Ammons, Gene

Prestige, 2003CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 9.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3+
Performance Chart

Sound: 4-
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: Gene makes his tenor sax sing on this collection of ballads. They were originally released in 1972 as Got My Own and Big Bad Jug. Jug was Gene’s nickname. The accompanying musicians include Hank Jones (p), Joe Beck (g), Ron Carter (b), Idris Muhammad (d), Billy Cobham (d) and a full string section for the first 3 songs. Ammon’s signature tone made him popular with fans and fellow musicians. You can hear all of the magic here.