Boss Tenor

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Boss Tenor
Boss Tenor.jpg
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1960
Recorded June 16, 1960
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 35:57
Label Prestige
PRLP 7180
Producer Bob Weinstock
Gene Ammons chronology
The Swingin'est
(1958)The Swingin'est1958
Boss Tenor
Nice an' Cool
(1961)Nice an' Cool1961
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

Boss Tenor is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1960 and released on the Prestige label.[3]


Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "Unlike his earlier jam sessions, this particular outing finds Ammons as the only horn, fronting a talented rhythm section... This is a fine outing by one of the true "bosses" of the tenor".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gene Ammons except where noted.

  1. "Hittin' the Jug" – 8:29
  2. "Close Your Eyes" (Bernice Petkere) – 3:46
  3. "My Romance" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 4:16
  4. "Canadian Sunset" (Norman Gimbel, Eddie Heywood) – 5:24
  5. "Blue Ammons" – 4:57
  6. "Confirmation" (Charlie Parker) – 5:24
  7. "Savoy" (Bill Doggett, Lucky Millinder) – 3:31



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 7, 2012
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (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 7, 2012