Monday, 7 September 2009

Gene Ammons All Stars ”The Happy Blues”

Gene Ammons All Stars

The Happy Blues
( LP Prestige Records, 1956 )
Catalog # PRLP 7039

The Happy Blues
The Great Lie
Can’t We Be Friends?

Personnel & Credits:
Gene Ammons (ts)
Jackie McLean (as)
Art Farmer (tp)
Duke Jordan (p)
Addison Farmer (b)
Art Taylor (d)
Candido Camero (cga)
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Hackensack, NJ, April 23, 1956

Also issued on Prestige PR 7654
entitled “Gene Ammons Jam Sessions,
Vol. 1 – The Happy Blues”: Fantasy OJC 013, OJCCD 013-2.

This is one of the great studio jam sessions. Tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons is teamed up with trumpeter Art Farmer, altoist Jackie McLean, pianist Duke Jordan, bassist Addison Farmer, drummer Art Taylor, and the congas of Candido for four lengthy selections. Best is “The Happy Blues,” which has memorable solos and spontaneous but perfectly fitting riffing by the horns behind each others’ solos. The other numbers (”The Great Lie,” “Can’t We Be Friends,” and “Madhouse”) are also quite enjoyable, making this a highly recommended set.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

Courtesy of Green

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