All Star Sessions

All Star Sessions is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded between 1950 and 1955 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

All Star Sessions
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Studio album by
Released1956
RecordedMarch 5 and October 28, 1950; January 13, 1951; and June 16, 1955
StudioNew York City and Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
GenreJazz
Length54:40
LabelPrestige
PRLP 7050
ProducerBob Weinstock
Gene Ammons chronology
Golden Saxophone
(1953)
All Star Sessions
(1956)
The Happy Blues
(1956)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [4]

The Allmusic review by Stewart Mason stated: "A bop classic, All-Star Session was the recording debut of Gene Ammons as a leader with his group the Gene Ammons All-Stars, featuring his fellow tenor saxophonist Sonny Stitt... Those looking to explore Stitt and Ammons' enormous catalogs (both together and separately) could do much worse than starting right here".[2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, except where indicated.

  1. "Woofin' and Tweetin'" (Gene Ammons) – 15:05
  2. "Juggernaut" (Ammons) – 10:28
  3. "Blues Up and Down" [take 3] – 2:39
  4. "Blues Up and Down" [take 1] – 1:28 Bonus track on CD reissue
  5. "Blues Up and Down" [take 2] – 2:23 Bonus track on CD reissue
  6. "You Can Depend on Me" [take 1] (Charlie Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines) – 2:50
  7. "You Can Depend on Me" [take 2] (Carpenter, Dunlap, Hines) – 2:50 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Stringin' the Jug" – 5:05
  9. "New Blues Up and Down" – 5:07
  10. "Bye Bye" (Jimmy Mundy) – 3:02 Bonus track on CD reissue
  11. "When I Dream of You" (Carpenter, Hines) – 2:55 Bonus track on CD reissue
  12. "A Lover Is Blue" (Carpenter, Mundy, James Oliver Young) – 2:46

Note

  • Recorded in New York City on March 5, 1950 (tracks 3-7 & 10), October 28, 1950 (tracks 8, 11 & 12), January 31, 1951 (track 9) and at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack New Jersey on June 15, 1955 (tracks 1 & 2)

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed February 7, 2013
  2. ^ a b Mason, S. Allmusic Review, accessed February 7, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 8. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 32. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.