The Big Sound

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The Big Sound
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1958
Recorded January 3, 1958
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 49:20
Label Prestige
PRLP 7132
Producer Bob Weinstock
Gene Ammons chronology
Jammin' in Hi Fi with Gene Ammons
The Big Sound
Groove Blues
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Big Sound is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1958 and released on the Prestige label.[2] The album was recorded at the same sessions which produced Groove Blues.


Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "Ammons is easily the main star (he really excelled in this setting) and is in generally fine form".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blue Hymn" (Gene Ammons) - 12:37
  2. "The Real McCoy" (Mal Waldron) - 8:33
  3. "Cheek to Cheek" (Irving Berlin) - 14:12
  4. "That's All" (Alan Brandt, Bob Haymes) - 13:58



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 6, 2012
  2. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 6, 2012