmad's Blues
4:22
6 Seleritus
3:02
7 I Like to Recognize the Tune
1:43
8 I'm Alone With You
3:11
9 Sophisticated Gentlemen
4:13
10 Ahmad's Waltz
4:45
11 Valentina
2:23
12 Yesterdays
2:57
13 Tempo for Two
3:28
14 Hallelujah
2:08
15 It's a Wonderful World
2:52
16 Baja
4:01
17 You Came a Long Way From St. Louis
3:39
18 Lover Man
4:07
19 Who Cares
3:12
CD 6
# Title Rating Length
1 I'm Old Fashioned
5:05
2 We Kiss in a Shadow
8:18
3 Chi-Town (aka Gem)
2:17
4 We Kiss in a Shadow
5:05
5 Sweeet and Lovely
4:00
6 The Party's Over
4:00
7 Love for Sale
4:03
8 Snowfall
2:30
9 Broadway
7:42
10 Willow Weep for Me
3:59
11 Autumn Leaves
3:52
12 Isn't It Romantic
4:28
13 The Breeze and I
2:22
CD 7
# Title Rating Length
1 Time on My Hands
6:20
2 Angel Eyes
4:16
3 You Go to My Head
11:03
4 Star Eyes
5:57
5 All of You
5:02
6 You're Blase
3:30
7 What Is This Thing Called Love
6:15
8 Poinciana
9:35
9 We Kiss in a Shadow (alternative take)
5:08
10 Stella by Starlight
5:34
11 The Lady Is a Tramp
3:08
CD 8
# Title Rating Length
1 Medley: I'll Take Romance / My Funny Valentine
6:12
2 Like Someone in Love
5:15
3 Falling in Love With Love
4:21
4 The Best Thing for You
4:36
5 April in Paris
6:16
6 The Second Time Around
4:13
7 We Live in Two Different Worlds
5:09
8 Night Mist Blues
7:05
9 Darn That Dream
4:33
10 On Green Dolphin Street
4:03
CD 9
# Title Rating Length
1 Like Someone in Love (alternative take 1)
6:53
2 The Second Time Around (alternative take 1)
5:32
3 Angel Eyes
6:51
4 Medley: Alone Together / Love Walked In
6:42
5 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
3:37
6 I'm Old Fashioned
3:52
7 We Kiss in a Shadow
10:32
8 The Second Time Around (alternative take 2)
4:51
9 Like Someone in Love (alternative take 2)
7:26

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1958-06-30) (tracks 10–18)
drums:
Vernell Fournier (tracks 10–18)
Walter Perkins (Chicago jazz drummer) (tracks 1–9)
bass:
Israel Crosby (tracks 1–18)
piano:
Ahmad Jamal (tracks 1–18)
washtub bass:
Israel Crosby (tracks 10–18)
producer:
Phil Chess (tracks 1–9)
recording engineer:
Bernie Clapper (1956-09-27) (tracks 1–9)
recorded at:
Universal Recording in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1956-09-27) (tracks 1–9)
Spotlight Club in Washington, D.C., United States (1958-09-05 – 1958-09-06) (tracks 10–18)

CD 2

drums:
Vernell Fournier (tracks 1–19)
bass:
Israel Crosby (tracks 1–19)
piano:
Ahmad Jamal (tracks 1–19)
composer:
Sammy Cahn (track 17)
Jule Styne (track 17)
John Raymond Hubbell (Composer. Co-founder of ASCAP) (1916) (track 19)
Richard Rodgers (1945) (track 12)
lyricist:
Sammy Cahn (track 17)
John L. Golden (1916) (track 19)
Oscar Hammerstein II (1945) (track 12)
producer:
Dave Usher (tracks 1–19)
recording engineer:
Malcolm Chisholm (tracks 1–19)
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 12)
recorded at:
Pershing Lounge in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1958-01-16 – 1958-01-17) (tracks 1–19)
part of:
State Fair (track 12)
State Fair (1945 film soundtrack) (track 12)
State Fair (1962 film soundtrack) (track 12)
recording of:
It Might as Well Be Spring (State Fair) (track 12)
It's You or No One (track 17)
Poor Butterfly (track 19)

CD 3

drums:
Vernell Fournier (tracks 1–18)
piano:
Ahmad Jamal (tracks 1–18)
washtub bass:
Israel Crosby (tracks 1–18)
producer:
Dave Usher (tracks 1–18)
recording engineer:
Malcolm Chisholm (tracks 1–18)
recorded at:
Spotlight Club in Washington, D.C., United States (1958-09-05 – 1958-09-06) (tracks 1–18)

CD 4

drums:
Vernell Fournier (tracks 1–19)
bass:
Israel Crosby (tracks 10–19)
piano:
Ahmad Jamal (tracks 1–19)
washtub bass:
Israel Crosby (tracks 1–9)
producer:
Jack Tracy (tracks 10–19)
Dave Usher (tracks 1–9)
recording engineer:
Malcolm Chisholm (tracks 1–9)
Ron Malo (1960-01-20 – 1960-01-21) (tracks 10–19)
recorded at:
Spotlight Club in Washington, D.C., United States (1958-09-05 – 1958-09-06) (tracks 1–9)
Ter-Mar Recording Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1960-01-20 – 1960-01-21) (tracks 10–19)

CD 5

violin:
George Brown (American pop violinist) (tracks 1–9)
Alexander Cores (tracks 1–9)
Bernard Eichenbaum (tracks 1–9)
Bertrand Hirsch (tracks 1–9)
Harry Katzman (tracks 1–9)
Joe Kennedy (musician, aranger, writer) (tracks 10–19)
Leo Kruczek (tracks 1–9)
Harry Lookofsky (tracks 1–9)
Seymour Miroff (tracks 1–9)
Felix Orlewitz (tracks 1–9)
Gene Orloff (tracks 1–9)
Alvin Rudnitsky (tracks 1–9)
Lucien Schmit (tracks 1–9)
Sylvan Shulman (tracks 1–9)
David Soyer (tracks 1–9)
Isadore Zir (aka Isadore Zit viola player) (tracks 1–9)
drums:
Vernell Fournier (tracks 1–19)
guitar:
Ray Crawford (tracks 10–19)
bass:
Israel Crosby (tracks 1–19)
piano:
Ahmad Jamal (tracks 1–19)
arranger:
Joe Kennedy (musician, aranger, writer) (tracks 1–9)
producer:
Jack Tracy (tracks 10–19)
Dave Usher (tracks 1–9)
recording engineer:
Tommy Nola (1959-02-27 – 1959-02-28) (tracks 1–9)
Ron Malo (1960-08-15 – 1960-08-16) (tracks 10–19)
recorded at:
Nola’s Penthouse in New York, New York, United States (1959-02-27 – 1959-02-28) (tracks 1–9)
Ter-Mar Recording Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1960-08-15 – 1960-08-16) (tracks 10–19)

CD 6

drums:
Vernell Fournier (tracks 1–13)
bass:
Israel Crosby (tracks 1–13)
piano:
Ahmad Jamal (tracks 1–13)
producer:
Leonard Chess (tracks 4–13)
recording engineer:
Ron Malo (1961-06) (tracks 4–13)
Ron Malo (1961-06-05) (tracks 1–3)
recorded at:
Ahmad Jamal's Alhambra in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1961-06) (tracks 4–13)
Ter-Mar Recording Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1961-06-05) (tracks 1–3)

CD 7

drums:
Vernell Fournier (tracks 1–11)
bass:
Israel Crosby (tracks 1–11)
piano:
Ahmad Jamal (tracks 1–11)
producer:
Leonard Chess (tracks 1–11)
recording engineer:
Ron Malo (1961-06) (tracks 1–11)
recorded at:
Ahmad Jamal's Alhambra in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1961-06) (tracks 1–11)

CD 8

drums:
Vernell Fournier (tracks 1–10)
bass:
Israel Crosby (tracks 1–10)
piano:
Ahmad Jamal (tracks 1–10)
composer:
Ahmad Jamal (track 8)
producer:
Paul Gayten (tracks 1–10)
recorded at:
The Blackhawk in San Francisco, California, United States (1962-01-31 – 1962-02-01) (tracks 1–10)
recording of:
Night Mist Blues (track 8)

CD 9

drums:
Vernell Fournier (tracks 1–9)
bass:
Israel Crosby (tracks 1–9)
piano:
Ahmad Jamal (tracks 1–9)
producer:
Paul Gayten (tracks 1–9)
recorded at:
The Blackhawk in San Francisco, California, United States (1962-01-31 – 1962-02-01) (tracks 1–9)