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Dodo Marmarosa/Gene Ammons - Jug and Dodo
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Dodo Marmarosa/Gene Ammons - Jug and Dodo
EAC Rip | APE, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, SCANS | 365 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps, LOG+SCANS | 162 MB
Jazz | Label: Prestige | Catalog Number: PCD-24021-2 | 1962 | 70:00 | RAR 5% Rec. | RS.com

One of the finest pianists of the bop era, Dodo Marmarosa's career was cut short by mental illness. He playeed locally at first and then made strong contributions to the orchestras of Gene Krupa (1942-1943), Tommy Dorsey (1944), Charlie Barnet (taking the opening piano solo on the hit "Skyliner"), and Artie Shaw (playing with his Gramercy Five). Marmarosa was often teamed with Barney Kessel (with whom he had been with Barnet and Shaw) and both settled in Los Angeles by 1946. Marmarosa recorded with Boyd Raeburn and Lester Young, became the house pianist for the Atomic label, made an important session with Charlie Parker in 1947 (which resulted in "Relaxin' in Camarillo"), and worked with his trio. But after a Savoy date in 1950, nothing was heard from him for a decade. Mamarosa resurfaced in Chicago during 1961-1962 to record two trio outings and a session with Gene Ammons (for Argo and Prestige) but then he disappeared, permanently retiring in Pittsburgh.
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Gene Ammons - Young Jug (1948) [Remastered 1997]
Author: Bezz

Gene Ammons - Young Jug (1948) [Remastered 1997]
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 200 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Bop, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ AUDI Records

A young Gene Ammons asserted his formidable ability to play the tenor saxophone in Chicago from 1948 to 1952. These sessions from the Chess label (reissued when the GRP label bought the masters) represent this coming of age in jazz contexts ranging from bop and blues to many ballads and hints of the big-band sound. While his sound is typically robust and gutsy, there's also quite a bit of evidence that Ammons was capable of playing tender and sweet, but at the base of all this music is the blues. ~ AllMusic
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Richard Holmes & Gene Ammons - Groovin' with Jug (1989)
Author: Oceandrop

Richard Holmes & Gene Ammons - Groovin' with Jug (1989)
Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 337 MB. & 138 MB.
300dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) included | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (1989) | Label: Capitol/Pacific Jazz | Catalog# CDP-7-92930-2 | 54:33 min.

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.
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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt - God Bless Jug and Sonny (2001)
Author: Oceandrop

Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt - God Bless Jug and Sonny (2001)
Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 416 MB. & 177 MB.
300dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) included | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (2001) | Label: Prestige | Catalog# 2521-83111-922 | 68:05 min.

The focus of this exciting, if imperfect, CD is a 1973 reunion of Gene "Jug" Ammons and Sonny Stitt, who were responsible for some of the most famous tenor saxophone battles of the 1940s and early '50s. When the two locked horns, it was musical sportsmanship at its finest. Jug and Stitt had a mutual respect for one another, and their battles were the essence of friendly competition.
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Gene Ammons and Friends at Montreux (1999)
Author: Oceandrop

Gene Ammons and Friends at Montreux (1999)
Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 309 MB. & 125 MB.
400dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) included | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (1999) | Label: Prestige/OJC | Catalog# 00025218702324 | 46:24 min.

Ammons, whose studio recordings of the period were somewhat commercial, is heard in excellent form playing a blues and three standards with the backing of a fine rhythm section: Hampton Hawes (who unfortunately sticks to electric piano), electric bassist Bob Cranshaw, drummer Kenny Clarke and Kenneth Nash on congas. Best of all is a 17-minute blues on which Ammons welcomes fellow tenor Dexter Gordon, cornetist Nat Adderley and altoist Cannonball Adderley; the four horns all get to trade off with each other. This is one of the better late-period Gene Ammons records.
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Gene Ammons - The Gene Ammons Story. Organ Combos (1977) {Prestige}
Author: ruskaval

Gene Ammons - The Gene Ammons Story. Organ Combos (1977) {Prestige}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 512 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 189 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 37 Mb
© 1992 Prestige / Fantasy | 00025218547123
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz

Gene Ammons recorded frequently for Prestige during the 1950s and early '60s and virtually all of the tenor's dates were quite rewarding. This two-LP set reissues Twistin' the Jug plus part of Angel Eyes and Velvet Soul. Ammons, a bop-based but very versatile soloist, sounds quite comfortable playing a variety of standards and lesser-known material in groups featuring Jack McDuff or Johnny "Hammond" Smith on organ and either trumpeter Joe Newman or Frank Wess on tenor and flute. This version of "Angel Eyes" became a surprise hit.
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Gene Ammons - Brother Jug! (1970)
Author: intothe

Gene Ammons - Brother Jug! (1970)
Jazz | EAC rip (FLAC, cue, log) | 534 MB | full artwork |
OJC (1990) | 33:45 | 20 bit remastered

A swinging soul-jazz set from just before the point where soul-jazz turned once and for all into fusion, 1970's Brother Jug is very much an album of its time. Details
Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {1999 Fantasy Jazz; 20bit K2 Super Coding}
Author: TestTickles
Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {1999 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. Details
Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor (1960) {JVC XRCD}
Author: tiburon

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.
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Gene Ammons - The Boss Is Back! (1969) [Remastered 1994]
Author: Bezz

Gene Ammons - The Boss Is Back! (1969) [Remastered 1994]
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 465 Mb(Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Prestige Records
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