Gene Ammons, who had an enormous and immediately recognizable shade on tenor, was an extremely flexible participant who could play bebop with the very best (constantly battling his friend Sonny Stitt to some tie up) yet was an impact for the R&B globe. A few of his ballad renditions became strikes and, despite two regrettable interruptions in his profession, Ammons remained a favorite appeal for 25 years. Boy of the fantastic boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons, Gene Ammons (who was simply nicknamed “Jug”) remaining Chicago at age group 18 to utilize King Kolax’s music group. He originally found fame as an integral soloist with Billy Eckstine’s orchestra during 1944-1947, trading off with Dexter Gordon for the popular Eckstine record Blowing the Blues Away. Apart from a significant stint with Woody Herman’s Third Herd in 1949 and an effort at co-leading a two tenor group in the first ’50s with Sonny Stitt, Ammons worked well as an individual throughout his profession, recording regularly (especially for Prestige) in configurations which range from quartets and body organ combos to all-star jam classes. Drug problems held him in jail during a lot of 1958-1960 and, because of an especially stiff phrase, 1962-1969. When Ammons came back to the picture in 1969, he exposed his style a little, including a number of the psychological cries from the avant-garde while making use of funky rhythm areas, but he was still in a position to fight Sonny Stitt by himself terms. Ironically the final track that he ever documented (only a small amount of time before he was identified as having terminal malignancy) was “Goodbye.”
Full Name Gene Ammons
Date Of Birth April 14, 1925
Died July 23, 1974, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Music Songs Jungle Strut, Canadian Sunset, Blue Ammons, Ca 'Purange, Exactly Like You, Play Me, Jug Eyes, Seed Shack, Fine And Mellow, Ger-ru, Blue Greens and Beans, Didn't We, Tin Shack Out Back, My Romance, Geru's Blues, Moito Mato Grosso, The Jungle Boss, Shuffle Twist, Blue Hymn, Long Ago and Far Away, Juggin' Around, Tastin' The Jug, Hip Tip, He's a Real Gone Guy, Pagan Love Song, The One Before This, Son of a Preacher Man, Woofin' and Tweetin', Ammons Boogie, Echo Chamber Blues, Lonesome Lover Blues, Madame Queen
Albums Boss Tenor, Boss Tenors, The Happy Blues, Bad! Bossa Nova, The Boss Is Back!, Groove Blues, All Star Sessions, Gene Ammons in Sweden, Brasswind, The Soulful Moods of Gene Ammons, Funky, Brother Jack Meets the Boss, Preachin', Jug & Dodo, Gene Ammons and Friends at Montreux, Boss Soul!, Velvet Soul, Chicago Concert, Blue Groove, Heavy Sax, Soul Summit, Angel Eyes, Brother Jug!, Blue Gene, Dig Him!, Kind Soul, Big Sound, Gene Ammons: The Soulful Moods of/Nice An' Cool/Soul Summit Vol. 1 & Vol. 2/Funky/Jammin' With Gene, The Complete Recordings: 1951-1958, The Complete Recordings: 1961-1962, Gene Ammons & Bennie Green's Going South, Complete Jazz Series 1949 - 1950, Goodbye, Complete Jazz Series 1950 - 1953, A Stranger In Town, Wow, Bluzarumba, Blue Ammons, Legends Of Acid Jazz, Curved Ornaments, The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug, Jug & Sonny, Makes It Happen, Legends Of Acid Jazz: Gene Ammons (International Package Re-Design), The Gene Ammons Story, Water Jug, Best of Gene Ammons, Gentle Jug, Volume 2, Gene Ammons Greatest Hits, The Cool Jazz Movement (Remastered), Shuffle Twist
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