Left Bank Encores

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Left Bank Encores
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Live album by Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons
Released 2002
Recorded June 24, 1973
Left Bank Jazz Society at the Famous Ballroom in Baltimore, Maryland
Genre Jazz
Length 73:15
Label Prestige
PRCD 11022
Producer Eric Miller
Gene Ammons chronology
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(1973)God Bless Jug and Sonny1973
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(1973)Gene Ammons and Friends at Montreux1973
Sonny Stitt chronology
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(1973) God Bless Jug and Sonny1973
Left Bank Encores
(1973) String Module Error: Match not found1973
(1973) Satan1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Left Bank Encores is a live album by saxophonists Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons recorded in Baltimore in 1973 and released on the Prestige label in 2002.[2] The album was recorded at the same concert that produced God Bless Jug and Sonny.


The Allmusic review stated "when the saxmen were reunited at that Baltimore concert in 1973, they weren't as competitive and battle-minded as they had been in their younger days. But their chops were still in top shape, and they could still swing unapologetically hard... Like God Bless Jug and Sonny, Left Bank Encores falls short of essential, but is an enjoyable disc that Ammons and Stitt's hardcore fans will appreciate".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Just in Time" (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 9:08
  2. "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 11:31
  3. "Theme from Love Story" (Francis Lai, Carl Sigman) - 9:39
  4. "Exactly Like You" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) - 6:56
  5. "Don't Go to Strangers" (Redd Evans, Arthur Kent, Dave Mann) - 6:04
  6. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) - 15:52
  7. "Blues Up and Down" (Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt) - 14:05



  1. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic Review accessed December 19, 2012
  2. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 19, 2012