Angel Eyes (Gene Ammons album)

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Angel Eyes
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Studio album by
RecordedJune 17, 1960 and September 5, 1962
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
PR 7369
ProducerEsmond Edwards
Gene Ammons chronology
Velvet Soul
Angel Eyes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

Angel Eyes is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons compiling sessions recorded in 1960 and 1962 and released on the Prestige label in 1965.[3]


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)



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 13, 2012
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 9. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 13, 2012