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Gene Ammons - Boss Tenor FLAC album

Performer: Gene Ammons
Genre: Jazz
Title: Boss Tenor
Country: US
Released: 1988
Style: Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz
FLAC version ZIP size: 1617 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1830 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1562 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 998

Boss Tenor is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1960 and released on the Prestige label. This is a fine outing by one of the true "bosses" of the tenor". All compositions by Gene Ammons except where noted. Hittin' the Jug" – 8:29. Close Your Eyes" (Bernice Petkere) – 3:46.

The great tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons was of the generation of swing-era players that easily adapted to bop. But though he was a modernist, Ammons maintained that breathy, old-school romantic approach to the tenor. Boss Tenor, a quintet session from 1960, is one of Ammons' very best albums. Accompaniment by Tommy Flanagan, one of the best mainstream pianists ever, certainly doesn't hurt, either.

Boss Tenor ‎(LP, Album, Mono). Boss Tenor ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM). Original Jazz Classics, Prestige. Boss Tenor ‎(LP, Album).

By: Gene Ammons (1960, Jazz). More albums from Gene Ammons: Battle Of The Saxes by Gene Ammons. Jammin’ With Gene by Gene Ammons. The Swingin’est by Gene Ammons. Soulful Saxophone by Gene Ammons. Groovin’ With Jug by Gene Ammons. Free Again by Gene Ammons. Bad! Bossa Nova by Gene Ammons. The Boss Is Back! by Gene Ammons. View all albums . Boss Tenor. By: Gene Ammons (1960, Jazz).

The quality of recordings is excellent. Gene Ammons was brilliant and a joy to hear. 3 people found this helpful.

Artist: Gene Ammons Album: Boss Tenor Genre: Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz Label: JVC Released: 1960/1997 Quality: FLAC (image+. cue) Tracklist: Hittin' the Jug. Close Your Eyes. Personnel: Gene Ammons - tenor saxophone. Tommy Flanagan - piano.

Tenor sax great Gene Ammons was called The Boss years before Bruce Springsteen came along. This album from 1960 features Ammons as the only horn player, accompanied by a quartet including the incomparable Tommy Flanagan on piano and Art Taylor on drums. Not to be confused with Ammons' 1961 album Boss Tenors which featured guest Sonny Stitt. 4. kHz, 24-bit PCM – Concord Records (Canada) Studio Masters. Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ; June 16, 1960.


A1 Hittin' The Jug
A2 Close Your Eyes
A3 My Romance
B1 Candian Sunset
B2 Blue Ammons
B3 Confirmation
B4 Savoy

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Fantasy, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Ace Records Ltd.


  • Bass – Doug Watkins
  • Congas – Ray Barretto
  • Drums – Arthur Taylor*
  • Piano – Tommy Flanagan
  • Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Tenor Saxophone – Gene Ammons


Recorded 16 June 1960, New York.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 029667518048

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PRLP 7180 Gene Ammons Boss Tenor ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Prestige PRLP 7180 US 1960
OJCCD-297-2, P-7180 Gene Ammons Boss Tenor ‎(CD, Album, RE) Original Jazz Classics, Prestige OJCCD-297-2, P-7180 US 1987
PRST 7180 Gene Ammons Boss Tenor ‎(LP, Album) Prestige PRST 7180 US Unknown
PRST 7180 Gene Ammons Boss Tenor ‎(LP, Album) Prestige PRST 7180 US 1960
0025218810227 Gene Ammons Boss Tenor ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Prestige 0025218810227 Europe 2006