Up Tight! (album)

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Up Tight!
Up Tight! (album).jpg
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1961
Recorded October 17 & 18, 1961
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 37:50
Label Prestige
PRLP 7208
Producer Esmond Edwards
Gene Ammons chronology
Just Jug
(1961)Just Jug1961
Up Tight!
(1961)
Boss Soul!
(1961)Boss Soul!1961
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Down Beat3/5 stars[2]

Up Tight! is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1961 and released on the Prestige label.[3] The album was recorded at the same sessions that produced Boss Soul!.

Reception[edit]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars, with its review by Scott Yanow stating: "His sound and style effectively bridged the gap between bop and soul jazz".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gene Ammons except where noted

  1. "The Breeze and I" (Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman) - 6:25
  2. "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman" (Leon René) - 4:30
  3. "Moonglow" (Eddie DeLange, Will Hudson, Irving Mills) - 5:02
  4. "Up Tight!" - 3:32
  5. "The Five O'Clock Whistle" (Kim Gannon, Gene Irwin, Josef Myrow) - 5:56
  6. "Jug's Blue Blues" - 8:15
  7. "Lester Leaps In" (Lester Young) - 4:10
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on October 17, 1961 (tracks 1, 3, 6 & 7), and October 18, 1961 (tracks 2, 4 & 5)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 107, 2012
  2. ^ Down Beat: August 2, 1962 vol. 29, no. 21
  3. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 10, 2012