Gene Ammons, Dodo Marmarosa - Jug and Dodo (APE+CUE)
Please keep seeding as long as you can.
This CD (which completely reissues a double LP with the same title) is a bit unusual for it teams together the great tenor Gene Ammons with the very talented (but now obscure) bop pianist Dodo Marmarosa whose mental problems kept him from pursuing his career. Actually Ammons is only half of this set (which also includes bassist Sam Jones and drummer Marshall Thompson) but Marmarosa is in top form; it's strange that the music was not released for the first time until the mid-'70s. This historical curiosity contains plenty of hard-swinging performances (including two versions apiece of "Yardbird Suite" and "Falling in Love with Love") and is worth picking up.
Personnel: Gene Ammons (ts) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Sam Jones (b) Marshall Thompson (d)
02 For You
03 You're Driving Me Crazy
04 Where or When
05 The Song Is You
06 Just Friends
07 Yardbird Suite [Take 1]
08 Yardbird Suite [Take 2]
09 I Remember You
11 The Moody Blues
12 Falling in Love With Love [Take 1]
13 Falling in Love With Love [Take 2]
14 The Very Thought of You