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Boss Tenor/Angel Eyes
     

Boss Tenor/Angel Eyes

by Gene Ammons
 

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The great tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons was of the generation of swing-era players that easily adapted to bop. But though he was a modernist, Ammons maintained that breathy, old-school romantic approach to the tenor. Boss Tenor, a quintet session from 1960, is one of Ammons' very best albums. Ray Barretto's congas subtly add a bit

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The great tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons was of the generation of swing-era players that easily adapted to bop. But though he was a modernist, Ammons maintained that breathy, old-school romantic approach to the tenor. Boss Tenor, a quintet session from 1960, is one of Ammons' very best albums. Ray Barretto's congas subtly add a bit of Latin spice, but otherwise this is a collection of standards rendered with a gorgeous late-night bluesy feel. Accompaniment by Tommy Flanagan, one of the best mainstream pianists ever, certainly doesn't hurt, either. A gem.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2011
Label:
American Jazz Class
UPC:
8436028696581
catalogNumber:
2869658
Rank:
59171

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Performance Credits

Gene Ammons   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Ray Barretto   Conga
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Art Taylor   Drums
Mal Waldron   Piano
Doug Watkins   Bass
Ed Thigpen   Drums
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Frank Wess   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Johnny "Hammond" Smith   Organ

Technical Credits

Gene Ammons   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Amiri Baraka   Original Liner Notes
Robert Levin   Original Liner Notes
Charlie Parker   Composer
Frank Wess   Composer
Bernice Petkere   Composer
Marc Krieger   Liner Notes

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