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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Along with its fellow CD, Groove Blues, this reissue fully documents all of the music recorded by tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons on the busy day of January 3, 1958. Although there were many guest soloists, only one of the four songs on this half of the set Mal Waldron's "The Real McCoy" has appearances by John Coltrane on alto and the tenor of Paul Quinichette. However, baritonist Pepper Adams is aboard for two of the performances, and flutist Jerome Richardson along with pianist Mal Waldron, bassist George Joyner, and drummer Art Taylor are on all four. Ammons is easily the main star he really excelled in this setting and is in generally fine form on the two standards ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Along with its fellow CD, Groove Blues, this reissue fully documents all of the music recorded by tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons on the busy day of January 3, 1958. Although there were many guest soloists, only one of the four songs on this half of the set Mal Waldron's "The Real McCoy" has appearances by John Coltrane on alto and the tenor of Paul Quinichette. However, baritonist Pepper Adams is aboard for two of the performances, and flutist Jerome Richardson along with pianist Mal Waldron, bassist George Joyner, and drummer Art Taylor are on all four. Ammons is easily the main star he really excelled in this setting and is in generally fine form on the two standards "That's All" and "Cheek to Cheek", his own "Blue Hymn," and the Waldron original.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218665124
  • Catalog Number: 651
  • Sales rank: 18,804

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blue Hymn (12:37)
  2. 2 The Real McCoy (8:33)
  3. 3 Cheek to Cheek (14:12)
  4. 4 That's All (13:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gene Ammons Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone
Jerome Richardson Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Art Taylor Drums
Mal Waldron Piano
John Coltrane Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
George Joyner Bass
Paul Quinichette Tenor Saxophone
Adams Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
Pepper Adams Contributor
Gene Ammons Composer, Contributor
Jerome Richardson Contributor
Mal Waldron Contributor
Alan Brandt Composer
John Coltrane Contributor
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Ira Gitler Liner Notes
George Joyner Contributor
Paul Quinichette Contributor
Bob Weinstock Producer
Adams Contributor
Gary Hobish Remastering
Bob Haymes Composer
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