|All Artists: Gene Ammons|
Title: Angel Eyes
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 8/18/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218698023, 0090204663019
A Nicely Groovin' '50s Organ Tenor Session !
Eddie Landsberg | Tokyo, Japan | 06/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Featuring the late great Johnny Hammond Smith on B-3, the deep soulful flute / organ mix on "Blue Room" inspired me so deeply, when I did my Rememering Eddie Jefferson session, one of my conditions of using James Spaulding on alto was that he bring his flute too... Though this CD obviously has plenty of organ/tenor stuff happening, its Johnny Hammond's screaming chords with that bluesy flute that gave me goose bumps. Don't expect a lot of wild far out soloing... expect the soulful, bluesy swinging feel of an era long gone... Of course, Gene Ammon's ability to swing like a you-know-what goes without saying. JHS also plays piano - - if you dig this vibe, check out JHS's Black Coffee or Arnett Cobb's Smooth Sailing or Blow By Blow."