"Poinciana" was such a big hit for the Ahmad Jamal Trio
that the album Poinciana
(recorded just eight months after the original single version) has a remake that served as the title cut. Performed live at the Spotlight Club in Washington D.C., the music features close musical communication between the trio members (who include bassist Israel Crosby
and drummer Vernell Fournier
) on such numbers as "A Gal In Calico," "Autumn Leaves," and "This Can't Be Love." Recorded the same day as The Ahmad Jamal Trio, Volume IV
, this date was equally rewarding and worth searching for.