Friday, May 17, 2013

Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt - Boss Tenors

This encounter between tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt (who doubles on tenor and alto) is a true classic. Ammons and Stitt teamed together many times over a three-decade period, including co-leading a band during 1950-1952, but Boss Tenors is arguably their finest recording. Backed by pianist John Houston, bassist Buster Williams, and drummer George Brown, Ammons and Stitt battle it out on "There Is No Greater Love," Ammons' "The One Before This," "Autumn Leaves," "Blues Up and Down," and Stitt's "Counter Clockwise." This is competitive bebop at its best, with Stitt and Ammons proving to be equal matches. Essential music for all jazz collections.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Gene Ammons
Sonny Stitt
Boss Tenors


1 There Is No Greater Love (Jones, Symes)  6:30
2 The One Before This (Ammons)  7:09
3 Autumn Leaves (Kosma, Mercer, Prévert)  6:32
4 Blues Up and Down (Ammons, Stitt)  8:47
5 Counter Clockwise (Stitt)  9:38

Gene Ammons - ts
Sonny Stitt - ts & as
John Houston - p
Buster Williams - b
George Brown - dr

Recorded in Chicago ; August 27, 1961


Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you. Did not have this

neil said...

I can't find my copy; so thanks for this, mel...

xaver said...

Pufff!! Incredible! Thanks for this and for all the post for jazz lovers! Gracias amigo

francisco santos said...

re post, please...