Gene Ammons – Bad! Bossa Nova (Full Album)

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Bad! Bossa Nova is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1962 and released on the Prestige label. It was also re-released as Jungle Soul! (Ca’ Purange).

“This was Ammons’ final recording before “being made an example of” and getting a lengthy jail sentence for possession of heroin; his next record would be cut over seven years later. The music is surprisingly upbeat, with Ammons joined by two guitars (Bucky Pizzarelli and Kenny Burrell), a fine rhythm section (pianist Hank Jones, bassist Norman Edge, and drummer Oliver Jackson), and the bongos of Al Hayes for a set of Latin-flavored jazz that was masquerading as bossa nova. The music is offbeat if not all that memorable, a decent effort but not essential.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Pagan Love Song” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) – 4:45
“Ca’ Purange (Jungle Soul)” (Natalicio Moreira Lima) – 9:35
“Anna” (Vatro – Giordano – Engvick) 3:20
“Cae, Cae” (Roberto Martins) – 3:46
“Moito Mato Grosso” (Gene Ammons) – 7:44
“Yellow Bird” (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Keith, Norman Luboff) – 5:07

Personnel:
Gene Ammons – tenor saxophone
Hank Jones – piano
Kenny Burrell, Bucky Pizzarelli – guitar
Norman Edge – bass
Oliver Jackson – drums
Al Hayes – bongos

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Released: 1962
Recorded: September 9, 1962
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Length: 34:17
Label: Prestige
PR 7257
Producer: Ozzie Cadena

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