Prime Music

Buy New

Includes FREE MP3
version
of this album.
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$10.26 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details

or
 
   
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $1.10 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961 [Live]

Ahmad JamalAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Price: $15.48 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, Oct. 21? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
MP3 Music, 32 Songs, 1998 $18.99  
Audio CD, Live, 1998 $15.48  

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


Disc 1:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. But Not For Me (Live At The Pershing Lounge)Ahmad Jamal 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Surrey With The Fringe On Top (Live At The Pershing Lounge)Ahmad Jamal 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Moonlight In Vermont (Live At The Pershing Lounge/1958)Ahmad Jamal 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Music! Music! Music! (Put Another Nickel In) (Live At The Pershing Lounge)Ahmad Jamal 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Woody 'N You (Live At The Pershing Lounge)Ahmad Jamal 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Poinciana (Live)Ahmad Jamal 8:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Too Late Now (Live At Pershing Lounge)Ahmad Jamal Trio 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. All The Things You Are (Live At Pershing Lounge)Ahmad Jamal Trio 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Cherokee (Live At The Pershing Lounge)Ahmad Jamal Trio 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. It Might As Well Be Spring (Live At The Pershing Lounge)Ahmad Jamal Trio 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. I'll Remember April (Live At The Pershing Lounge)Ahmad Jamal Trio 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Gone With The Wind (Live At The Pershing Lounge)Ahmad Jamal Trio 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Billy Boy (Live At The Pershing Lounge)Ahmad Jamal Trio 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. It's You Or No One (Live At The Pershing Lounge)Ahmad Jamal Trio 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. You Don't Know What Love Is (Live At The Spotlite Club)Ahmad Jamal Trio 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Tater Pie (Live At The Spotlite Club)Ahmad Jamal Trio 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. This Can't Be Love (Live At The Spotlite Club)Ahmad Jamal Trio 4:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Old Devil Moon (Live At The Spotlite Club)Ahmad Jamal Trio 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Sweet And LovelyAhmad Jamal Trio 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Party's OverAhmad Jamal Trio 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. BroadwayAhmad Jamal Trio 7:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. SnowfallAhmad Jamal Trio 2:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Time On My HandsAhmad Jamal Trio 6:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Angel EyesAhmad Jamal Trio 4:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. What Is This Thing Called LoveAhmad Jamal Trio 6:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. I'll Take Romance / My Funny Valentine (Live At The Blackhawk)Ahmad Jamal Trio 6:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Like Someone In Love (Live At The Blackhawk)Ahmad Jamal Trio 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Falling In Love With Love (Live At The Blackhawk)Ahmad Jamal Trio 4:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Best Thing For You (Live At The Blackhawk)Ahmad Jamal 4:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. April In Paris (Live At The Blackhawk)Ahmad Jamal Trio 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Second Time Around (Live At The Blackhawk)Ahmad Jamal Trio 4:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Darn That Dream (Live At The Blackhawk)Ahmad Jamal Trio 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 


Amazon's Ahmad Jamal Store

Music

Image of album by Ahmad Jamal

Photos

Image of Ahmad Jamal

Videos

Ahmad Jamal - Live in Balbeck

Biography

Critic Stanley Crouch cites AHMAD JAMAL's impact on the fresh form in jazz as an outstanding conceptionalist. Crouch considers Mr. Jamal's distinctive style as having had an influence on the same level as "Jelly Roll Morton, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Theolonius Monk, Horace Silver and John Lewis, all thinkers whose wrestling with form and content ... Read more in Amazon's Ahmad Jamal Store

Visit Amazon's Ahmad Jamal Store
for 96 albums, 7 photos, videos, and 1 full streaming song.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961 + Ahmad's Blues: Live At The Spotlight + At the Pershing: But Not for Me
Price for all three: $41.71

Buy the selected items together


Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 7, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: 1958
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Chess
  • ASIN: B000006EJ4
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,386 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Ahmad's piano wizardry-not to mention his trio's brio-was at its stunning best in these legendary live performances. Six awesome live albums (including At the Pershing ) are distilled down into 2 CDs of majestic and influential jazz.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
(16)
5.0 out of 5 stars
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At The Pershing...and more -- Inspired Miles Davis! January 1, 2003
Format:Audio CD
The first sides are from the classic "Ahmad Jamal at the Pershing" which was as essential listening in its way as "Kind of Blue." Miles was inspired by the selection of show tunes, many of which he also recorded later with Red Garland playing the Ahmad Jamal role on piano. I think it was not so much what Jamal played but what he did not play. His use of space was phenomenal. Vernell Fournier was a New Orleans drummer and Isreal Crosby had played and recorded with Benny Goodman. Together they reinvented jazz for a decade. This LP, by the way, and not Muddy Waters recording was what put Chess Records (Argo's parent) on the map financially. So thank Jamal for the other music that he funded. Classic stuff and never enough of it.
Bill Donoghue
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of The Greatest Trio's Ever!! June 11, 1998
Format:Audio CD
If you've ever wondered where the light sound in jazz came from, here it is. Miles Davis cites Ahmad Jamal as one of his primary influences. This is what confident, un-self-conscious jazz sounds like. Listening to this album is an experience not easily forgotten. With all the talk about pianists like Bill Evans and Oscar Peterson, Jamal's minimalist approach to jazz piano is like a cool breeze. So, take a breath
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tightest...band...ever! December 13, 2002
Format:Audio CD
From a musician's standpoint, this band displays more interplay in one chorus of a tune than some bands have in a lifetime. The almost psychic connection between the trio is amazing to listen to. They pull changes in tempo, feel, time signature, breaks, hits, they do it all without flinching. Israel Crosby is one of the most underrated bassists of all time. Just listening to the first few tunes shows that these guys could not only spice up standards, but they did it as a unit. Although there is very little stretching out (most of these tunes are barely more than 3 minutes), everyone gets a piece of the action in a way that's more than satisfying. If you're looking for the tightest band ever, here it is.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breath Taking.... September 17, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Ahmad Jamal is one of the finest and smoothest pianist period! I use to listen to "Live at the Pershing" when I was in college. "Poinciana" would always put me in the right frame of mind. This compilation is well worth the money! It is the next best thing to seeing him "Live" in person.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful May 14, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Just want to make the distinction between "light" and "smooth" jazz. Unlike the loathesome latter, this music swings. Jamal is cool, not Kool. And he doesn't play a lot of notes -- only the right ones. (Just one question about Dregol's right-on review: What's with the apostrophe in "trio's?"
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At The Pershing...and more -- Inspired Miles Davis! January 1, 2003
Format:Audio CD
The first sides are from the classic "Ahmad Jamal at the Pershing" which was as essential listening in its way as "Kind of Blue." Miles was inspired by the selection of show tunes, many of which he also recorded later with Red Garland playing the Ahmad Jamal role on piano. I think it was not so much what Jamal played but what he did not play. His use of space was phenomenal. Vernell Fournier was a New Orleans drummer and Isreal Crosby had played and recorded with Benny Goodman. Together they reinvented jazz for a decade. This LP, by the way, and not Muddy Waters recording was what put Chess Records (Argo's parent) on the map financially. So thank Jamal for the other music that he funded. Classic stuff and never enough of it.
Bill Donoghue
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
For so many reasons, this is one of the best jazz CD's I own. First and foremost is the phenomenal playing of Jamal. His selection of chord voicings is so original, unique and bright, after just a few songs you will be able to distinguish his playing from that of any other jazz pianist you may be familiar with. Especially on well known songs, like Surrey with the Fringe on Top, Cherokee, and My Funny Valentine, the songs take on a whole new life once you've heard Jamal play them. Speaking of which, that's another bright spot of this CD: the song selection. This is a veritable run down of the history of jazz. Jamal and his trio cover so many aspects of jazz, you could probably teach the history of jazz songwriting with just this 2-CD set. The absolute best song is Poinciana, which is positively breathtaking, with Broadway a close second. (Amazing that those two songs are not available as MP3's - guess they knew that was the best way to sell the CD package.) The third outstanding feature of this set is the recording itself. Taken from five different sessions, the sound is clean, well-produced, and the audience and ambient noise do not detract from the music. The liner notes are chock full of interesting notes about the recordings, Jamal's journey through music, the recording sessions, the record company, you name it. Simply said, this CD covers a lot of jazz piano ground, and no serious jazz collector, jazz student, jazz historian, jazz pianist, or jazz fan can be without it. I'm serious. This is the top of the heap.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great album and a great bargain June 9, 2008
Format:Audio CD
What you get here are two chock-full CDs of the best of Ahmad Jamal's trio output during the late 50s and early 60s. Maybe his absolute best output, period.

Ahmad plays smoothly, melodically, adding quirky interpretations of the melody a little at a time. Sometimes he improvises by subtracting, leaving out notes or lines instead of cluttering things up with lots of notes. Then, out of nowhere will come lightning fast runs or accented notes, struck loud and proud. This is the excitement of the Ahmad Jamal Trio. Melody. Space. Silence. Surprise. Delight!

This collection also contains 3/4 of the classic album Live At The Pershing -- you don't absolutely need that album if you have this one -- the essential stuff is here.

Cross Country Tour is on my personal list of the 100 best albums of all time. The recording quality is a little dodgy here and there, but you can't beat the music. It has had replay after replay in my house for years.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Once Essential, Now Economical
For the last seven years or so this was the best sampling of Ahmad Jamal's live stuff that could be had: a huge chunk of the Pershing show with select cuts from the... Read more
Published on August 19, 2009 by tick tock
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahmad Jamal
I have most of these tunes on other CD's and records. Now I
have them all on one disc.
Published on October 6, 2008 by T. Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
This is actually the second time I have purchased this particular CD. I had relatives visiting for the weekend and this 2-CD set was a huge hit with everyone so I purchased the... Read more
Published on October 17, 2007 by Klassy Lady
5.0 out of 5 stars Choosing a Jamal Album
I have on vinyl "Ahmad Jamal at the Blackhawk" & "Chamber Music of the New Jazz". I have scanned all of the Jamal CD's and couldn't find "THE ONE" comparable to those two! Read more
Published on September 24, 2007 by GK Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Really excellent, I feel like a fool for overlooking it
I have bought most of Ahmad Jamal's CDs and picked this up to fill out my collection. I started with "The Essence" and mostly worked backwards in time. Read more
Published on April 3, 2006 by W. P. Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best
This compilation consists of some of what I consider to be the best jazz ever recorded. There is impeccable, contagious groove throughout, but it is at the same time so sensitive,... Read more
Published on February 4, 2006 by Lucas Gillan
5.0 out of 5 stars 1958 - 1961 -- Hardly, More like 1958 to Forever
We're lucky when music is initially captivating. Enriched when it is enduring. Ahmad's great launching platform is fortunately for us, both. Read more
Published on January 19, 2005 by Kevin B. Shorter
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Look for Similar Items by Category


Want to discover more products? You may find many from ahmad jamal shopping list.