Gene Ammons

Chicago Concert

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This meeting between Gene Ammons and James Moody is not as memorable as one might hope. Backed by pianist Jodie Christian, bassist Cleveland Eaton, and drummer Marshall Thompson, the two tenors square off on "Just in Time," "Have You Met Miss Jones?," "C Jam Blues," and Ammons' "Jim-Jam-Jug" but, although there are a few sparks, they do not blend together that well and the results are surprisingly workmanlike. Ammons is actually best on his two features, "Work Song" and "I'll Close My Eyes."

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