Various Artists

Giants of the Funk Tenor Sax

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There is not really all that much difference between the playing of the tenors on this two-LP set and those on Giants of the Blues Tenor Sax; in fact the pair of two-fers have since been combined in a three-CD set. The context is a bit more "updated" on this set, with many organists and soulful charts, but the music is mostly pretty bop- and blues-oriented. Such great tenors as Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Willis Jackson, Houston Person, Johnny Griffin, Stanley Turrentine and Rusty Bryant are in fine form although all of this music is also available elsewhere.