Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt – We'll Be Together Again (1961) Flac

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Title: We'll Be Together Again
Year Of Release: 1961
Label: OJC [OJCCD-708-2]
Genre: Jazz, Soul Jazz, Hard Bop
Quality: FLAC (image + .cue,log,scans)
Total Time: 40:31
Total Size: 272 MB(+3%)
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Tracklist

1 Red Sails in the Sunset
2 But Not for Me
3 A Pair of Red Pants
4 We'll Be Together Again
5 A Mess
6 New Blues Up and Down
7 My Foolish Heart
8 Water Jug
9 Autumn Leaves
10 Time on My Hands

Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt - We'll Be Together Again (1961) Flac

personnel :

Gene Ammons - tenor sax
Sonny Stitt - tenor & alto sax
John Houston - piano
Buster Williams - bass
George Brown - drums

The title of this exciting meeting between the tenors of Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt was rather poignant, because this recording was released in the late '60s, when Ammons was serving a long jail sentence for possession of heroin, and it appeared that he and Stitt might never meet up again. Backed by pianist John Houston, bassist Buster Williams, and drummer George Brown, Ammons and Stitt (who had co-led a regular group a decade before) proved once again to be a perfect team, jamming on a variety of standards, blues, and ballads while also revisiting "New Blues Up and Down." The two tenors always brought out the best in each other, and luckily, they would get back together in the early '70s. This is high-quality bebop.~Scott Yanow