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Up Tight! (album)

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Released  1961
Artist  Gene Ammons
Producer  Esmond Edwards
Genre  Jazz
Up Tight! (1961)  Boss Soul! (1961)
Release date  1961
Label  Compulsion
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Recorded  October 17 & 18, 1961 Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Similar  Boss Soul!, Late Hour Special, Blue Gene, Jammin' in Hi Fi with Gene Am, Velvet Soul

Gene ammons up tight full album


Up Tight! is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1961 and released on the Prestige label. The album was recorded at the same sessions that produced Boss Soul!.

Contents

Reception

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars, with its review by Scott Yanow stating: "His sound and style effectively bridged the gap between bop and soul jazz".

Track listing

All compositions by Gene Ammons except as indicated

  1. "The Breeze and I" (Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman) - 6:25
  2. "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman" (Leon René) - 4:30
  3. "Moonglow" (Eddie DeLange, Will Hudson, Irving Mills) - 5:02
  4. "Up Tight!" - 3:32
  5. "The Five O'Clock Whistle" (Kim Gannon, Gene Irwin, Josef Myrow) - 5:56
  6. "Jug's Blue Blues" - 8:15
  7. "Lester Leaps In" (Lester Young) - 4:10
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on October 17, 1961 (tracks 1, 3, 6 & 7), and October 18, 1961 (tracks 2, 4 & 5)
  • Personnel

  • Gene Ammons - tenor saxophone
  • Walter Bishop Jr. (tracks 1, 3, 6 & 7), Patti Bown (tracks 2, 4 & 5) - piano
  • Art Davis (tracks 1, 3, 6 & 7), George Duvivier (tracks 2, 4 & 5) - bass
  • Art Taylor - drums
  • Ray Barretto - congas
  • Songs

    1The Breeze and I6:28
    2I Sold My Heart to the Junkman6:10
    3Moonglow5:05

    References

    Up Tight! (album) Wikipedia


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