Groove Blues

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Groove Blues
Groove Blues.jpg
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1958
Recorded January 3, 1958
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 49:20
Label Prestige
PRLP 7201
Producer Bob Weinstock
Gene Ammons chronology
The Big Sound
(1958)The Big Sound1958
Groove Blues
Blue Gene
(1958)Blue Gene1958
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Groove Blues is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1958 and released on the Prestige label.[2] The album was recorded at the same session that produced The Big Sound.


Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "On Jan. 3, 1958, Gene Ammons led one of his last all-star jam sessions for Prestige. The most notable aspect to this date (which resulted in two albums of material) is that it featured among its soloists John Coltrane, on alto".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Mal Waldron except as indicated

  1. "Ammon Joy" - 13:19
  2. "Groove Blues" - 9:35
  3. "Jug Handle" - 10:11
  4. "It Might as Well Be Spring" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 11:32



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 7, 2012
  2. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 7, 2012