Gene Ammons : The Soulful Moods

Gene Ammons : The Soulful Moods


Gene Ammons (tenor sax), Patti Bown (piano), George Duvivier (bass), Ed Shaughnessy (drums)

Prestige Moodsville 28

Analogue Productions : LP 200 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Two Different Worlds
A2 - But Beautiful
A3 - Skylark
A4 - Three Little Words
B1 - The Street Of Dreams
B2 - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
B3 - Under A Blanket of Blue
B4 - I'm Glad There's You

Recorded on April 14, 1962 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Called by some, “the soul of Chicago tenor saxophony,” Gene “Jug” Ammons was a legendary, but under-appreciated jazz tenor saxophonist known for his big, bluesy, soulful tone.  Ammons’ expressive and heartfelt phrasing and the ability to say “more with less” makes his ballads among the most beautiful ever recorded.

One of the best efforts from Ammons' extensive catalog. A fat, warm, rich sax tone - you know, the one you immediately identify as Jug, is on display in all its glory on this great Moodsville release.

"Feeling tired and stressed out? Give Uncle Gene a spin. Besides perfect pitch, Ammons' other special gift was a melodic sense that allowed him to effectively convey feelings at slow tempos. Here is a great jazz ballad player given full scope to spin his charms." - Dick Olsher, Stereophile

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige mono reissues from Analogue Productions, 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All mastered from the original analogue master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at state-of-the-art plant Quality Record Pressings and plated by Gary Salstrom. Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock.