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Eugene “Gene” Ammons was born in Chicago in April of 1925.
Gene Ammons had an affinity for the tenor sax and by the early forties was ready to take on the world with his talent.
In 1954 Gene Ammons and his combo continue to be featured in personal appearances such as Pep's in Philadelphia in January, the Bee Hive in Chicago, and the Crystal Lounge in Detroit.
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 CATALOG: GENE AMMONS 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The first of the Gene Ammons all-star jam sessions (Lou Donaldson, Art Farmer) on Prestige, the two long tracks "Woofin' and Tweetin'" (blues) and "Juggernaut" ("I Got Rhythm") were originally issued as one side each of a 10-inch LP.
The jam session was the staple of Prestige recordings in the Fifties and Gene Ammons, with his big sound and even bigger heart, was often at the center of these informal affairs which took the tension out of studio recording.
Another of the Gene Ammons "Hi Fi Jam Sessions" in which the tenorman is surrounded by an all-star cast of New York jazzmen, most of whom had recorded with him before in this type of context.
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 CMT.com : Gene Ammons : Biography
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
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.
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.
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 African American Registry: Saxophonist Gene Ammons, a gentle reed player!
Known by his nickname Jug, Ammons was the son of boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons.
Ammons worked with Woody Herman in 1949, then moved on to a forceful two-tenor setting with Stitt and James Moody in the '50s and beyond.
Ammons was incarcerated for drug offenses in the late '50s, and again from the mid to late '60s.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Boss Tenors: Straight Ahead From Chicago 1961 - Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt at ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt play their hearts out on this classic album that is one of the greatest examples of contrasting styles making great music.
Gene is the son of the famous boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons.
Ammons had problems with drugs and spent much of the '60's in prison.
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 Gene Ammons: The Hard Bop Homepage
Although Ammons has been on his own since the break-up of the Ammons/Stitt Band, the two men have frequently been reunited in club appearances and on records.
A disciple of the late Lester Young, Ammons, by the early '50s, was playing in a style which was less restrictive than that of most Young followers, a style that one might place somewhere between that of Stan Getz and the late Wardell Gray.
That Gene Ammons is, of course, the one we know and this, his first set of recordings in seven years, not only demonstrates that the old, familiar "Jug" is back, but also that he hasn't lost his touch.
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 Jazz Improv Magazine
The son of boogie legend Albert Ammons, Gene learned the sax at a young age, and made his first recordings as a sideman to his father.
In 1958 Ammons was arrested, and served a two-year jail sentence for narcotics possession.
Ammons was allowed to bring his saxophone into prison, and wrote a large number of songs there.
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 CD Review of Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt - Left Bank Encores on Prestige Records @ jazzreview.com
Ammons and Stitt lead an all-star rhythm section composed of Billy Higgins, Sam Jones and Cedar Walton.
Ammons opens the set with an incendiary, wobbly solo on ‘Just in Time’ before yielding to Walton who is undermiked but is otherwise magnificent.
Stitt and Ammons trade licks near the end and it is rough and edgy, almost a fistfight waiting to happen.
www.jazzreview.com /cdreview.cfm?ID=3970   (384 words)

 BBC - Jazz Review - Gene Ammons, Goodbye
Ammons is joined by a fine bunch of like-minded players- Nat Adderley on cornet, Kenny Drew on piano, Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, Ray Barretto on congas and Gary Bartz on alto sax.
By contrast, Duke Pearson's "Jennine" and Ammons own "Geru's Blues" are perfect vehicles for the band sound, allowing for some full-tilt blowing guaranteed to set the pulses racing.
This was Gene Ammons' last album (he died soon after, of pneumonia).
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 Gene Ammons Jr. Elected President of the Choice Hotels International International Operators Council / December 2004
Ammons said the council tries to offer a consensus of hotel owner opinion on operational matters, including hotel standards.
Ammons has served on the council at the national level since 1996.
His father, Gene Ammons Sr., who opened Fayetteville's first Quality Inn 50 years ago, was one of the council's founding members.
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 Review - Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt: Left Bank Encores   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gene Ammons plays tenor saxophone on six of the seven tunes while Sonny Stitt plays tenor on five selections and alto on the other.
Both Ammons and Stitt sit out for one number, allowing the stellar rhythm of Cedar Walton on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgens on drums to display their enormous talents.
Those interested in hearing Ammons and Stitt live at the top of their game are advised to purchase either Boss tenors - Straight Ahead From Chicago 1961 or the previously mentioned God Bless Jugs And Sonny.
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 Ammons, Gene --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
The son of outstanding boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons, Gene Ammons grew up in Chicago and first became nationally known as a member of Billy Eckstine's innovative bebop big band during 1944–47; he also played in Woody Herman's…;
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 Amazon.ca: Music: The Gene Ammons Story: Organ Combos [Import] [Best of]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gene Ammons recorded frequently for Prestige during the 1950s and early '60s and virtually all of the tenor's dates were quite rewarding.
Ammons, a bop-based but very versatile soloist, sounds quite comfortable playing a variety of standards and lesser-known material in groups featuring Jack McDuff or Johnny "Hammond" Smith on organ and either trumpeter Joe Newman or Frank Wess on tenor and flute.
Going a bit back in time, Gene Ammons (along with Illinois Jacquet, Arnett Cobb,Sonny Stitt - - not to mention Johnny Hodges) was one of the early tenor players to regularly feature organists in his ensembles.
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 RollingStone.com: Goodbye : Gene Ammons : Review
The late Gene "Jug" Ammons (he died last August at 49) was a craftsman tenor sax player.
A medium tempo cooker, it starts with ensemble playing, then Gary and Nat take their rides—when Gene steps in he does it with an authoritative bite, and plays one of his best solos here—taking notes and shaping them with casual power.
But the two ballads are where Ammons shines strongest for me. "Alone Again (Naturally)" is mostly Jug and Nat, with a strong intro of musing ease.
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 Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt - Boss Tenors In Orbit! - Verve Records
Back when jazz was truly a popular music (or something close to it), the proving ground known as the jam session -- and its more specific subdivision, the tenor saxophone battle -- was the most effective way of separating the die-hards from the dilettantes.
Ammons and Stitt worked together only briefly at the start of the 1950s and then again, equally briefly, in the early 1960s.
Empowered by swing and emboldened by the blues, Ammons and Stitt were the most barn-burning two-tenor team that ever ransacked a chord change.
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 Gene Ammons | Angel Eyes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gene Ammons’ Angel Eyes leaves a nagging feeling that it was thrown together and dumped onto the marketplace with little or no thought.
After all, when Angel Eyes was released in 1965, Ammons was in the middle of serving a long jail term for narcotics possession.
Throughout the nine minutes of “Angel Eyes,” Ammons’ band creates a expert example of slow-motion ballad playing that perfectly fits the song’s lyrics and drips with pure, authentic emotion.
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 Chicago Public Radio - Jazz Programming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the mid-fifties, Ammons recorded frequently for the Prestige label in all-star sessions that often resembled the studio equivalent of an on-stage jam session.
In 1962, Ammons ran into serious legal trouble for the second time, when he was arrested and convicted on charges related to narcotics distribution.
Despite his popularity, Ammons was never a darling of the critical establishment, but his impact and influence should not be underestimated.
www.wbez.org /jazz/jz_apr05.asp   (1156 words)

 Gene Ammons - Young Jug: Reviews, Track Listing, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is a CD that will most likely frustrate Gene Ammons [+] collectors a bit.
From 1948-51, the great tenor recorded 24 titles for Chess and its related labels, and all were reissued on the double LP Early Visions [+].
But discographical details aside, the music on the Chess CD is excellent, with Ammons sounding quite lyrical on the ballads (which showcase his huge tone), quoting a dozen Christmas songs on "Swingin' for Xmas," and romping with his combos on the jump material.
www.music.com /release/young_jug/1   (254 words)

 Review - Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt: God Bless Jug And Sonny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
However, Stitt sounded like he was in better form on this night, as Ammons seemed to have some difficulty getting started, but once he hit his stride, he matched Stitt's playing.
Ammons played tenor on four numbers, while Stitt played tenor on three songs and alto on another.
Though both Ammons and Stitt have better performances currently available on CD, it's wonderful to listen to the rapport between these two saxophone giants.
www.cosmik.com /aa-september01/reviews/review_gene_ammons_and_sonny_stitt.html   (191 words)

 Gene Ammons & James Moody | The Chicago Concert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gene Ammons took the stage countless times during a career that spanned well over three decades.
On a significant number of those dates, Jug found himself in the company of other horns, but sparks were often most plentiful when his foil in the frontline was a single tenor saxophone.
Ammons basks in the bluesy theme at length, tugging legato lines from his tenor’s bell and tapering his tone with peculiar pitch variations.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=11467   (537 words)

 Amazon.ca: Music: The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug [Import] [Best of]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Included are two sessions originally cut for Prestige's subsidiary Moodsville (Nice an' Cool and The Soulful Mood of Gene Ammons), which are purposely relaxed and strictly at ballad tempos.
Fortunately, Ammons (who had a distinctive, huge tone) was long a master at interpreting ballads, and although these performances do not quite reach the heights of his greatest recordings, the lyrical music is quite enjoyable.
Gene Ammons came upon my jazz scene when I was as a child during the late '50s, early '60s.
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 Tower Records - The Gene Ammons Story: Gentle Jug - Gene Ammons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is another volume in THE GENE AMMONS STORY series (along with the equally essential THE 78 ERA and THE ORGAN COMBOS).
Ammons was one of the preeminent tenor saxophone ballad players of his day.
Largely comprised of standards, on GENTLE JUG Ammons makes familiar tunes such as "Till There Was You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me," sound like he was destined to play them.
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 CATALOG: GENE AMMONS 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Since Ammons was incarcerated on drug charges at the time of their release, these excellent collections of his playing were generally overlooked; joined here, in the sequence of original recording, they provide further testimony to this boss tenor's endless creativity.
This is Ammons in his trio-plus-congas groove, caressing ballads, burrowing into the blues, and, especially on the second session, displaying exceptional taste in underrecorded material.
While Gene Ammons may be best known for his jam sessions and his canny, organic fusion of bebop and rhythm 'n' blues, he was also a forceful leader, as well as a wonderful duelist with favorite foil Sonny Stitt.
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 Jazz, Dance Bands, Vocalists - Lorez Alexandria ->Gene Ammons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Originally issued as a double LP (with 3 more cuts), this max-length disc is a delightful chronology of Gene "Jug" Ammons' best 78 rpms from 1950-55.
The only fault is the sound quality, particularly on the first half, where all the discs sound like they were left in the jukebox too long.
Carefully orchestrated heads introduce rounds of serious soloing on Ammon Joy/ Groove Blues, with flautist Jerome Richardson joining Jug on Jug Handle, and Coltrane on the ballad It Might As Well Be Spring.
www.rootsandrhythm.com /roots/JAZZ/jazz_a2.htm   (973 words)

 Gene Ammons - Funky: Reviews, Track Listing, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gene Ammons - Funky: Reviews, Track Listing, Audio Clips, and more
The Gene Ammons [+] all-star jam session recordings of the 1950's are all quite enjoyable and this one is no exception.
All of the horns plus Burrell and Waldron get ample solo space and Ammons seems to really inspire his sidemen on these soulful bop jams.
www.music.com /release/funky/3   (225 words)

 Gene Ammons | Gentle Jug, Vol. 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Among the legion of artists represented on the Fantasy Records roster Gene Ammons remains one of the most anthologized.
Collections of his work abound and a primary reason for this was the prolific pace he set with the Prestige label (one of many now under the Fantasy umbrella) for nearly a quarter century and waxed sessions well into the double digits.
A wide variety of sidemen join him in the cause and the most common backing instrumentations (perhaps expected given the vintage of these sides) are organ combos, though there are several rhythm sections that favor piano are also included.
www.allaboutjazz.com /reviews/r1100_052.htm   (446 words)

 Moviefone: Movie Celebrities - Gene Ammons: MAIN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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