Jug And Dodo
CAT # PRCD-24021-25
1. Georgia 5:35 2. For You 4:26 3. You're Driving Me Crazy 6:49 4. Where Or When 6:58 5. The Song Is You 7:36 6. Just Friends 5:21 7. Yardbird Suite (Take 1) 3:55 8. Yardbird Suite (Take 2) 4:23 9. I Remember You 3:45 10. Bluzarumba 3:34 11. The Moody Blues 4:13 12. Falling In Love With Love (Take 1) 4:56 13. Falling In Love With Love (Take 2) 3:39 14. The Very Thought Of You 4:02
Here’s the type of record that they just don’t make anymore. This ’62 session finds gruff-toned tenor Gene Ammons with bop era disciple Dodo Marmarosa on piano with Sam Jones/b and Marshall Thompson/dr giving tasty support. Ammons rolls in like the San Francisco fog on his session (he’s on about half the songs), and it just doesn’t get any better than the moss on the vine reading of “Georgia” or the joyfully wailing “You’re Driving Me Crazy.” Marmar osa, who played with Bird, Artie Shaw and Charlie Barnet, is a protobopper, and delivers definitive trio readings of “Yardbird Suite” and “I Remember You.” His soloing goes from block chords to single note runs, and he knows when to hold em and when to fold ‘em. Classic stuff.
with Sam Jones, Marshall Thompson
Recorded in Chicago in 1962.
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