Boss Tenors

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Boss Tenors
Boss Tenors.jpg
Studio album by Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons
Released 1961
Recorded August 27, 1961
Chicago, Illinois
Genre Jazz
Length 38:36
Label Verve
V/V6 8426
Producer Creed Taylor
Sonny Stitt chronology
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(1961)Dig Him!1961
Boss Tenors
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(1962)Stitt Meets Brother Jack1962
Gene Ammons chronology
Dig Him!
(1961) Dig Him!1961
Boss Tenors
(1961) String Module Error: Match not found1961
Just Jug
(1961) Just Jug1961
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Down Beat 4.5/5 stars[2]

Boss Tenors (subtitled Straight Ahead from Chicago August 1961) is an album by saxophonists Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt recorded in Chicago in 1961 and originally released on the Verve label.[3]


The Allmusic review stated "Tenor saxophonists Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt co-led a small group in 1950, and this follow-up, taped in the studio in 1961, finds the two picking up where they left off".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "There Is No Greater Love" (Isham Jones, Marty Symes) - 6:30
  2. "The One Before This" (Gene Ammons) - 7:09
  3. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) - 6:32
  4. "Blues Up and Down" (Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt) - 8:47
  5. "Counter Clockwise" (Sonny Stitt) - 9:38



  1. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed December 10, 2012
  2. ^ Down Beat: February 15, 1962 vol. 29, no. 4
  3. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 10, 2012