Jam Session – Montreux 1973
Ammons, Dexter and the Adderleys blow up a storm
At the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival, after performing a set with his regular group (with keyboardist Hampton Hawes, electric bassist Bob Cranshaw, drummer Kenny Clarke and percussionist Kenneth Nash), tenor-saxophonist Gene Ammons invited a few friends to sit in.
Those friends were altoist Cannonball Adderley, cornetist Nat Adderley and tenor-saxophonist Dexter Gordon and the result was a lengthy and exciting uptempo blues.
The masterful musicians were obviously having a great time with Cannonball taking a particularly lengthy solo and the four horns having a torrid tradeoff at the end.