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     Gene Ammons

Real name: Eugene Ammons.
Born: Apr 14, 1925 in Chicago, IL.
Died: Aug 6, 1974 in Chicago, IL.
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz, Bop.
Instruments: Sax (Tenor)

Gene Ammons, who had a huge and immediately recognizable tone on tenor, was a very flexible player who could play bebop with the best (always battling his friend Sonny Stitt to a tie) yet was an influence on the R&B world. Some of his ballad renditions became hits and, despite two unfortunate interruptions in his career, Ammons remained a popular attraction for 25 years.

Son of the great boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons, Gene Ammons (who was nicknamed "Jug") left Chicago at age 18 to work with King Kolax's band. He originally came to fame as a key soloist with Billy Eckstine's orchestra during 1944-47, trading off with Dexter Gordon on the famous Eckstine record Blowing the Blues Away. Other than a notable stint with Woody Herman's Third Herd in 1949 and an attempt at co-leading a two tenor group in the early '50s with Sonny Stitt, Ammons worked as a single throughout his career, recording frequently (most notably for Prestige) in settings ranging from quartets and organ combos to all-star jam sessions. Drug problems kept him in prison during much of 1958-60 and, due to a particularly stiff sentence, 1962-69. When Ammons returned to the scene in 1969 he opened up his style a bit, including some of the emotional cries of the avant-garde while utilizing funky rhythm sections, but he was still able to battle Sonny Stitt on his own terms. Ironically the last song that he ever recorded (just a short time before he was diagnosed with terminal cancer) was "Goodbye."

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
members.tripod.com/~hardbop/ammons.html Biography
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=3405 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Ammons About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Ammons About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Gene Ammons - '1951-1953' - 2006, Classics
 Gene Ammons - 'A Stranger In Town' - 2002, Prestige
 Gene Ammons - 'All-Star Sessions' - 1993, OJC
 Gene Ammons - 'Angel Eyes' - 1960, OJC
 Gene Ammons - 'Bad Bossa Nova' - 1989, OJC
 Gene Ammons - 'Blowing The Blues Away 1944-1947' - 2001, EPM-Jazz Archives
 Gene Ammons - 'Blue Gene' - 1958, Prestige, Original Jazz Classics
 Gene Ammons - 'Boss Tenors In Orbit!' - 1962, Verve
 Gene Ammons - 'Brother Jug' - 1969, Fantasy, Prestige
 Gene Ammons - 'Funky' - 1957, Prestige, OJC
 Gene Ammons - 'God Bless Jug And Sonny' - 2001, Prestige
 Gene Ammons - 'Jammin' In Hi Fi With Gene Ammons' - 1957, Prestige, OJC
 Gene Ammons - 'Jammin' With Gene' - 1956, Prestige, Артель 'Восточный ветер'
 Gene Ammons - 'Jug' - 1961, OJC
 Gene Ammons - 'Jug & Dodo' - 1962, Prestige
 Gene Ammons - 'Left Bank Encores' - 2002, Prestige
 Gene Ammons - 'Soul Summit' - 1962, Prestige
 Gene Ammons - 'The Boss Is Back!' - 1969, Prestige
 Gene Ammons - 'The Gene Ammons Story: The 78 Era' - 1994, Prestige
 Gene Ammons - 'Up Tight!' - 1961, Prestige
 Gene Ammons - 'We'll Be Together Again' - 1992, OJC
 Gene Ammons - 'Young Jug' - 1948, Chess
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Richard 'Groove' Holmes - 'Groovin' With Jug' - 1989, Blue Note, Pacific Jazz
 Jack McDuff - 'Brother Jack Meets The Boss' - 1962, Galactic
 Various Artists - 'Have You Had Your Vitamin B-3 Today?' - 2001,
  как соисполнитель ...
 Etta Jones - 'Lonely And Blue' - 1962, OJC, Fantasy
 King Pleasure - 'King Pleasure Sings. Annie Ross Sings' - 1954, OJC
 Oscar Pettiford - 'Oscar Rides Again Vol 1. Blues In The Closet 1943-53' - 2008, Proper, Affinity

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