The Jazz Show Episode July 7, 2014

Broadcast on 07-Jul-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Tenor saxophone giant Gene Ammons with organist Richard "Groove" Holmes and his Trio.

This date was recorded live at a small club in Watts called the Black Orchid on August 15,1961. It is a recording of a one-night stand by the great voice of the tenor saxophone: Gene Ammons..... backed by the the club's house band led by organ master Richard "Groove" Holmes with guitarist Gene Edwards and drummer Leroy Henderson. These small neighborhood clubs dotted the Afican-American inner-cities back in the day and they mostly featured Jazz music and the Hammond organ trios were predominant in these places. Gene Ammons was a favorite of most African-American Jazz fans and the crowd here eats up his every, riff and note. These audiences were favored by Jazz players from the most cerebral to the most earthy and the folks in the chairs missed nothing! "Groovin' With Jug" is a great look back when Jazz was an important part of Inner-City life. Enjoy the great sounds.

Track Listing:

Groovin' With Jug
Gene Ammons · Groovin' With Jug.
Morris The Minor
Gene Ammons · Groovin' With Jug
Hey You, What's That?
Gene Ammons · Groovin' With Jug
Sama Layuca
McCoy Tyner · Sama Layuca
Above The Rainbow
McCoy Tyner · Sama Layuca
Once I Loved
David Occhipinti · Bristles
Steve Kuhn · Live at Maybeck
'Round Midnight
Keith Jarrett · Last Dance
Roll Call
Hank Mobley · Roll Call
Little Girl Blue
Hank Mobley · Mobley's Message
Hank Mobley · Mobley's Second message
The Happy Blues
Gene Ammons · Groovin' With Jug
Willow Weep For Me
Gene Ammons · Groovin' With Jug
Hittin' The Jug
Gene Ammons · Groovin' With Jug
Exactly Like You
Gene Ammons · Groovin' With Jug
Juggin' Around.
Gene Ammons · Groovin' With Jug