Gene Ammons Blue Gene LP
Gene Ammons Blue Gene LP

Gene Ammons Blue Gene LP

Gene Ammons

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SKU:
OJCLP192
UPC:
025218619219
Also known as "The Boss", Gene Ammons was a jazz tenor saxophonist and the son of boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons.

Gene Ammons began to gain recognition when he went on the road with trumpeter King Kolax's band in 1943 at the age of 18.

While adept in the aspects of bebop, in particular its love of harmonic substitutions, Ammons more than Lester Young, Ben Webster or Charlie Parker, stayed in touch with the commercial blues and R&B of his day.

"The final of his series of jam sessions for Prestige features an excellent septet (the leader on tenor, trumpeter Idrees Sulieman, baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Doug Watkins, drummer Art Taylor and Ray Barretto on congas) stretching out on three original blues and the ballad "Hip Tip"; all four pieces were written by Waldron. Few surprises occur but everyone plays up to their usual high level." - Scott Yanow, allmusic.com

Features:
• Vinyl LP

Musicians:
Gene Ammons, tenor sax
Idrees Suliman, trumpet
Pepper Adams, baritone sax
Mal Waldron, piano
Arthur Taylor, drums
Doug Watkins, bass
Ray Barretto, conga

Selections:
Side A:

1. Blue Gene
2. Scamperin'
Side B:
1. Blue Greens 'N Beans
2. Hip Tip

Recorded May 2, 1958
Description
Also known as "The Boss", Gene Ammons was a jazz tenor saxophonist and the son of boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons.

Gene Ammons began to gain recognition when he went on the road with trumpeter King Kolax's band in 1943 at the age of 18.

While adept in the aspects of bebop, in particular its love of harmonic substitutions, Ammons more than Lester Young, Ben Webster or Charlie Parker, stayed in touch with the commercial blues and R&B of his day.

"The final of his series of jam sessions for Prestige features an excellent septet (the leader on tenor, trumpeter Idrees Sulieman, baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Doug Watkins, drummer Art Taylor and Ray Barretto on congas) stretching out on three original blues and the ballad "Hip Tip"; all four pieces were written by Waldron. Few surprises occur but everyone plays up to their usual high level." - Scott Yanow, allmusic.com

Features:
• Vinyl LP

Musicians:
Gene Ammons, tenor sax
Idrees Suliman, trumpet
Pepper Adams, baritone sax
Mal Waldron, piano
Arthur Taylor, drums
Doug Watkins, bass
Ray Barretto, conga

Selections:
Side A:

1. Blue Gene
2. Scamperin'
Side B:
1. Blue Greens 'N Beans
2. Hip Tip

Recorded May 2, 1958
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Gene Ammons
Title
Blue Gene
Composer
Additional Artists
Idrees Suliman, Mal Waldron, Arthur Taylor, Pepper Adams, Doug Watkins
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
1
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
Discontinued
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
01-27-2012
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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