The Swingin'est

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The Swingin'est
The Swingin'est.jpg
Studio album by Bennie Green and Gene Ammons
Released 1958
Recorded November 12, 1958
Genre Jazz
Length 63:26
Label Vee-Jay
Producer Sid McCoy
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The Swingin'est is an album by American trombonist Bennie Green and saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1958 and released on the Vee-Jay label.[1] The album has also been released under the title Juggin' Around.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2 stars and stated "The emphasis is on the blues and very basic chord changes on this relaxed jam session... Due to the similarity of the material plus three alternate takes that have been added to augment the original program, it is advisable to listen to this CD in small doses".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Juggin' Around" (Frank Foster) - 6:31
  2. "Going South" (Foster) - 10:44
  3. "Jim Dog" (Gene Ammons) - 7:05
  4. "Sermonette" (Nat Adderley, Jon Hendricks) - 4:19
  5. "A Little Ditty" (Frank Wess) - 4:01
  6. "Swingin' for Benny" (Bennie Green) - 12:10 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "Juggin' Around" [alternate take] (Foster) - 6:47 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Jim Dog" [alternate take] (Ammons) - 7:31 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Sermonette" (Adderley, Hendricks) - 4:18 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at Bell Sound Studios, New York City on November 12, 1958.



  1. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed October 7, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 7, 2010