Mastered By Kevin Gray From Original Analog Master Tapes!
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Analogue Productions releases 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made in their Prestige Stereo Series on Hybrid Stereo SACD.
For nearly a quarter-century, beginning in 1950, tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons (1925-1974) was among the brightest stars in the Prestige Records firmament. Whether leading or partaking in one of Prestiges jam sessions, immersing himself in the organ-dominated blues and gospel grooves that in the 1950s came to be called soul jazz, or digging deep for heart-rending ballads, Ammons was multiply masterful. And in 1960, leading a quintet featuring the impeccable pianist Tommy Flanagan, plus Ray Barrettos piquant congas, he produced the insuperable Boss Tenor.
From the blues that drips from Hittin the Jug and Blue Ammons to the infectious medium bounce of the standards Close Your Eyes and Canadian Sunset, and from the sophisticated swing of Stompin at the Savoy to the finger-poppin bop of Confirmation and the after-hours balladry of My Romance, Boss Tenor has something for everyone claiming to be a fan of modern jazz.
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SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Mastered by Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes
Gene Ammons, tenor saxophone
Tommy Flanagan, piano
Doug Watkins, bass
Arthur Taylor, drums
Ray Barretto, congas
1. Hittin' The Jug
2. Close Your Eyes
3. My Romance
4. Canadian Sunset
5. Blue Ammons