Gene Ammons Newswire

Gene Ammons Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Gene Ammons.

Results 1 - 20 of 23 in Gene Ammons

  1. Spectrum 2 Is At Barking Legs Jan. 24Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 12 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... Ajaramu (formerly Joe Shelton), Skeeter Shelton grew up around many of his father's bandmates: Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Fred Anderson and, Ajaramu's long-time love interest, Amina Claudine Meyers. As he got older, ...

    Comment?

  2. BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Houston PersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | All About Jazz

    Houston Person wears the Boss Tenor crown, worn so long by Gene Ammons. Mr. Person is busy working his own gigs; booking his tours, finding new clubs, having phone numbers for every major concert promoter on every continent.

    Comment?

  3. RECORDING: Gene Ammons: Blue GrooveRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | All About Jazz

    Between 1961 and '62, tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons was struggling with a menacing heroin habit. His sizable number of recording sessions during these years was partly due to his need for cash.

    Comment?

  4. RECORDING: Leo Parker: Savoy, 1947Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | All About Jazz

    ... Parker's own Ineta, Wild Leo and Leapin' Leo . Leo Parker's band for the recordings included Howard McGhee (tp), Gene Ammons (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Junior Mance (p), Eugene Wright (b) and Charles Williams (d). By October 1947, Parker had been part ...

    Comment?

  5. RECORDING: Sonny Stitt: Tune-UpRead the original story

    Aug 29, 2017 | All About Jazz

    Back in 1971, when I began to listen steadily to jazz, I was nuts about an album that had come out that year by Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons called You Talk That Talk . I was a freshman in high school and had taken up the tenor saxophone, an instrument that was much cooler to tote around in its case in school hallways than to stand alone in a room and practice scales.

    Comment?

  6. Amadou and Mariam At Stern GroveRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2017 | All About Jazz

    ... to saxophone in Chicago in the late 1940s and early 50s. His record collection exposed me to the great sounds of Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt and others

    Comment?

  7. BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Lester YoungRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2017 | All About Jazz

    ... to saxophone in Chicago in the late 1940s and early 50s. His record collection exposed me to the great sounds of Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt and others

    Comment?

  8. Virtual proofRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2017 | All About Jazz

    ... to saxophone in Chicago in the late 1940s and early 50s. His record collection exposed me to the great sounds of Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt and others

    Comment?

  9. Jane Ira Bloom: Wild Lines: Improvising Emily DickinsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2017 | All About Jazz

    ... to saxophone in Chicago in the late 1940s and early 50s. His record collection exposed me to the great sounds of Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt and others

    Comment?

  10. Hakos Trios: Hakos TriosRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2017 | All About Jazz

    ... to saxophone in Chicago in the late 1940s and early 50s. His record collection exposed me to the great sounds of Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt and others

    Comment?

  11. WAR with Malo At Stern GroveRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2017 | All About Jazz

    ... to saxophone in Chicago in the late 1940s and early 50s. His record collection exposed me to the great sounds of Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt and others

    Comment?

  12. View Kenne Thomas's All About Jazz profileRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2017 | All About Jazz

    I was first exposed to jazz through my parents and their friends. My father, James S. Whitehead played alto saxophone in Chicago in the late 1940s and early 50s. His record collection exposed me to the great sounds of Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt and others

    Comment?

  13. The Chess Records [News]Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2017 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    ... Chess Records. The first release from Chess was a 78 RPM single, 'My Foolish Heart,' backed with 'Bless You,' by Gene Ammons. It was issued in June 1950 and became the label's biggest hit of the year. One of them was Muddy Waters. In the early '40s, ...

    Comment?

  14. RECORDING: Wilton Gaynair: Blue BogeyRead the original story

    May 15, 2017 | All About Jazz

    ... One of them is Wilton 'Bogey" Gaynair, a mighty tenor saxophonist with a slippery-smokey feel reminiscent of Gene Ammons and Lucky Thompson. When you hear Gaynair, you'll find you're immediately taken by the size of his sound and how easily and ...

    Comment?

  15. BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Gene AmmonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | All About Jazz

    Eugene 'Jug" Ammons was a jazz tenor saxophonist, and the son of boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons. Ammons began to gain recognition when he went on the road with trumpeter King Kolax band in 1943, at the age of 18. He became a member of the Billy Eckstine and Woody Herman bands in 1944 and 1949 respectively, and then in 1950 formed a duet with Sonny Stitt... Read more.

    Comment?

  16. Songs We Love: Orgone, 'I Sold My Heart To The Junkman (Feat. Cyril Neville)'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | National Public Radio

    ... jazz tune, performed as a lugubrious big-band number by Etta Jones and, later, as a robust tenor-sax ballad by Gene Ammons. In '62, the song changed character entirely when it was released by the Philadelphia girl group The Blue Belles. That ...

    Comment?

  17. Recently on Heliocentric WorldsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2017 | St. Louis Jazz Notes

    ... - "Frosty" Other recent posts have featured videos with performances by Chuck Berry, Sonny Rollins, Mountain, Gene Ammons, Aretha Franklin, Stanley Turrentine, Muddy Waters, Modern Jazz Quartet, Esperanza Spalding, Mulgrew Miller Trio, Big Sam's ...

    Comment?

  18. buyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | All About Jazz

    ... sax player, were my grandfather and uncle. I was first exposed to jazz, listening to my parents' records of Gene Ammons, Sarah Vaughan, George Shearing, Earl Garner, etc. I've performed and worked with many wonderful artists, including Leonard ...

    Comment?

  19. Valentin Caamano: Green With EnvyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | All About Jazz

    ... sax player, were my grandfather and uncle. I was first exposed to jazz, listening to my parents' records of Gene Ammons, Sarah Vaughan, George Shearing, Earl Garner, etc. I've performed and worked with many wonderful artists, including Leonard ...

    Comment?

  20. Lucerne Jazz Orchestra: OaktreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | All About Jazz

    ... sax player, were my grandfather and uncle. I was first exposed to jazz, listening to my parents' records of Gene Ammons, Sarah Vaughan, George Shearing, Earl Garner, etc. I've performed and worked with many wonderful artists, including Leonard ...

    Comment?