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Three Classic Albums Plus (Groove Blues / Boss Tenor / Blue Gene) Double CD

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  • Audio CD (27 Jun. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Avid Jazz
  • ASIN: B00555Y55Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 149,354 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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AVID Jazz here presents three classic albums plus by Gene Ammons, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. Son of legendary Boogie Woogie/Stride pianist Albert Ammons we feature son Gene on 'Groove Blues', 'Boss Tenor', 'Blue Gene' and three tracks from 'The Happy Blues' (currently only available as an expensive import). 'Groove Blues', driven by Billie Holidays' pianist Mal Waldron who wrote three of the four featured tracks also features one of the rare occasions when legendary Tenor sax giant John Coltrane is featured on alto sax. As described in Joe Goldberg's liner notes 'These solos are, I think, some of his very best on any horn!' Gene Ammons breaks out of his unfair label as a rhythm and blues player rather than a jazz player with a classic line up of solid jazz musicians including Coltrane, Waldron, Art Taylor, Pepper Adams and Paul Quinchette. 1960's 'Boss Tenor' finds Ammons with perhaps one of his finest rhythm sections including Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Art Taylor and Ray Barreto who between them had played with the likes of JJ Johnson, Miles Davis, Art Blakey and Thelonius Monk. 'Blue Gene' from 1958 again finds pianist Mal Waldron writing all four of the featured tracks accompanied by Idrees Suliman on trumpet and again the rhythm section from 'Boss Tenor'. Finally 'Happy Blues' features a superb line up including Art Farmer, Jackie Mclean, Duke Jordan, Addison Farmer and Art Taylor. 'It's a happy session, a blowing session, featuring a blues, a standard and an old but not so standard!' All three albums plus have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest ever sound quality!

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Gene Ammons (1925-1974) was the son of pianist Albert. Gene took to tenor saxophone. Working in a predominantly bebop format from aged 18 with Billy Eckstein, Fats Navarro, Art Blakey, he then spent time in small group settings especially with Sonny Stitt. His musical career was something of a roller-coaster with ups and downs interrupted by prison spells for narcotics. I am unsure if the 'Jug' nickname emanated from this. He was also known as 'The Boss'. This Avid compilation is again welcome particularly to remind us of Gene Ammons's warmth and ability especially with blues.
GROOVE BLUES: Notable for John Coltrane's presence on alto sax, although of interest only. The music is largely collective with ensemble work from Mal Waldron, Pepper Adams, Paul Quinichette and Art Taylor. Ammons had R&B affiliations during his short recording career but breaks from this with more blues numbers such as 'It Might As Well Be Spring'.
BOSS TENOR: A sturdy compact album with Tommy Flanagan, Art Taylor,Doug Watkins and Ray Barretto providing the rhythm section. Ammons plays consistently well and in command, most notably on 'Hittin The Jug', 'Close Your Eyes' and the passionate ballad 'My Romance'.
BLUE GENE: Pianist Mal Waldron wrote the four featured compositions. The accompanists are as above with the addition of frontmen Art Pepper and trumpeter Idrees Sulierman. The numbers are pretty straightforward. Good if not exceptional. The title track is well-conceived.
THE HAPPY BLUES: Fairly long blues-based numbers with the welcome addition of Jackie McLean who, with Mal Waldron, and Addison Farmer on bass keep the momentum and supply of ideas to achieve continued interest. 'Can't We Be Friends' and 'The Happy Blues' are enjoyable.
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There are / were so many tenor players ! Gene Ammons, son of boogie pianist Albert, was one of them. He had a very distinctive full bloodied tone and specialised in the blues (he also played R&B). However he was eclipsed by Webster, Coltrane etc. and was rather regarded as second flight. However I think that is a little unfair. No one else quite had his tone or ability to play langrous blues. For those unfamiliar with "Jug's" sound he has an affinity to Stanley Turrentine.

I was not too familiar with Ammon's work so bought this excellent value for money compilation comprising virtually all of four of his classic albums from 1956, 1958 twice, and 1960. These include some very well respected albums which if purchased separately would cost a fortune.

As an example of his work, and access to a couple of hours of very pleasurable blues, well recorded and remastered in a jewel case with full sleeve notes from the original albums this is a bargain! Four stars my foot, this package is top value for money!
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IF YOUR AFTER EXTENDED BLUESY BLOWING SESSIONS
THEN YOU CANT GO WRONG WITH THIS 2 CD SET. AVID ARE A GREAT COMPANY IN PUTTING THESE ALBUMS TOGETHER. GROOVE BLUES HAS JOHN COLTRANE PLAYING ALTO
AND THE BLUE GENE SET HAS PEPPER ADAMS .ALL IN ALL ENJOYABLE BUT MAYBE A BIT TOO MUCH LONG BLUES
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I find these Avid reissues frustrating. The music is generally excellent and well-chosen, the packaging interesting and reasonably well done. The remastering is, however, variable. This Ammons is very well remastered and, with the Jim Hall, the best I have so far heard. At the price it is therefore a very attractive package. I have heard the Avid Stitt and Eldridge reissues, and while the sound is satisfactory there are certainly better remasters even among the budget reissues (Real Gone Jazz, Not Now Music).The Clifford Brown and Art Pepper Avids I thought particularly poor.
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