Late Hour Special

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Late Hour Special
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1964
Recorded June 13, 1961 and April 13, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 34:56
Label Prestige
PR 7287
Producer Esmond Edwards
Gene Ammons chronology
Soul Summit Vol. 2
(1961-62)
Late Hour Special
(1961-62)
The Soulful Moods of Gene Ammons
(1962)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Late Hour Special is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons compiling sessions recorded in 1961 and 1962 and released on the Prestige label in 1964.[2]

Reception[edit]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "Ammons is the main star throughout... infusing each tune with soul and swing. A fine outing, although with brief (35 & 1/2 minutes) playing time".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Party's Over" (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 5:42
  2. "I Want to Be Loved (But Only by You)" (Savannah Churchill) - 3:57
  3. "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" (Mercer Ellington, Ted Persons) - 4:28
  4. "Lascivious" (Gene Ammons) - 4:27
  5. "Makin' Whoopee" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 5:00
  6. "Soft Winds" (Benny Goodman) - 5:48
  7. "Lullaby of the Leaves" (Bernice Petkere, Joe Young) - 5:34
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs New Jersey on June 13, 1961 (tracks 2, 3, 5 & 7) and September 5, 1962 (tracks 1, 4 & 6)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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