Gene Ammons



Gene Ammons

Rating
Active
1943 to 1974
Born
April 14, 1925
Died
July 23, 1974
Location
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres
Jazz
Biography
Eugene "Jug" Ammons (April 14, 1925 - July 23, 1974) also known as "The Boss," was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, and the son of boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ammons studied music with instructor Walter Dyett at DuSable High School. Ammons began to gain recognition while still at high school when in 1943, at the age of 18, he went on the road with trumpeter King Kolax's band. In 1944 he joined the band of Billy Eckstine (who bestowed on him the nickname "Jug" when straw hats ordered for the band did not fit), playing alongside Charlie Parker and later Dexter Gordon.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Blue Gene

Blue Gene

Gene Ammons November 20, 2015

4 Tracks

Pennies from Heaven

Pennies from Heaven

Gene Ammons September 22, 2014

16 Tracks

Bad! Bossa Nova (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1962)

Bad! Bossa Nova (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1962)

Gene Ammons January 31, 2013

8 Tracks

Boss Tenor (Bonus Track Version)

Boss Tenor (Bonus Track Version)

Gene Ammons January 2, 2013

13 Tracks

Hittin' The Jug

Hittin' The Jug

Gene Ammons February 2, 2012

7 Tracks

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