segunda-feira, 21 de agosto de 2017

Gene Ammons ‎| The Happy Blues

The saxman who advanced the cause of bebop as the king of the “Chicago school” and was a major soul-jazz influence. 
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The Happy Blues is one of the great studio jam sessions in history. Tenor saxophonist Gene Ammonsis teamed up with trumpeter Art Farmer, altoist Jackie McLean, pianist Duke Jordan, bassist Addison Farmer, drummer Art Taylor, and the congas of Candido for four lengthy selections. Best is the title track, which has memorable solos and spontaneous but perfectly fitting riffing by the horns behind each others' solos. The other numbers ("The Great Lie," "Can't We Be Friends," and "Madhouse") are also quite enjoyable, making this a highly recommended set.

Tenor Saxophone Gene Ammons
Alto Saxophone Jackie McLean
Bass Addison Farmer
Congas Candido 
Drums Arthur Taylor
Piano Duke Jordan
Trumpet Art Farmer

1. "The Happy Blues" - 12:08
2. "The Great Lie" - 8:42
3. "Can't We Be Friends?" - 12:54
4. "Madhouse" - 6:42

Recorded - April 23, 1956 - Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey

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