Another of the Gene Ammons "Hi Fi Jam Sessions" in which the tenorman is surrounded by an all-star cast of New York jazzmen, most of whom had recorded with him before in this type of context. Guitarist Kenny Burrell, who contributed the title blues, is the added starter. Two of the charts "King Size" and "Pint Size" are by noted Basie and Goodman arranger Jimmy Mundy. The pièce de résistance, however, is the treatment of "Stella by Starlight," a warm candle lit at either end by Ammons's balladry, that simmers and sizzles in the middle portion with solos by all the principals.
Funky, Pint Size, Stella by Starlight, King Size
with Art Farmer, Jackie McLean, Kenny Burrell, Mal Waldron, Doug Watkins, Arthur Taylor