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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt February 18, 1962

Main Session Personnel
tenor saxophone
tenor saxophone
organ
guitar
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Long Ago and Far Away 06:17
Boss Tenors in Orbit!
Catalog #: V6-8468
2 Walkin' 05:21
Boss Tenors in Orbit!
Catalog #: V6-8468
(alto saxophone, tenor saxophone)
3 Why Was I Born? 08:20
Boss Tenors in Orbit!
Catalog #: V6-8468
Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone)
4 John Brown's Body 07:22
Boss Tenors in Orbit!
Catalog #: V6-8468
5 Bye Bye Blackbird 09:58
Boss Tenors in Orbit!
Catalog #: V6-8468
Joe Trumpet (mellophone)
genre: Hard bop, Soul jazz, bop, tenor battles, tough tenors
Recording Date: 
1962-02-18
Label Name: 
Verve
Leader(s): 
Gene Ammons
Leader(s): 
Sonny Stitt
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
organ
Skill/instrument: 
guitar
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Gene Ammons
Personnel: 
Sonny Stitt
Personnel: 
Don Patterson
Personnel: 
Paul Weeden
Personnel: 
Billy James
Ensemble Size: 
quintet
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Name: 
Van Gelder Studios
Venue Location: 
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Recording company
Company Name: 
Verve
Producer: 
Creed Taylor
Session Engineer: 
Rudy Van Gelder
Session Details: 

Stitt is listed incorrectly as out on Why Was I Born. He plays alto on this cut, on both the head and his solo. - TS

Sources: 
Lord, http://www.allmusic.com/album/boss-tenors-in-orbit-mw0000218254