Tag Archives: Gene Ammons

On December 30, 2020.

On December 30, 2020, Eugene Joseph Wright died aged 97. He was musician (bass), worked with Monty Alexander, Charlie Parker, Lee Shaw, Gene Ammons, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Buddy DeFranco, Cal Tjader, Vince Guaraldi, Kai Winding, Sonny Stitt, Dottie Dodgion, and Dorothy Donegan, but was best known as a member and the bass player of the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

In December 1969.

In December 1969, “Prestige” label released “The Boss Is Back!”, the 25th Gene Ammons album. It was recorded in November 1969, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Porter.

Personnel:

  • Gene Ammons – tenor saxophone
  • Prince James, Houston Person – tenor saxophone
  • Junior Mance – piano 
  • Sonny Phillips organ 
  • Buster Williams – bass 
  • Bob Bushnell – electric bass 
  • Frankie Jones, Bernard Purdie – drums
  • Candido – congas 

Track listing:

All tarcks by Gene Ammons except where noted.

  1. The Jungle Boss – Gene Ammons, Junior Mance
  2. I Wonder – Cecil Gant, Raymond Leveen
  3. Feeling Good – Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
  4. Tastin’ the Jug
  5. Here’s That Rainy Day – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  6. Madame Queen

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Prestige” label released “Twisting the Jug”, the 15th Gene Ammons album. It was recorded in November 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Personnel:

  • Gene Ammons – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Newman – trumpet
  • Jack McDuff – organ
  • Wendell Marshall – bass
  • Walter Perkins – drums
  • Ray Barretto – congas

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Ammons except where noted

  1. Twistin’ the Jug
  2. Born to Be Blue – Mel Tormé, Robert Wells
  3. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  4. Moten Swing – Bennie Moten, Buster Moten
  5. Stormy Monday – Bob Crowder, Billy Eckstine, Earl Hines
  6. Down the Line

In December 1958.

In December 1958, “Vee-Jay” label released “The Swingin’es”, the eighth Bennie Green album. It was recorded in November 1958, at “Bell Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Sid McCoy.

Personnel:

  • Bennie Green – trombone
  • Gene Ammons, Frank Foster – tenor saxophone
  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Frank Wess – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano
  • Eddie Jones – bass
  • Albert Heath – drums

Track listing:

  1. Juggin’ Around – Frank Foster
  2. Going South – Frank Foster
  3. Jim Dog – Gene Ammons
  4. Sermonette – Nat Adderley, Jon Hendricks
  5. A Little Ditty – Frank Wess

On September 2, 2001.

On September 2, 2001, Jay Migliori died aged 70. He was a musician (saxophone), a founding member of Supersax, a Charlie Parker tribute band. Some artists he performed and recorded with include Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, The Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, Frank Sinatra, Maynard Ferguson, The 5th Dimension, Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Gene Ammons, Paul Anka, David Axelrod, Hoyt Axton, The Byrds, Captain & Tennille, Harry Chapin, Leonard Cohen, Albert Collins, Dick Dale, Neil Diamond, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, The Manhattan Transfer, Harry Nilsson, Van Dyke Parks, Esther Phillips, Helen Reddy, The Righteous Brothers, The Tubes, Loudon Wainwright III, Joe Williams, Brian Wilson, and Neil Young. As a leader, Migliori released three albums.

 

In September 1971.

In September 1971, “Columbia” label released the self-titled, third Santana studio album. It was recorded January – July 1971, at “Columbia Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, David Brown, Michael Shrieve, José “Chepito” Areas and Mike Carabello. It was the band last album by the Woodstock-era lineup.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana– guitar, vocals
  • Gregg Rolie– lead vocals, keyboards, piano
  • Neal Schon– guitar
  • David Brown– bass, engineer
  • Michael Shrieve– drums, percussion
  • José “Chepito” Areas– percussion, conga, timbales, drums
  • Mike Carabello– percussion, conga, tambourine, vocals
  • Rico Reyes – percussion, vocals, lead vocals
  • Thomas “Coke” Escovedo– percussion, vocals
  • Luis Gasca – trumpet
  • Mario Ochoa – piano solo
  • Tower of Power– horn section
  • Linda Tillery– background vocals
  • Greg Errico– tambourine
  • John Fiore – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Batuka – José Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve
  2. No One to Depend On – Michael Carabello, Coke Escovedo, Gregg Rolie
  3. Taboo – José Areas, Gregg Rolie
  4. Toussaint L’Overture – José Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve
  5. Everybody’s Everything – Milton Brown, Tyrone Moss, Carlos Santana
  6. Guajira – José Areas, David Brown, Rico Reyes
  7. Jungle Strut – Gene Ammons
  8. Everything’s Coming Our Way – Carlos Santana
  9. Para los Rumberos – Tito Puente

 

 

 

 

On February 4, 2013.

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On February 4, 2013, Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture “Donald” Byrd II died aged 80. He was trumpeter, best known as founder and leader the band The Blackbyrds, and regarded as one of the pioneeres of the fusion of funk and soul genres with jazz music. He had successful solo career, and has recorded and performed with big number of famous musicians including Herbie Hancock, Pepper Adams, Gigi Gryce, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Dexter Gordon, George Wallington, Kenny Clarke, Cannonball Adderley, Oscar Pettiford, Hank Jones, Ernie Wilkins, Art Blakey, Rita Reys, Elmo Hope, Phil Woods, Gene Ammons, Art Farmer, Paul Chambers, Doug Watkins, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Burrell, Gigi Gryce, Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Smith, Art Taylor, Kenny Drew, Sonny Clark, John Jenkins, Red Garland, John Coltrane, Pepper Adams, Michel Legrand, Dizzy Reece, Mundell Lowe, Thelonious Monk, Chris Connor, Eric Dolphy, Cal Tjader, Sam Rivers, Wes Monthomery, Stanley Turrentine, Guru and Ahmad Jamal.

On August 8, 1975.

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On August 8, 1975, Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley died aged 46. Being alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 50s and 60s, he has performed and recorded with some of the most important names of jazz music, including: Kenny Clarke, Nat Adderley, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Milt Jackson, Miles Davis, Louis Smith, Gil Evans, John Benson Brooks, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Heath. Sam Jones, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Joe Williams, Gene Ammons, David Axelrod and Raul de Souza. Adderley achieved success with 1966 single “Mercy Mercy Mercy”, a crossover hit on the pop charts and was member of the “dream team” on the Miles Davis essential album Kind of Blue.

On July 29, 2014.

Idris Muhammad

On July 29, 2014, Leo Morris aka Idris Muhammad died aged 73. He was drummer whose drumming crossed over several musical styles including funk, jazz, and rhythm and blues and has performed and recorded extensively with many famous musicians, including  Pharoah Sanders, Gene Ammons, Fats Domino, Roberta Flack, Grover Washington, Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, Lou Donaldson, Bob James, Randy Weston, Bobbi Humphrey, Andrew Hill, Bob Stewart, Sonny Stitt, Ahmad Jamal, John Scofield, George Coleman, Paul Desmond, Grant Green, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Lovano, Tisziji Munoz, Roots, Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Reuben Wilson and Leon Spencer.