Up Tight! (album)

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Up Tight!
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1961
Recorded October 17 & 18, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PRLP 7208
Producer Esmond Edwards
Gene Ammons chronology
Just Jug
(1961)
Up Tight!
(1961)
Boss Soul!
(1961)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Up Tight! is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1961 and released on the Prestige label.[2] The album was recorded at the same sessions that produced Boss Soul!.

Reception[edit]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "His sound and style effectively bridged the gap between bop and soul jazz".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gene Ammons except as indicated

  1. "The Breeze and I" (Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman) - 6:25
  2. "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman" (Leon René) - 4:30
  3. "Moonglow" (Eddie DeLange, Will Hudson, Irving Mills) - 5:02
  4. "Up Tight!" - 3:32
  5. "The Five O'Clock Whistle" (Kim Gannon, Gene Irwin, Josef Myrow) - 5:56
  6. "Jug's Blue Blues" - 8:15
  7. "Lester Leaps In" (Lester Young) - 4:10
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on October 17, 1961 (tracks 1, 3, 6 & 7) and October 18, 1961 (tracks 2, 4 & 5)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 107, 2012
  2. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 10, 2012