In May 1968.

In May 1968, “Cadet” label released “The Bright, the Blue and the Beautiful”, the 24th Ahmad Jamal album. It was recorded in February 1968, at “Fine Recording Studios” in New York, and was produced by Richard Evans.


  • Ahmad Jamal – piano
  • Jamil Sulieman – bass
  • Frank Gant – drums
  • The Howard Roberts Choir – vocals
  • Hale Smith – conductor

Track listing:

  1. Wild Is the Wind – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
  2. Ballad for Beverly – Bob Williams
  3. Of Bass I Love – Ahmad Jamal, Jamil Sulieman
  4. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  5. I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to Be Free) – Billy Taylor, Dick Dallas
  6. At Long Last Love – Cole Porter
  7. Never Let Me Go – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
  8. Gypsies in the Wind – Bob Williams
  9. Lover Man – Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman
  10. By Myself – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz

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