The Big Sound

Gene Ammons' All Stars

The Big Sound
  • CAT # OJCCD-651-25

    1. Blue Hymn 12:37
    2. The Real McCoy 8:33
    3. Cheek To Cheek 4:49
    4. That's All 13:58

Some of the most successful recorded jam sessions in all of jazz were made for Prestige in the 1950s under the name and leadership of tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons. The Big Sound was one of the most celebrated. Ammons's big sound was equaled by his inventiveness throughout the session. The passion of his work on "That's All" was a big reason for the album's popularity. Another was the good feeling between Ammons and his guests, flutist Jerome Richardson and saxophonists Pepper Adams, Paul Quinichette, and John Coltrane, the latter in his only known recorded solos on alto saxophone.

Blue Hymn, The Real McCoy, Cheek to Cheek, That's All

with John Coltrane, Jerome Richardson, Paul Quinichette, Pepper Adams, Mal Waldron, George Joyner, Arthur Taylor

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