"Gene Ammons & Friends Live at Montreux"

"Gene ammons live at Montreux"

 

GENE AMMONS -Tenor sax
HAMPTON HAWES- electric piano
BOB CRANSHAW- electric bass
KENNY CLARK- drums
KENNETH NASH - percu

ON "Treux Blue " only add;

JULIAN "CANNONBALL" ADDERLEY- alto sax
NAT ADDERLEY- cornet
DEXTER GORDON-tenor sax

  1. YARDBIRD SUITE (Charlie Parker) 7:20

  2. SINCE I FEKK FOR YOU (Bud Johnson) 8:13

  3. NEW SONNY's BLUES (Sonny Stitt) 7:23

  4. SOPHISTICITED LADY (Duke Ellington) 5 :32

  5. 'TREUX BLUE (Gene Ammons) 16:57

 

 

Nearing the end of his life, on the stage of one of the world's most celebrated jazz festivals, Gene Ammons showed a cheering crowd the muscular lyricism and tough groove that made him a comerstone of the Prestige sound for nearly a quarter- century. With four tracks featuring the trio-plus-congas support heard on his classic Boss Tenor (OJC-297) plus a grand finale where Dexter Gordon and the Brothers Adderley join Jug for a recap of his patented jam sessions, this Montreux set presents many of Ammons's definitive moods. Highlights include a tribute to longtime sparring partner Sonny Stitt, exceptional blowing by guests Gordon and Nat Adderley on the jam, an earth-moving hookup by the all-Ken percussion section, and contributions from Hampton Hawes and Bob Cranshaw that eloquently place electric instruments at the service of the bebop muse.

 

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