Angel Eyes (Gene Ammons album)

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Angel Eyes
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1965
Recorded June 17, 1960 and September 5, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 36:25
Label Prestige
PR 7369
Producer Esmond Edwards
Gene Ammons chronology
Velvet Soul
(1960-62)
Angel Eyes
(1960-62)
Sock!
(1954-62)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Angel Eyes is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons compiling sessions recorded in 1960 and 1962 and released on the Prestige label in 1965.[2]

Reception[edit]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "Music from two different occasions are combined on this CD reissue... The latter set was one of Ammons' final ones before serving a long prison sentence (drug-related), yet his interpretations are full of optimism. Recommended".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gettin' Around" (Gene Ammons) - 6:46
  2. "Blue Room" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 5:34
  3. "You Go to My Head" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 5:55
  4. "Angel Eyes" (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) - 8:45
  5. "Water Jug" (Frank Wess) - 5:10
  6. "It's the Talk of the Town" (Jerry Livingston, Al J. Neiburg, Marty Symes) - 4:15
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs New Jersey on June 17, 1960 (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 5) and September 5, 1962 (tracks 3 & 6)

Personnel[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 13, 2012
  2. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 13, 2012