Friday, 12 March 2010

Gene Ammons ''Red Top''

Gene Ammons

''Red Top''
( Compilation, Savoy Jazz, 2004 )

1. El Sino 3:13
2. Ineta 2:54
3. Wild Leo 2:56
4. Leaping Leo 3:03
5. Just Chips 3:06
6. Street Of Dreams 2:58
7. Good Time Blues 2:57
8. Travellin' Light 2:57
9. Red Top 3:07
10. Fuzzy 3:09
11. Stairway To The Stars 2:48
12. Jim Dawgs 3:04
13. Big Slam Part 1 4:34
14. Big Slam Part 2 2:44

Personnel & Credits:
Gene Ammons (Sax (Tenor))
Johnny Coles (Trumpet)
Leo Parker (Sax (Baritone))
Al Brown (Mastering)
Howard McGhee (Trumpet)
Steve Backer (Executive Producer)
Mack Easton (Sax (Baritone))
Mack Easton (Sax (Tenor))
John Houston (Piano)
Junior Mance (Piano)
Bob Porter (Liner Notes)
Bob Porter (Reissue Producer)
Teddy Reig (Producer)
Jack Towers (Editing)
Jack Towers (Transfers)
Gene Wright (Bass)
Ben Stuberville (Bass)
David Redfern (Photography)
Bob Heimall (Art Direction)
Bob Heimall (Design)
Lewis Simpkins (Producer)
Jerry Valburn (Editing)
Jerry Valburn (Transfers)
Chuck Williams (Drums)
George Brown (Drums)

Compilation Release Date: November 8, 1994
Original Savoy Album, (Savoy SJL 1103), October 4, 1947 (info here)

More info here.

Tenor-saxophonist Gene Ammons is well-featured on this LP, playing as a sideman with baritonist Leo Parker's sextet on four numbers from 1947 and heading two sessions of his own from 1952-53. The latter performances (which also include trumpeter Johnny Coles and pianist John Houston in the octet) are highlighted by a remake of Ammons's hit "Red Top," warm ballad versions of "Street of Dreams," "Travellin' Light" and "Stairway to the Stars" and an extended tenor battle with Mack Easton on "Big Slam."
BY Scott Yanow
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