Boss Is Back!

The Boss Is Back!

by Gene Ammons
     
 
The executives at Prestige must have been felt ecstatic when they heard Gene Ammons first play after his release from a very severe seven-year jail sentence. The great tenor proved to still be in his prime, his huge sound was unchanged and he was hungry to make new music. This CD, which completely reissues the first two LPs Ammons cut after his return (

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The executives at Prestige must have been felt ecstatic when they heard Gene Ammons first play after his release from a very severe seven-year jail sentence. The great tenor proved to still be in his prime, his huge sound was unchanged and he was hungry to make new music. This CD, which completely reissues the first two LPs Ammons cut after his return (The Boss Is Back! and Brother Jug!) rewards repeated listenings. The first date (in an acoustic quintet with pianist Junior Mance) hints at his earlier bop-based music while the numbers from the following day (with organist Sonny Phillips) find Ammons playing over a couple of boogaloo vamps very much of the period. Actually it is his ballad statements (particularly "Here's That Rainy Day," "Feeling Good" and even "Didn't We") that really make this CD memorable, although on "He's a Real Gone Guy" Ammons shows that he had not forgotten how to jam the blues either.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/28/1994
Label:
Prestige
UPC:
0025218512923
catalogNumber:
24129
Rank:
6180

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gene Ammons   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Houston Person   Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Phillips   Organ
Candido   Conga
Bob Bushnell   Electric Bass
Candido Camero   Conga
Prince James   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Jones   Drums
Junior Mance   Piano
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Buster Williams   Bass
Billy Butler   Guitar
Frankie Jones   Drums

Technical Credits

Gene Ammons   Composer,Contributor
Sonny Phillips   Contributor
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Cecil Gant   Composer
Nellie Lutcher   Composer
Troy Seals   Composer
Chris Albertson   Liner Notes
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Bob Bushnell   Contributor
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
John Hurley   Composer
Prince James   Contributor
Graham Lyle   Composer
Junior Mance   Composer,Contributor
Dan Morgenstern   Liner Notes
Anthony Newley   Composer
Bob Porter   Producer,Liner Notes
Bernie Wayne   Composer
Buster Williams   Contributor
Ronnie Wilkins   Composer
Billy Butler   Contributor
Lee Morris   Composer
Frankie Jones   Contributor
Raymond Leveen   Composer

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