Friday, 5 February 2010

Gene Ammons ''All-Star Sessions With Sonny Stitt''

Gene Ammons

( Prestige/OJC, 1991 )
Catalog # OJCCD-014-2

Personnel :
Gene Ammons with :
Art Farmer - Trumpet
Lou Donaldson - Sax (Alto)
Freddie Redd - Piano
Addison Farmer - Bass
Kenny Clarke - Drums

#3-7 and 10
Sonny Stitt - Sax (Tenor)
Duke Jordan - Piano
Tommy Potter - Bass
Jo Jones - Drums

#8 and 11-12
Sonny Stitt - Sax (Tenor)
Junior Mance - Piano
Gene Wright - Bass
Wesley Landers - Drums

Sonny Stitt - Sax (Tenor)
Bill Massey - Trumpet
Al Outcalt - Trombone
Charlie Bateman - Piano
Gene Wright - Bass
Teddy Stewart - Drums

Recorded Mar 5, 1950-Jun 16, 1955

Tracklist :
01 Woofin' and Tweetin'
02 Juggernaut
03 Blues Up and Down [Take 3]
04 Blues Up and Down [Take 2]
05 Blues Up and Down [Take 3]
06 You Can Depend on Me [Take 1]
07 You Can Depend on Me [Take 2]
08 Stringin' the Jug
09 New Blues up and Down
10 Bye Bye
11 When I Dream of You
12 A Lover Is Blue

Review :
This is an excellent recording that pieces together three separate sessions. The first, with Art Farmer and Lou Donaldson marked Ammons' return to jazz after exploring R&B for a period of time. The second and third sessions find "Jug" teaming up with his musical soulmate Sonny Stitt for two separate dates. Their interplay over the years produced some of jazz's most stimulating moments and they don't disappoint here. The songs are short, but the addition of numerous outtakes make for a long, satisfying listen. Essential.
By Robert Taylor (AMG)

By Rob


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HotBeatJazz said...


it's a masterpiece

thanks a lot!!

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