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Richard Holmes & Gene Ammons - Groovin' with Jug (1961) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 13, 2018
Richard Holmes & Gene Ammons - Groovin' with Jug (1961) (Repost)

Richard Holmes & Gene Ammons - Groovin' with Jug (1961)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 334 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 134 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pacific Jazz (CDP 7 92930 2)

Ironically, Gene "Jug" Ammons tended to be critical of organists; he was quoted as saying that "organ players don't know any changes." However, as critical the Chicago tenor saxman might have been of organists - most of them, anyway - he did some of his best work in their presence. When you united Ammons with Jack McDuff, Johnny "Hammond" Smith and other B-3 masters in the '60s, the sparks would fly. They certainly fly on this excellent album, which finds Ammons and Richard "Groove" Holmes co-leading a soul-jazz/hard bop organ combo that also includes guitarist Gene Edwards and drummer Leroy Henderson…
Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) [APO Remaster 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) [Analogue Productions, Stereo Remaster 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:44 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,02 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 759 MB

Tenor sax great Gene Ammons was called The Boss years before Bruce Springsteen came along. This album from 1960 features Ammons as the only horn player, accompanied by a quartet including the incomparable Tommy Flanagan on piano and Art Taylor on drums. Not to be confused with Ammons' 1961 album Boss Tenors which featured guest Sonny Stitt.

Gene Ammons - Blue Gene (1958)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 8, 2018
Gene Ammons - Blue Gene (1958)

Gene Ammons - Blue Gene (1958)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 261 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige (00025218619226)

The final of his series of jam sessions for Prestige features an excellent septet (the leader on tenor, trumpeter Idrees Sulieman, baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Doug Watkins, drummer Art Taylor and Ray Barretto on congas) stretching out on three original blues and the ballad "Hip Tip"; all four pieces were written by Waldron. Few surprises occur but everyone plays up to their usual high level.
Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {1999 Fantasy Jazz; 20bit K2 Super Coding}

Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {1999 20bit K2 Super Coding}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 245 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 97 mb
Genre: jazz

Boss Tenor is the 1960 album by American jazz saxophonist Gene Ammons. Originally released on the Prestige label, this edition was released in 1999 by Fantasy Jazz using the 20bit K2 Super Coding system and is remastered by Kazushige Yamazaki.

Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {JVC XRCD}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 25, 2016
Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {JVC XRCD}

Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {JVC XRCD}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 290MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 154MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

There are many Gene Ammons recordings currently available on CD in Fantasy's Original Jazz Classics, since the versatile tenorman was a longtime Prestige recording artist. Unlike his earlier jam sessions, this particular outing finds Ammons as the only horn, fronting a talented rhythm section (pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, drummer Art Taylor, and Ray Barretto on congas). Ammons explores standards (including a near-classic version of "Canadian Sunset"), blues, and ballads in his usual warm, soulful, and swinging fashion. This is a fine outing by one of the true "bosses" of the tenor.
Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Jack McDuff - Soul Summit (1961-62) {Prestige rel 1992}

Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Jack McDuff - Soul Summit (1961-62) {Prestige rel 1992}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 465 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 174 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 24 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961-62, 1992 Prestige / Fantasy / Universal | 00025218511827
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Organ Hammond B-3

The two early-'60s LPs in the Soul Summit series featured some of the many collaborations of tenors Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, who are joined by organist Jack McDuff and drummer Charlie Persip. Their six performances are primarily riff tunes, with "When You Wish Upon a Star" taken at a medium pace and "Out in the Cold Again" the lone ballad. The second half of this CD, which features both volumes, features Ammons on two songs ("Love, I've Found You" and a swinging "Too Marvelous for Words") with a big band arranged by Oliver Nelson, jamming "Ballad for Baby" with a quintet, sitting out "Scram" (which stars McDuff and the tenor of Harold Vick), and backing singer Etta Jones on three numbers, of which "Cool, Cool Daddy" is the most memorable. Overall, this is an interesting and consistently swinging set that adds to the large quantity of recordings that the great Ammons did during the early '60s.
Gene Ammons - Brasswind (1974) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}

Gene Ammons - Brasswind (1974) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 241 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 189 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90366
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Funk Jazz / Saxophone

Gene Ammons gets the Cannonball Adderley treatment – as he blows funky solos over an album arranged and conducted by David Axelrod! Brasswind has a larger, fuller funky sound than some of his earlier work for Prestige – and it works very well! The overall sound's a bit smoother, but Axelrod's edge is still quite sharp, and the polished jazzy arrangements still have plenty of funk to around. George Duke is on keyboards and Carol Kaye plays bass – and other players include Snooky Young, Michael Howell, Jim Horn and Kay Migliori. Titles include "Cantaro", "Brasswind", "Cariba", "Rozzie", and "Once I Loved".

Gene Ammons - Preachin' (1962) {Prestige-OJC}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 31, 2015
Gene Ammons - Preachin' (1962) {Prestige-OJC}

Gene Ammons - Preachin' (1962) {Prestige-OJC}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 194 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1993 Prestige / OJC / Fantasy | 00025218679220
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

This is a most unusual session. With accompaniment by organist Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson along with bassist Sylvester Hickman and drummer Dorel Anderson, the great tenor performs 11 religious hymns that are straight from the church. Ammons mostly sticks very closely to the themes but gives such melodies as "Abide with Me," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "What a Friend," and "Holy Holy" passion, soul, and honest feelings. Reissued on CD, this little-known album is a rather touching and emotional outing, and is quite unique.
Swing Era: Billy Eckstine/Gene Ammons - Rhythm in a Riff (2003)

Swing Era: Billy Eckstine/Gene Ammons - Rhythm in a Riff (2003)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 8 476 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 224 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Idem | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 18 Jun 2003 | Runtime: 60 min. | 3,74 GB (DVD5)

This outstanding DVD features many of the most important artists from the heyday of the big band era. Such giants as Billy Eckstine, Gene Ammons, Andy Kirk, Bing Crosby, Tex Beneke, Johnny Long, Ozzie Nelson and Johnny Messner can be seen here leading their orchestras in superlative fashion.
Billy Eckstine - The celebrated vocalist and band leader Billy Eckstine was one of the most important musical figures of the 1940's.
Gene Ammons' All Stars - The Big Sound (1958) {Prestige} (ft. John Coltrane)

Gene Ammons' All Stars - The Big Sound (1958) {Prestige} (ft. John Coltrane)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 288 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 118 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991 Prestige / Fantasy / OJC | OJCCD-651-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Along with its fellow CD, Groove Blues, this reissue fully documents all of the music recorded by tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons on the busy day of January 3, 1958. Although there were many guest soloists, only one of the four songs on this half of the set (Mal Waldron's "The Real McCoy") has appearances by John Coltrane (on alto) and the tenor of Paul Quinichette.