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Angel Eyes
     

Angel Eyes

by Gene Ammons
 
Music from two different occasions are combined on this CD reissue. The four songs from 1960 match the great tenor Gene Ammons with Frank Wess (doubling on flute and tenor), organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Taylor. Wess, one of jazz's

Overview

Music from two different occasions are combined on this CD reissue. The four songs from 1960 match the great tenor Gene Ammons with Frank Wess (doubling on flute and tenor), organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Taylor. Wess, one of jazz's great flutists, battles Ammons on tenor to a draw on "Water Jug," while the leader takes "Angel Eyes" as his memorable feature. In addition, Ammons is heard in 1962 with pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Wendell Marshall, and drummer Ed Thigpen playing with great warmth on the ballads "You Go to My Head" and "It's the Talk of the Town." The latter set was one of Ammons' final ones before serving a long prison sentence (drug-related), yet his interpretations are full of optimism. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/18/1998
Label:
Ojc
UPC:
0025218698023
catalogNumber:
980
Rank:
68963

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gene Ammons   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
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   Contributor
Mal Waldron   Contributor
Doug Watkins   Contributor
Ed Thigpen   Contributor
Esmond Edwards   Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Wendell Marshall   Contributor
J. Neiburg   Composer
Don Schlitten   Cover Design
Marty Symes   Composer
Frank Wess   Contributor
Johnny "Hammond" Smith   Contributor

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