Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor



Analogue Productions (Prestige)



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APRJ 7180
UPC: 753088718038
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

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Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3 and also released on Hybrid SACD

All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 180-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom

Tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock

First 250 LP copies of each title will be numbered editions and will only be available to series subscribers

"Both are gorgeous impressions of soul, jazz and blues, brought together through the legacy of standards and new compositions. The tonality of Gene Ammons in particular is transfixing and it is with the stereo reissues from Prestige that Gene will get a lot of love with multiple titles scheduled for release. Booker Ervin was another great tenor sax player and his contributions to the Prestige vaults are timeless with Exultation!." — Erik Otis, Sound Colour Vibration, May 9, 2015.

For nearly a quarter-century, beginning in 1950, tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons (1925-1974) was among the brightest stars in the Prestige Records firmament. Whether leading, or partaking in, one of Prestige’s jam sessions, immersing himself in the organ-dominated blues and gospel grooves that in the 1950s came to be called “soul jazz,” or digging deep for heart-rending ballads, Ammons was multiply masterful. And in 1960, leading a quintet featuring the impeccable pianist Tommy Flanagan, plus Ray Barretto’s piquant congas, he produced the insuperable Boss Tenor.

From the blues that drips from “Hittin’ the Jug” and “Blue Ammons” to the infectious medium bounce of the standards “Close Your Eyes” and “Canadian Sunset,” and from the sophisticated swing of “Stompin’ at the Savoy” to the finger-poppin’ bop of “Confirmation” and the after-hours balladry of “My Romance,” Boss Tenor has something for everyone claiming to be a fan of modern jazz.


1. Hittin' The Jug
2. Close Your Eyes
3. My Romance
4. Canadian Sunset
5. Blue Ammons
6. Confirmation
7. Savoy

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 10 person(s) rated this product.

The ultimate ACME of Chad's genius!

posted on 07/31/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Michael Lindsay
This masterpiece brought out sounds I never thought my system had! Audiophile to a fault, one of the best jazz pressings I have ever heard. Bravo to the great man ... And Mr. Ammons too! Absolute brilliance.


posted on 07/13/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Chazz
Any superlatives I can think of are not adequate for this very special recording. Classiest lp I have ever had the pleasure of owning or hearing and at 72 years of age that number is up there. This is the record you play to show off your rig, to sample the quality of gear, to start a romantic evening right, when you need to decompress or just because you haven’t played it yet this week. The best.

Excellent Recording

posted on 06/05/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ken
I bought this based upon Chad's recommendation on Youtube. This is an excellent recording for both sound quality and music. The tenor sax sounds real. I am blown away. Thanks Chad for such great recommendation.


posted on 05/22/2023
5 Stars
To my ears, this is about as good as it gets in terms of both music and sound.


posted on 05/18/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: AG.
Presentation excellent as usual. The SQ exceed expectation, well balanced, amazing image with zero background noise. Highly recommended. AS, my hat off again!

How can it get this good?

posted on 03/06/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: Reed
I just can't imagine a recording better than this. This is why you build your system...hoping to experience something like this album. Jaw dropping.


posted on 01/28/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: SS
Do not miss out on this album. Chad and crew have done it again. I'm really looking forward to the remaining releases.

On par with Music Matters 33's.

posted on 01/25/2016
5 Stars

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