The Ahmad Jamal Trio* ‎– The Awakening

Be With Records ‎– BEWITH020LP
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, 180g, Gatefold

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A1 The Awakening
Written-By – Ahmad Jamal
A2 I Love Music
Written-By – Emil Boyd, Hale Smith
A3 Patterns
Written-By – Ahmad Jamal
B1 Dolphin Dance
Written-By – Herbie Hancock
B2 You're My Everything
Written-By – Harry Warren (2), Joe Young (3), Mort Dixon
B3 Stolen Moments
Written-By – Oliver Nelson
B4 Wave
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim

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Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City on February 2nd and 3rd, 1970.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8713748984977
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched runout): BEWITH 020 LP.A1 F.T.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped runout): 18301 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched runout): BEWITH 020 LP.B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped runout): 18301 1B
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 18) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AS-9194 The Ahmad Jamal Trio* The Awakening(LP, Album) Impulse!, ABC Records AS-9194 US 1970 Sell This Version
MCAD-5644, JVC-464 Ahmad Jamal Trio The Awakening(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Impulse!, MCA Impulse! MCAD-5644, JVC-464 US 1986 Sell This Version
UCCI-9282 Ahmad Jamal Trio The Awakening(CD, Album, RE) Impulse! UCCI-9282 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
UCCU-3057, ASD-9194 Ahmad Jamal Trio The Awakening(CD, Album, RE) Impulse!, Impulse! UCCU-3057, ASD-9194 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
AS-9194 The Ahmad Jamal Trio* The Awakening(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records, MCA Records AS-9194 Germany Unknown Sell This Version


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October 19, 2018
Listening now, and cleaned with and Audio Desk System Pro, hearing clicks on the first song. Surprised as I just bought 8 albums from Be With records. Will update when I get through the album.


August 30, 2017

Have to agree with the earlier post. Sublime record to own. Splendid pressing and a well presented package.
From start to finish I did not hear a single pop or crackle.
Even if your pressing isn't perfect, the music will be... Buy on sight.


June 27, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

Exquisite and contemporary piano work from Ahmad Jamal. A couple of originals and 2-3 standards including a paced version of Hancock's Dolphin Dance and a great rendition of Stolen Moments. Very well recorded session and a phenomenal reissue from Be With Records. Originals are very hard to find. Top sound on this one!


April 23, 2017

Sounds good to me but don't take that too seriously.


April 6, 2017
A great vinyl reissue of jazz giant Ahmad Jamal's iconic masterpiece 'The Awakening'. This landmark deep trio album -recorded in NYC and released on Impulse! in 1970- is essential and perennially sought-after on vinyl.
It is impossible to discuss The Awakening without acknowledging its indelible mark on golden age rap. A defining album of hip-hop culture, producers of the highest calibre have famously sampled elements of this timeless record to lace all-timers with a foundation for their most legendary tracks. Indeed, both the experimental "DJ Premier In Deep Concentration" and Shadez Of Brooklyn's seminal "Change" utilised Jamal's sparse title-track to stunning effect.