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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt – Boss Tenors

$39.00

Verve

Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt – Boss Tenors

$39.00

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Boss Tenors (subtitled Straight Ahead from Chicago August 1961) is an album by saxophonists Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt recorded in Chicago in 1961 and originally released on the Verve label.

“The highlight of the date is the jointly written "Blues up and Down," a classic jam which has since inspired a number of other tenor match ups to record it, especially Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin. Ammons' repetitious one-note melody within "The One Before This," like Duke Ellington's deceptively simple two-note theme "C Jam Blues," leads to some inspired improvising by both men. Stitt switches to alto sax for a loping take of "There Is No Greater Love," during which Ammons' tenor provides the perfect foil.” - AllMusic

Item description:

Artist:

Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt

Title:

Boss Tenors

Label:

Verve

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Pressing:

Europe

Release Date:

This reissue: 2014 | Original - 1962

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Bop, Soul-Jazz, Hard Bop

Catalog No:

600753527085

Condition:

New