Gene Ammons

Night Lights

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One of his first recording sessions after he returned to the scene following a rather severe jail sentence was this tribute to Nat King Cole. As it turned out, the quartet date with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Rudy Collins was quickly forgotten as Ammons recorded some more commercial material and this set was not released for the first time until 1985. Ammons is in excellent form on such ballads as "Nature Boy," "Lush Life," "Sweet Lorraine" and "The Christmas Song," making one wish that the contents of this LP were available on CD.

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