The Jazz Show Episode April 14, 2014

Broadcast on 14-Apr-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Tenor saxophone giant Gene Ammons: "Gene Ammons In Sweden"

This Jazz Feature is a short concert performed in Sweden at the Ahus Jazz Festival in July of 1973 with the great tenor saxophonist playing with pick-up rhythm section of US ex-pats.The people involved with Mr. Ammons are Horace Parlan on piano, Red Mitchell on bass and a fairly unknown drummer named Ed Jones. They provide Gene Ammons with the right backing and although he had about a year to live (he died at age 49 of bone cancer)one would never suspect he was gravely ill. The tunes are all familiar to the band and there was obviously no rehearsal but it wouldn't matter with musicians of this calibre. This is a rare recording and gives one to hear one of the all-time greats on the tenor saxophone....Happy Birthday Gene "Jug" Ammons. Ammons was born in Chicago on April 14, 1925.Dig Jug!

Track Listing:

The Twister
Gene Ammons · The Twister
Four
Gene Ammons · The Twister
It Could Happen To You
Gene Ammons · Live in Chicago
Foot Tappin'
Gene Ammons · Live in Chicago
Sweet Georgia Brown
Gene Ammons · Live in Chicago
Music in the Air
Jon Hendricks · A Good Git-Together
Social Call
Jon Hendricks · A Good Git-Together
A Good Git-Together
Jon Hendricks · A Good Git-Together
Genesis
Bob Belden · Black Dahlia
City of Angels
Bob Belden · Black Dahlia
Black Dahlia
Bob Belden · Black Dahlia
The Edge of Forever
Bob Belden · Black Dahlia
There is No greater Love
Gene Ammons · Live in Sweden
Billie's Bounce
Gene Ammons · Live in Sweden
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Gene Ammons · Live in Sweden
Lover Man
Gene Ammons · Live in Sweden
Ahus Jazz.
Gene Ammons · Live in Sweden