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Hybrid Stereo SACD in Mini LP Jacket! Mastered By Kevin Gray From Original Analog Master Tapes!
Analogue Productions releases 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most
audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made in their Prestige
Stereo Series on Hybrid Stereo SACD.
Mini "old style" gatefold jacket packaging:
These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing
an authentic, "old school" look and feel: also referred to as "mini LP" jackets.
For nearly a quarter-century, beginning in 1950, tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons
(1925-1974) was among the brightest stars in the Prestige Records firmament.
Whether leading or partaking in one of Prestige’s jam sessions, immersing
himself in the organ-dominated blues and gospel grooves that in the 1950s came
to be called “soul jazz,” or digging deep for heart-rending ballads, Ammons was
multiply masterful. And in 1960, leading a quintet featuring the impeccable
pianist Tommy Flanagan, plus Ray Barretto’s piquant congas, he produced the
insuperable Boss Tenor.
From the blues that drips from “Hittin’ the Jug” and “Blue Ammons” to the
infectious medium bounce of the standards “Close Your Eyes” and “Canadian
Sunset,” and from the sophisticated swing of “Stompin’ at the Savoy” to the
finger-poppin’ bop of “Confirmation” and the after-hours balladry of “My
Romance,” Boss Tenor has something for everyone claiming to be a fan of modern
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes
• Mini "old style" gatefold jacket, aka Mini LP jacket
Musicians: Gene Ammons, tenor saxophone
Tommy Flanagan, piano
Ray Barretto, congas
1. Hittin' the Jug
2. Close Your Eyes
3. My Romance
4. Canadian Sunset
5. Blue Ammons