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Gene Ammons - Prestige Collection: 1960-1962 (4 CDS)

Gene Ammons - Prestige Collection: 1960-1962 (4 CDS)

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Among the founding fathers of Chicago s tenor sax sound, Gene Ammons - a.k.a. Jug or The Boss created a style that blended the expressiveness of Lester Young and Ben Webster with the chromaticism and rhythmic dexterity of Charlie Parker, adding tinges too of R&B and soul, all of which made his playing accessible to a wide audience. With a career spanning four decades, Ammons produced an exceptional body of work throughout his lifetime. This was most apparent on the records he released on the legendary Prestige label during the early 1960s.

This collection brings together the entirety of Gene Ammon s output released between 1960 and 1962, considered by most fans to be the man s Golden Era , and during which time he was signed exclusively to Prestige. Collating eight original albeit fully remastered albums across four CDs and totaling almost five hours of music, this compilation serves as both a perfect starting point for those new to Gene Ammons music, and a welcome reminder of an enduring jazz influence for those already well-versed.

Disc: 1
1. Hittin' The Jug
2. Close Your Eyes
3. My Romance
4. Canadian Sunset
5. Blue Ammons
6. Confirmation
7. Savoy
8. Ol' Man River
9. Easy To Love
10. Seed Shack
11. Let It Be You
12. Exactly Like You
13. Miss Lucy
14. Namely You
15. Tangerine

Disc: 2
1. The Breeze And I
2. I Sold My Heart To The Junkman
3. Moonglow
4. Up Tight!
5. The Five O'Clock Whistle
6. Jug'S Blue Blues
7. Lester Leaps In
8. Twisting The Jug
9. Born To Be Blue
10. Satin Doll
11. Moten Swing
12. Stormy Monday Blues
13. Down The Line

Disc: 3
1. Watch Out
2. Strollin'
3. Mellow Gravy
4. Christopher Columbus
5. Buzzin' Round
6. Mr. Clean
7. Tubby
8. Dumplin'
9. When You Wish Upon A Star
10. Shuffle Twist
11. Sleeping Susan
12. Out In The Cold Again

Disc: 4
1. Sweet Hour
2. Yield Not
3. Abide With Me
4. Blessed Assurance
5. The Prayer
6. You'Ll Never Walk Alone
7. I Believe
8. Precious Memories
9. What A Friend
10. Holy Holy
11. The Light
12. Pagan Love Song
13. Ca' Purange (Jungle Soul)
14. Anna
15. Caé Caé
16. Moito Mato Grosso
17. Yellow Bird


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