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Boss Tenor

LP (Item 18301) Prestige, 1960 — Condition: Used
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A soul jazz classic from Gene Ammons – the kind of session that easy made him "boss" on tenor – with a tone and conception that few other players could touch! The set is done in a style that's laidback, but never too loose – bouncing along in that "with conga" style of rhythm that was used strongly at the start of the 60s – with Ray Barretto on percussion, alongside Tommy Flanagan on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The style is nice and echoey – a mode that works well not only here, but on most of the 22 other albums that Ammons went onto record during the next 2 years! Titles include "Close Your Eyes", "Canadian Sunset", "Hittin' The Jug", "Confirmation", and "Blue Ammons". (Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has some spitting on the top seam and some peeling of the gloss finish, with some wear, some pencil, and light stains on the back.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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