All Star Sessions

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All Star Sessions
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1956
Recorded March 5, 1950, October 28, 1950, January 31, 1951 and June 15, 1955
New York City and Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 54:40
Label Prestige
PRLP 7050
Producer Bob Weinstock
Gene Ammons chronology
Golden Saxophone
(1952-53)
All Star Sessions
(1950-55)
The Happy Blues
(1956)

All Star Sessions is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded between 1950 and 1955 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars with its review by Stewart Mason stating, "A bop classic, All-Star Session was the recording debut of Gene Ammons as a leader with his group the Gene Ammons All-Stars, featuring his fellow tenor saxophonist Sonny Stitt... Those looking to explore Stitt and Ammons' enormous catalogs (both together and separately) could do much worse than starting right here".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt except as indicated

  1. "Woofin' and Tweetin'" (Gene Ammons) - 15:05
  2. "Juggernaut" (Ammons) - 10:28
  3. "Blues Up and Down" [take 3] - 2:39
  4. "Blues Up and Down" [take 1] - 1:28 Bonus track on CD reissue
  5. "Blues Up and Down" [take 2] - 2:23 Bonus track on CD reissue
  6. "You Can Depend on Me" [take 1] (Charlie Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines) - 2:50
  7. "You Can Depend on Me" [take 2] (Carpenter, Dunlap, Hines) - 2:50 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Stringin' the Jug" - 5:05
  9. "New Blues Up and Down" - 5:07
  10. "Bye Bye" (Jimmy Mundy) - 3:02 Bonus track on CD reissue
  11. "When I Dream of You" (Carpenter, Hines) - 2:55 Bonus track on CD reissue
  12. "A Lover Is Blue" (Carpenter, Mundy, James Oliver Young) - 2:46
  • Recorded in New York City on March 5, 1950 (tracks 3-7 & 10), October 28, 1950 (tracks 8, 11 & 12), January 31, 1951 (track 9) and at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack New Jersey on June 15, 1955 (tracks 1 & 2)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed February 7, 2013
  2. ^ a b Mason, S. Allmusic Review, accessed February 7, 2013