Jam Session (album)

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Jam Session
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Live album by
RecordedAugust 14, 1954
Los Angeles, California
MG 36002
Maynard Ferguson chronology
Jam Session featuring Maynard Ferguson
Jam Session

Jam Session is a live album by trumpeters Clifford Brown, Clark Terry, and Maynard Ferguson featuring tracks recorded in early 1954 and released on the EmArcy label.[1] The album was recorded at the same session that produced Dinah Washington's Dinah Jams.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]

Billboard in 1955 wrote: "Good as all the sidemen are, it's the three trumpets which walk off with top honors. Recording is excellent."[2] AllMusic awarded the album 4½ stars and Scott Yanow, in his review, calls it "A brilliant set that is highly recommended".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" (Cole Porter) - 14:56
  2. "Darn That Dream" (Eddie DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 5:16
  3. "Move" (Denzil Best) - 14:28
  4. "My Funny Valentine/Don't Worry 'bout Me/Bess, You Is My Woman Now/It Might as Well Be Spring" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers/Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler/George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin/Oscar Hammerstein II, Rogers) - 11:29



  1. ^ EmArcy Records discography accessed September 28, 2012
  2. ^ a b "Reviews and Ratings of New Popular Albums". Billboard. Vol. 67 no. 8. February 19, 1955. p. 34.
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. AllMusic Review accessed September 28, 2012