Velvet Soul

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Velvet Soul
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1964
Recorded June 17, 1960, June 13, 1961 and September 5, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 38:24
Label Prestige
PR 7320
Producer Esmond Edwards
Gene Ammons chronology
Jug & Dodo
(1962)
Velvet Soul
(1960-62)
Angel Eyes
(1960-62)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Velvet Soul is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons compiling sessions recorded between 1960 and 1962 and released on the Prestige label in 1964.[2]

Reception[edit]

Allmusic awarded the album 2½ stars with its review by Stewart Mason stating, "Released as Gene Ammons was starting a long prison sentence for possession of narcotics, Velvet Soul is a collection of outtakes pieced together from three different 1960-1962 sessions. As a result, it barely hangs together as an album".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Mal Waldron except as indicated

  1. "Light'n Up" - 4:02
  2. "In Sid's Thing" (Gene Ammons) - 5:25
  3. "Salome's Tune" - 4:16
  4. "A Stranger in Town" (Mel Tormé) - 6:02
  5. "Velvet Soul" (Johnny "Hammond" Smith) - 8:54
  6. "The Song Is You" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) - 9:45
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs New Jersey on June 17, 1960 (tracks 2 & 5), June 13, 1961 (track 6) and September 5, 1962 (tracks 1, 3 & 4)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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