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VIDEO / DVD: Gene Ammonsand#39; Ballads (1950-and#39;53)

Jazz has a long history of tenor saxophone pairings. The list includes Al Cohn and Zoot Sims, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Johnny Griffin, and Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray. Such duos initially began as improvisational battles, which were popular in clubs and then on recordings. My favorite tenor duelists were Gene “Jug” Ammons and Sonny Stitt…

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