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Fantasy Opens Prestige Vaults

“Toofers” isn’t just a child’s pet name for teeth. Fantasy Jazz is back with another round of twofer reissues from the Prestige label.

Nuther’n Like Thuther’n combines two 1963-64 albums by tenor saxophonist Willis Jackson (More Gravy and Boss Shoutin), both featuring a 19-year-old guitarist named Pat Martino.

Gene Ammons’ A Stranger in Town features the tenor saxophonist leading five different groups between 1954 and 1970. The CD takes its tracks from the albums Velvet Soul, Sock! and Night Lights.

About Time pairs Introducing Eric Kloss (1965) and Love and All That Jazz (1966), the first two albums by the alto and tenor saxophonist, made when he was 16 and 17 years old.

For the Good Times combines saxophonist Rusty Bryant‘s 1973 album of the same name (with Hank Jones, Steve Gadd) and Until It’s Time for You to Go (1974, with Horace Ott, Bernard Purdie).

The reissues hit stores April 23. For more information, log on to

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