Poinciana is a timeless piece of music to say the least. Many artists have recorded this however the Ahmad Jamal version on Live at the Pershing would arguably standout as the definitive version. We recorded this as close to the original as possible for a drum demonstration video which ultimately didn’t pan out, however we are left with a fun attempt to see what Ahmad Jamal, Israel Crosby & Vernel Fournier might have been up to in 1958 in that Pershing Lounge in Chicago, Il. Hope you enjoy.
Rich Martin, piano
James Driscoll, bass
Rich Malloy, drums
Recorded in Fort Worth, TX 2020