And Art Farmer All Stars - Complete Jam Sessions
American Jazz Classics
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2-CD SET - 24 BIT DIGITALLY REMASTERED
In 1955-57, Gene Ammons made a series of jam session dates for Prestige with Art Farmer, which constitute the only existing recordings of the two stars together. They have been compiled on this release in their entirety for the first time ever, and are presented here in chronological order. Their collaborative discography consists of the complete LPs Gene Ammons Hi Fidelity Jam Session (Prestige LP7039; aka The Happy Blues); Gene Ammons All Stars - Hi Fi Jam Session (Prestige LP7060; aka Jammin’ with Gene); and Gene Ammons Hi-Fi Jam Session- Funky (Prestige LP7083), plus the only two Ammons-Farmer conjunct recordings from Gene Ammons All Stars (Prestige LP7050).
The trumpeter and tenorist are joined on these amazing sessions by such celebrated musicians as Jackie McLean (who plays on all but the first two sides), Lou Donaldson, Donald Byrd, Duke Jordan, Mal Waldron, and Kenny Clarke, among others. A 1951 version of “New Blues Up and Down” pairing Ammons with Sonny Stitt has been added as a bonus.
GENE AMMONS, tenor sax & ART FARMER, trumpet, on all tracks, plus:
CD1 [1-2] Issued on Gene Ammons All Stars (Prestige LP7050)
Lou Donaldson (as), Freddie Redd (p), Addison Farmer (b),
Kenny Clarke (d). Hackensack, New Jersey, June 15, 1955.
CD1 [3-6] Gene Ammons Hi Fidelity Jam Session –The Happy Blues (Prestige LP7039)
Jackie McLean (as), Duke Jordan (p), Addison Farmer (b),
Art Taylor (d), Candido Camero (congas).
Hackensack, New Jersey, April 23, 1956.
CD1  & CD2 [1-2] Hi Fi Jam Session - Jammin’ with Gene (Prestige LP7060)
Jackie Mclean (as), Donald Byrd (tp), Mal Waldron (p), Doug Watkins (b), Art Taylor (d). Hackensack, New Jersey, July 13, 1956.
CD2 [3-6] Gene Ammons Hi-Fi Jam Session- Funky (Prestige LP7083)
Jackie Mclean (as), Mal Waldron (p), Kenny Burrell (g),
Doug Watkins (b), Art Taylor (d).
Hackensack, New Jersey, January 11, 1957.
All original sessions recorded by Rudy Van Gelder & produced by Bob Weinstock.
CD2  BONUS TRACK: Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt (ts), Bill Massey (tp), Alfred “Chippy” Outcalt (tb), Charles Bateman (p), Eugene Wright (b), Art Blakey (d). New York, January 31, 1951.
INCLUDES 24-PAGE BOOKLET
01 Woofin’ And Tweetin’ 15:05
02 Juggernaut 10:28
03 The Happy Blues 12:08
04 The Great Lie 8:42
05 Can’t We Be Friends? 12:54
06 Madhouse 6:42
07 We’ll Be Together Again 9:59
Total time: 75:57
01 Jammin’ With Gene 14:23
02 Not Really The Blues 16:07
03 Funky 9:01
04 Pint Size 12:23
05 Stella By Starlight 8:57
06 King Size 9:16
07 New Blues Up And Down 5:07*
Total time: 75:14