Chicago Concert

Gene Ammons

Chicago Concert
  • CAT # OJCCD-1091-25

    1. Just In Time 6:49
    2. Work Song 8:12
    3. Have You Met Miss Jones? 6:33
    4. Jim-Jam-Jug 8:18
    5. I'll Close My Eyes 4:56
    6. C-Jam Blues 5:04
    7. Yardbird Suite 14:07

One of Chicago's favorite native tenor saxophonists meets an admired visiting tenor in a free-swinging session. Gene Ammons hosts James Moody in an encounter that ranges from down-the-middle blues blowing to adventuring on the fringe of the avant-garde. Whenever either of these saxophonists was on the bandstand, every musician involved knew it was going to be an all-out affair. When both were present, and with a knowledgeable Chicago audience paying close attention, anticipation ran high, and so did performance. With a blue-ribbon rhythm section headed by piano veteran Jodie Christian, Ammons and Moody charge through a program of classic standard songs and jazz compositions by Duke Elllington, Nat Adderley, and Charlie Parker. On CD for the first time, the music includes a previously unissued vigorous romp through Parker's "Yardbird Suite."

with Jodie Christian, Cleveland Eaton, Marshall Thompson

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