AMMONS Gene

AMMONS GENE EUGENE “JUG” (ST).gene-ammons

Chicago 14/4/1925. – Chicago, 6/8/1974.

Figlio di Albert Ammons, ha debuttato con King Kolax nel 1942. Si è affermato come uno dei migliori tenor sassofonisti bep-bop con l’orchestra di Billy Eckstine (1944-47) nella quale darà vita a simpatiche “battaglie” di sax con Tom Archia e soprattutto con Sonny Stitt. Nel 1948 è entrato nell’orchestra di Woody Herman. Ha costituito un proprio complesso insieme a Sonny Stitt, che ha tenuto in piedi fino al 1952. La sua vita è stata tormentata dall’uso della droga, che lo porterà in carcere dal 1962 al 1969, comunque, ha sempre goduto di buona popolarità. Ha registrato anche con Benny Green (1958) Richard Groove Holmes (1961) Jack McDuff, Dodo Marmarosa (1962) Charles Mingus (1972) John Coltrane, Jackie McLean, Art Farmer, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Hammond, Clarence Anderson, Eddie Buster, Donald Paterson. Influenzato da Charlie Parker e da Lester Young nel fraseggio e da Coleman Hawkins per il suono pastoso, Ammons si è fatto apprezzare per la sua costante voglia di rinnovarsi che lo ha fatto passare dal bebop al cool jazz e poi al rhythm & blues, ispirando in modo significativo la generazione del sassofonisti di rhythm & blues. Resta il più cantante dei tenori della sua generazione, dalla sonorità tutta personale.

Comp:

Blue Ammons – Blue hymn – Boogie woogie prayer – Hittin’the jug – Jug – Monday struggle – My little red top – Rock roll – Round about 1 A. M. – Sock.

Discografia:

With Or Without.

Gail Brockman (tp) Ernest McDonald (sa-sb) Gene Ammons (st) Junior Mance (p) Gene Wright (b) Ellis Bartee (dr) George Stone (arr) Earl Coleman (vc).

Hold That Money / McDougal’s Sprout / Shermanski / Harold The Fox / Light Bluesy And Moody.

(Mercury 26031). Chicago, 23-10-47.

Gail Brockman (tp) John”Flaps”Dungee (sa-sb) Gene Ammons (st) Junior Mance (p) Gene Wright (b) Ellis Bartee (dr) A.K.Salim (arr) Earl Coleman (vc).

Odd-en-dow.

Chicago, 1-12-47.

Josse Miller (tp) Matthew Gee (tb) Ernest McDonald (sa-sb) Gene Ammons (st) Junior Mance (p) Leo Blevens (g) Leroy Jackson (b) Wesley Landers (dr) Jimmy Mundy (arr).

Everything Depends On You / Hot Springs / When You’re Gone / Little Slam.

(Mercury MGW 12156). Chicago, 4-10-49.

All-Star Sessions.

Gene Ammons (st-vc) Sonny Stitt (sb) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Jo Jones (dr).

Blues Up And Down (3 takes) / You Can’t Depend On Me (2 takes).

New York, 5-3-50.

The Gene Ammons Story: The 78 Era.50geneammonsstory

Gene Ammons (st-vc) Bill Massey (tp) Eph Greenlea (tb) Sonny Stitt (sb) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Jo Jones (dr).

Bye Bye / Let It Be.

Stesso gruppo senza Massey e Greenlea.

Blues Up And Down (3 takes) / You Can’t Depend On Me (2 takes) / Touch Of The Blues.

New York, 5-3-50.

Gene Ammons (st-vc) Bill Massey (tp) Benny Green (tb) Sonny Stitt (sb) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (dr).

Chabootie / Who Put The Sleeping Pills / Walkin’ / Easy Glide.

New York, 26-4-50.

Gene Ammons (st) Duke Jordan (p) Gene Wright (b) Wes Landers (dr).

I Wanna Be Loved / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.

New York, 28-6-50.

Gene Ammons (st) Bill Massey (tp) Matthew Gee (tb) Sonny Stitt (sb) Charles Bateman (p) Gene Wright (b) Wes Landers (dr).

Back In Your Own Backyard / Sweet Jennie Lou / Seven Eleven.

New York, 27-7-50.

Gene Ammons (st) Junior Mance (p) Gene Wright (b) Wes Landers (dr).

When I Dream Of You / A lover Is Blue.

New York, 28-10-50.

Gene Ammons (st) Bill Massey (tp) Matthew Gee (tb) Sonny Stitt (sb) Junior Mance (p) Gene Wright (b) Teddy Edwards (dr).

Round About Midnight / A.M. / Jug / Wow / Blue And Sentimental.

New York, 16-1-51.

Gene Ammons (st) Bill Massey (tp) Eli Dabney (tb) Rudy Williams (sb) Clarence Anderson (p) Earl May (b) Teddy Stewart (dr).

Ammons Boogie / Echo Chamber Blues.

New York, 29-6-51.

Gene Ammons (st) Clarence Anderson (p) Gene Wright (b) Teddy Stewart (dr).

Hot Stuff / Theme There Eyes / When The Saints Go Marchin’In / Archie.

New York, 14-8-51.

All-Star Sessions.

Billy Massey (tp) Al Outcalt (tb) Sonny Stitt (st) Gene Ammons (sb) Charlie Bateman (p) Gene Wright (b) Teddy Stewart (dr).

New Blues Up And Down.

New York, 31-1-51.

The Gene Ammons Story: The 78 Era.

Gene Ammons (st) Bill Massey (tp) Eli Dabney (tb) Sonny Stitt (sb) Ernie Shepherd (p) Earl May (b) Teddy Stewart (dr).

Undecided / Until The Real Thing Comes Along.

New York, 14-11-51.

Red Top – The Savoy Sessions.

New York, 51.

Gene Ammons (st) Bill Massey (tp) Eli Dabney (tb) Sonny Stitt (sb) Ernie Shepherd (p) Earl May (b) Teddy Stewart (dr).

El Sino / Ineta / Wild Leo / Leaping Leo / Just Chips / Street Of Dreams / Good Time Blues / Travellin’ Light / Red Top / Fuzzy / Stairway To The Stars / Jim Dawgs / Big Slam Part One / Big Slam Part Two.

(Savoy SV 9250).1947-1953.

The Gene Ammons Story: The 78 Era.

Gene Ammons (st) Nate Woodyard (tp) Gene Easton (sb) John Houston (p) Ben Stuberville (b) George Brown (dr).

Sock / What I Say.

New York, 8-2-55.

All-Star Sessions.55allstarssessions

Art Farmer (tp) Lou Donaldson (sa) Gene Ammons (st) Freddie Redd (p) Addison Farmer (b) Kenny Clarke (dr).

Woofin’And Tweetin’ / Juggernaut

(Prestige 7050).

Hackensack, NJ., 15-6-55.

Gene Ammons (st) Nate Woodyard (tp) Gene Easton (sb) John Houston (p) Ben Stuberville (b) George Brown (dr) Earl Coleman (vc).

This Is Always / Blue Roller / Love Is Here To Stay / Sock

New York, 4-11-55.

Gene Ammons (st) Nate Woodyard (tp) Edwin Moore (tb) Cecil Payne (sb) Lawrence Sheatley (p) Ernie Shepherd (b) George Brown (dr).

Blues For Turfers / Rock-Roll.

(Prestige PRCD 24058). New York, 4-11-55.

The Happy Blues.56thehappyblues

Art Farmer (tp) Jackie McLean (sa) Gene Ammons (st) Duke Jordan (p) Addison Farmer (b) Art Taylor (dr).

The Happy Blues / The Great Lie / Can’t We Be Friends / Mad House.

(Prestige 7039).

Hackensack, NJ., 23-4-56.

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Jammin’ With Gene.

Donald Byrd, Art Farmer (tp) Jackie McLean (sa) gene Ammons (st) Mal Waldron (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr).

Jammin’With Gene / We’ll Be Together Again / Not Really The Blues.

(OJC 211 CD). Hackensack, NJ., 13-7-56.

Funky.57funky

Art Farmer (tp) Jackie McLean (sa) Gene Ammons (st) Mal Waldron (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr).

Pint Size / King Size /  Funky / Stella By Starlight.

(Prestige OJC 211 CD).

Hackensack, NJ, 11-1-57.

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Jammin’ In Hi Fi With Gene Ammons.57jammininhifi

Gene Ammons (st) Idrees Sulieman (tp) Jackie McLean (sa) Mal Waldron (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (dr).

The Twister / Cattin’ / Pennies From Heaven / Four.

(Prestige 7110).

Hackensack, NJ, 12-4-57.

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The Big Sound.58bigsound

John Coltrane (sa) Gene Ammons, Paul Quinichette (st) Pepper Adams (sb) Jerome Richardson (fl) Mal Waldron (p) George Joyner (b) Art Taylor (dr).

Ammon’s Joy/ Groove Blues/ The Real McCoy / That’s All.

Stesso gruppo, senza Quinichette, Adams e Richardson.

It Might As Well Be Spring / Cheek To Cheek / Jug Handle / Blue Hymn.

(OJC 129 CD). Hackensack, NJ, 3-1-58.

Biggest Soul Hits.

Jerome Richardson (fl) Gene Ammons (st) Mal Waldron (p) Gorge Joyner (b) Art Taylor (dr).

Jug Handle.

(Prestige 7306). Hackensack, NJ, 3-1-58.

Blue Gene.58bluegene

Gene Ammons (st) Idrees Sulieman (tp) Pepper Adams (sb) Mal Waldron (p) Art Taylor (dr) Doug Watkins (b) Ray Barretto (conga).

Blue Gene / Scapering / Blue Greenc And Beans / Hit Hip.

(Prestige 7146).

Hacknsack, NJ., 2-5-58.

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Boss Tenor.60bosstenor

Gene Ammons (st) Tommy Flanagan (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr) Ray Barretto (conga).

Close Your Eyes / Confirmation / Blue Ammons / Hittin’The Jug / Canadian Sunset / My Romance / Stompin’At The Savoy.

(Prestige 7180).

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 16-6-60.

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Velvet Soul.60velvetsoul

Gene Ammons (st) Frank Wess (st-fl) Johnny Smith (org) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr).

Velvet Soul / In Sid’s Thing.

(Prestige 7320).

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 17-6-60.

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Angel Eyes.61angeleyes

Gene Ammons (st) Frank Wess (st-fl) Johnny Smith (org) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr).

Gettin’ Around / Blue Room / Water Jug / Angel Eyes.

(Prestige 7369).

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 17-6-60.

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Nice An’ Cool.gene ammons Nice An’Cool.

Gene Amnmons (st) Richard Wyands (p) Doug Watkins (b) J.C.Heard (dr).

I Remember You / Willow Weep For Me / Someone To Watch Over Me / Something Wonderful / Till There Was You / Something I Dreamed Last Night / Answer Me My Love / Little Girl Blue.

(Prestige 16018).

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 26-1-61.

Jug.61jug

Gene Amnmons (st) Richard Wyands (p) Doug Watkins (b) J.C.Heard (dr).

Ol’Man River / Easy To Love / Seed Shack / Exactly Like You / Miss Lucy / Tangerine.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 26-1-61.

Gene Amnmons (st) Clarnece Anderson (org) Doug Watkins (b) J.C.Heard (dr).

Let It Be You / Namely You.

(Prestige 7192). Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 27-1-61.

Soul Summit.

Clark Terry, Hobart Dotson (tp) Oliver Nelson (sa) Gene Ammons, Red Holloway, Geroge Barrow (st) Bob Ashton (sb) Richard Wyands (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Billy English (dr) Ray Barretto (conga).

Love I’ve Found You / Too Marvellous For Words / The Song Is You.

(Prestige PRCD 24118). New York, 13-6-61.

Late Hour Special.

Hobard Dotson, Clark Terry (tp) Oliver Nelson (sa-arr) Gene Ammons, George Barrow, Red Holaway (st) Bob Ashton (sb) Richard Wyands (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Bill English (dr) Ray Barretto (conga).

Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / Makin’Woopee / I Want To be Loved / Lullaby Of The Leaves / The Song Is You.

(Prestige 7287). Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 13-6-61.

Boss Tenor.61bosstenorwithstitt

Gene Ammons (st) Sonny Stitt (st-sa) John Houston (p) Charles Williams (b) George Brown (dr).

Blues Up & Down/ Counter Clockwise/ No Greater Love/ The One Before This/ Autumn Leaves.

(OJC 297 CD).

Chicago, Agosto 1961.

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We’ll Be Together Again.61wellbetogetheragain

Gene Ammons (st) Sonny Stitt (st-sa) John Houston (p) Charles Williams (b) George Brown (dr).

We’ll Be Together Again / A Mess / New Blues Up And Down / Time On My Hands / My Foolish Heart / Red Sails In The Sunset / Water Jug / A Pair Of Red Pants / Autumn Leaves / But Not For Me.

(Prestige 7606).

Chicago, 26-8-61.

Live! In Chicago.61liveinchicago

Gene Ammons (st) Eddie Buster (org) Gerald Donovan (dr).

Foot Tappin’ / It Could Happen To You / Falling In Love With Love / Please Send Me Someone To Love / Scrapple From The Apple / Jug’s Blue Blues / Fast Track / Sweet Georgia Brown.

(Prestige 7495).

“D.J.Longe “Chicago, Agosto 1961.

The Gene Ammons Story: Organ Combos.

Gene Ammons (st) Frank Wess (st-fl) Johnny Hammond Smith (org) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr).

Velvet Sound / In Sid’s Thing / Blue Room / Walter Jug / Angel Eyes / Gettin’Around.

New York, 17-10-61.

Boss Soul.61bosssoul

Gene Ammons (st) Walter Bishop Jr. o Patti Bown (p) Art Davis o George Duvivier (b) Art Taylor (dr) Ray Barreto (conga).

Carbow / I’m Afraid The Masquerade Is Over / I’m Beginning To See The Light.

Hackensack, NJ, 17-10-61.

Song Of The Islands / Travelin’ / Soft Summer Breeze / Don’t Go To Strangers.

(Prestige 7445). Hackensack, NJ, 18-10-61.

Up Tight !61uptight

Gene Ammons (st) Walter Bishop Jr. o Patti Bown (p) Art Davis o George Duvivier (b) Art Taylor (dr) Ray Barreto (conga).

The Breeze And I / Moonglow / Jug’s Blue Blues / Lester Leaps In / The Five O’Clock Whistle / Sold My Heart To The Junkman / Up Tight.

(Prestige PRCD 24140).

Englewood Cliffs, NJ., 17-18 Ottobre 1961.

Twisting The Jug.

Gene Ammons (st) Joe Newman (tp) Jack McDuff (prg) Wendell Marshall (b) Walter Perkins (dr) Ray Barretto (conga).

Twisting The Jug / Born To The Blue / Satin Doll / Moten Swing / Stormy Monday Blues / Down The Line.

(Prestige PRCD 24071 CD). Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 28-11-61.

Soul Summit.62soulsummit

Gene Ammons (st) Harold Vick (st) Jack McDuff (org) Eddie Diehl (g) Joe Dukes (dr).

Scram / Ballad For Baby.

(Prestige PCD 21118) New York, 1-12-61 e 23-1-62.

Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt (st) Jack McDuff (org) Charlie Persip (dr).

Tubby / Dumplin’ / When You Wish Upon A Star / Shuffle Twist / Sleeping Susan / Out In The Cold Again.

(Prestige 7234). New York, 19-2-62.

Boss Tenors In Orbit.62bosstenorinorbit

Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt (st) Donald Patterson (org) Paul Weeden (b) William James (dr).

Long Ago And Far Away/ Walkin’/ Why Was I Born/ John Brown’s Body/ Bye Bye Blackbird.

(Verve V 8468).

New York, Febbraio 1962.

Late Hour Special.

Gene Ammons (st) Patti Bown (p) George Duvivier (b) Walter Perkins (dr).

Lacivious / Soft Winds / Party’s Over.

(Prestige 7287). Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 13-4-62.

Gene Ammons (st) Patty Bown (p) George Duvivier (b) Walter Perkins (dr) Etta Jones (vc).

But Not For Me / If You Are But A Dream / Cool Cool Daddy.

(Prestige PCD 241118). New York, 13-4-62.

Souful Moods Of Gene Ammons.

Gene Ammons (st) Patti Bown (p) George Duvivier (b) Walter Perkins (dr).

Two Different Worlds / But Beautiful / Skylark / On The Street Of Dreams / You’de Be So Nice To Come Home To / Under A Blanket Of Blue / Three Little Words / I’m Glad There Is You.

(Prestige 16028). Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 14-4-62.

Preachin’.62preachin

Gene Ammons (st) Clarence Sleepy Anderson (org) basso e batteria sconosciuti.

Sweet Hour / Yield Not / Abide With Me / Blessed Assurance / The Prayer / You’ll Never Walk Alone / Precious Memories / What A Friend / Holy Holy Holy / The Light.

(Prestige 7270).

Chicago, 3-5-62.

Angel Eyes.

Gene Ammons (st) Mal Waldron (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Ed Thigpen (dr).

It’s The Talk Of The Town / They Say You’re Laughing / You Go To My Head / A Stranger In Town / If You Are But A Dream / I Sold My Heart To The Junkman / My Romance / I Want To be Loved / Here’s That Rainy Day / Don’t Go To Strangers/ A House Is Not A Home / Love I’ve Found You.

(Prestige 7369). Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 5-9-62.

Sock.

Gene Ammons (st) Patti Bown (p) George Duvivier (b) Walter Perkins (dr).

Scam.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 13-4-62.

Gene Ammons (st) Mal Waldron (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Ed Thigpen (dr).

Shortstop Blue Coolade.

(Prestige 7400). Englwewood Cliffs, 5-9-62.

Velvet Soul.

Gene Ammons (st) Mal Waldron (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Ed Thigpen (dr).

Light’n Up / Stranger In Town / Salome’s Tune.

(Prestige 7320). Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 5-9-62.

Bad! Bossa Nova / Jungle Soul.62badbossanova

Gene Ammons (st) Bucky Pizzarelli (g) Kenny Burrell (g) Hank Jones (p) Norman Edge (b) Oliver Jackson (dr).

Pagan Love Song / Ca’Purange (Jungle Soul) / Anna / Caé Caé / Moito Mato Grosso / Yellow Bird.

(Prestige 7257).

Engewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 9-9-62.

The Gene Ammons Story:Gentle Jug.

Gene Ammons (st) altri non identificati.

Till There Was You / Answer Me My Love / Willow Weep For Me / Little Girl Blue / Somethinmg I Dreamed Last Night / Something Wonderful / I Remember You / Someone To Watch Over Me.

(Prestige PRCD 24079-2 CD). New York, 1962.

Gentle Jug Vol.2

Gene Ammons (st) altri non identificati.

Two Different Worlds / But Beautiful / Skylark / Three Little Words / Sweet Dreams / You’d Be So Nice To Come Home / Under A Blanket Of Blue / I’m Glad There Is You.

(Prestige 24155). New York, 1962.

Sock.

Gene Ammons (st) Nate Woodyard (tp) Henderson Chambers (tb) Gene Easton (sb) John Houston (p) Ben Stuberville (b) George Brown (dr).

Sock / What I Say / Count Your Blessings / Cara Mia.

(Prestige 7400). Hackensack, NJ, 26-11-64.

Boss Soul.

Gene Ammons (st) altri non identificati.

Soft Summer Breeze / Din’t Go To Strangers / Songs Of The Island / Travelin’ / Carbow / I’m Afraid The Masquerade Is Over / I’m Beginning To See The Light / N.A.

(Prestige PR 7445). New York, 1966.

We’ll Be Together Again.

Gene Ammons (st) altri non identificati.

Red Sails In The Sunset / But Not For Me / A Pair Of Red Pants / We’ll Be Together Again / A mess / New Blues Up & Down / My Foolish Heart / Water Jug / Autumn Leaves / Time On My Hands.

(OJC 351 CD). New York, 1968.

The Boss Is Back / Greatest Hits.69thebossisback

Gene Ammons.Prince Jamesa, Houston Person (st) Junior Mance (p) Buster Williams (b) Frankie Jones (dr) Candido (conga).

Jungle Boss.

Stesso gruppo senza James e Person.

Tastin’The Jug / Here’s That Rainy Day / Madame Queen / I Wonder.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ., 10-11-69.

Gene Ammons (st) Sonny Phillips (org) Bob Bushnell (b/el) Bernard Purdie (dr).

Feeling Good / Jubgle Strut / Didn’t We.

(Prestige 10023 – 10084). Englewood Cliffs, 11-11-69.

Brother Jug.69brotherjug

Gene Ammons (st) Junior Mance (p) Buster Williams (b) Frankie Jones (dr) Candido (conga).

Ger-Ru.

Gene Ammons (st) Sonny Phillips (org) Billy Butler (g) Bob Bushnell (b/el) Bernard Purdie (dr).

Jungle Strut / Didn’t We / He’s Real Good Guy / Son Of A Preacher Man / BlueVelvet.

(Prestige 10021). Englewood Cliffs, NJ., 11-11-69.

Night Lights.

Gene Ammons (st) Wynton Kelly (p) George Duvivier (b) Rudy Collins (dr) Henry Puncho Brown (conga).

Calypso Blues.

Stesso gruppo senza Brown.

Lush Life / The Christmas Song / Nature Boy / Night Lights / Sweet Lorraine.

(Prestige 7862). Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 2-2-70.

Blues Up & Down – Vol.1

Gene Ammons (st) altri non identificati.

Blue Up & Down / Blues Up & Down / Blue Up & Down / Let I Be / You Can Depend On Me (take 1) / You Can Depend On Me (take 2) / Touch The Blues / Bye Bye / Walkin’ / Chabootie / Easy Glide / Who Threw The Sleeping Pills In Rip Van Winkle’s Coffee / I Want To Be Loved / I Can’t Give Anythiong But Love.

(Prestige P.7823).New York, 1970.

The Chase / Gene Ammons & Dexter Gordon.70thechase

Gene Ammons, John Young (p) Cleveland Eaton (b) Steve McCall (d).

The Happy Blues.

Gene Ammons (st) Jidie Christian (p) Rufus Reid (b) Wilbur Campbell.

The Chase / Medley: Lover Man – My Funny Valentine.

Stesso gruppo più Vi Edd (vc).

Lonesome Lover Blues.

(Prestige PR 10010). North Park Hotel, Chicago, 26-7-70.

The Black Cat.71theblackcat

Gene Ammons (st) Harold Mabern (p-p/el) George Freman (g) Ron Carter (b) Idris Muhammad (dr) Bill Fisher (arr) sezione di archi.

Long Long Time / Something.

Stesso gruppo senza Fisher e la sezione di archi.

Jug Eyes / The Black Cat / Piece To Keep Away Evil Spirits / Hi Ruth.

(Prestige 10006). Englewwod Cliffs, NJ., 2-11-70.

You Talk That Talk.71youtalkthat

Gene Ammons (st) Sonny Stitt (st-varitone) Leon Spencer (org) George Freeman (g) Idris Muhammad (dr).

Katea’s Dance / Out Of It / The People’s Choice / You Talk That Talk / The Sun Died / Body And Soul.

(Prestige 10019).

Englewood Cliffs, NJ., 8-2-71.

My Way.

Robert Prado, Ernie Royal (tp) Garnett Brown (tb) Gene Ammons, Richard Landry (st) Billy Butler (g) Ron Carter (b) Idris Muhammad (dr) Omar Clay (perc) Yvonne Fletcher, Patricia Hall, Loretta Ritter, Linda Wolfe (vc) Bill Fisher (arr-dir) sezione di archi.

Sack Full Of Dream / My Way.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ., 26-7-71.

Stesso gruppo senza archi.

Back To Merida.

Robert Prado, Ernie Royal (tp) Garnett Brown (tb) Gene Ammons, Richard Landry (st) Billy Butler (g) Ron Carter (b) Idris Muhammad (dr) Bill Fisher (arr-dir) sezione di archi.

My Way.

Robert Prado, Ernie Royal (tp) Garnett Brown (tb) Gene Ammons, Richard Landry (st) Roland Hanna (p) Ted Dumbar (g) Chuck Rainey (b) Idris Muhammad (dr) Omar Clay (perc) Yvonne Fletcher, Patricia Hall, Loretta Ritter, Linda Wolfe (vc) Bill Fisher (arr-dir) sezione di archi.

What’s Goin’On.

Stesso gruppo senza archi.

Chicago Breakdown.

Gene Ammons (st) Roland Hanna (p).

House Is Not A Home.

(Prestige 10022). Englewood Cliffs, NJ., Luglio 1971.

Chicago Concert.

Gene Ammons, James Moody (st) Jodie Christian (p) Cleveland Eaton (b) Marshall Thompson (dr).

Just In Time / Jim Jam Jag / I’ll Close My Eyes / Work Song / C Jam Blues / Have You Met Miss Jones.

(Prestige 10065). North Park Hotel, Chicago, 21-11-71.

Free Again.

Cat Anderson, John Audino, Gene Coe, Reunald Jones (tp) Jimmy Cleveland, Benny Powell, Mike Wemberley, Britt Woodman (tb) David Duke, Henry Sigismonti (fh) John Johnson (tuba) gene Ammons, Red Holloway (st) Jack Nimitz, Jerome Richardson, Herman Riley, Ernie Watts (ance) Joe Sample (p) Dennis Budimir (g) Bob Savaria (b) Candy Finch/dr) Bob Noris (conga) Bobby Bryant (arr-dir).

Free Again / What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life / Jackson.

Los Angeles, 20-3-72.

Al Aarons, Cat Anderson, John Audino, Buddy Childers, gene Coe, Reunald Jones (tp) Jimmy Cleveland, Grove Washington, Benny Powell, Mike Wemberley, Britt Woodman (tb) David Duke, Henry Sigismonti (fh) John Johnson (tuba) gene Ammons, Pete Christlieb (st) Jack Nimitz, Jerome Richardson, Herman Riley, Ernie Watts (ance) Dwight Dickerson, Dennis Budimir (p) Arthur Adams (g) Bob Savaria (b) Chuck Rainey (b/el) Paul Humphrey/dr) Bobby Bryant (arr-dir).

Crazy Mary / Fru Fru / Juggin’.

(Prestige 10040). Los Angeles, 1972.

Jug & Dodo – Ammons & Marmarosa – Young & Dodo.62jug&dodo

Gene Ammons (st) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Sam Jones (b) Marshall Thompson (dr).

Georgia / For You / You’re Driving Me Crazy / Where Or When / The Song Is You / Just Friends / Yardbyrd Suite (take 1) / Yardbyrd Suite (take 2) / I Remember You / Bluzarumba / The Moody Blues / Falling In Love With Love (take 1) / Falling In Love Wsith Love (take 2) / The Very Thought Of You.

(Prestige PR 24041).

Los Angeles, Maggio 1972.

Get My Own.72gotmyown

Gene Ammons (st) Hernie Hayes (org) Hank Jones (p) Joe Beck (g) Ron Carter (b) Idris Muhammad (dr) Ed Bogas (arr) sezione di archi.

Lady Sings The Blues / Play Me / Ben.

Englewood Vliffs, NJ., 28-10-72.

Gene Ammons (st) Hernie Hayes (org) Hank Jones (p) Joe Beck (g) Ron Carter (b) Mike Rocker (dr).

Fine And Mellow.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ., 30-10-72.

Gene Ammons (st) Hank Jones (p) Ron Carter (b).

Strange Fruit.

Gene Ammons (st) Sonny Phillips (p-org) Maynard Parker (g) Ron Carter (b-b/el) Billy Cobham (dr).

God Bless The Child / Tin Shack Out Back.

(Prestige 10058). Englewood Cliffs, NJ., 1-11-72.

Big Bad Jug.Big Bad Jug.

Gene Ammons (st) Hernie Hayes (org) Hank Jones (p) Joe Beck (g) Ron Carter (b) Idris Muhammad (dr).

Fly Me / Fuzz.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ., 28-10-72.

Gene Ammons (st) Hernie Hayes (org) Hank Jones (p) Joe Beck (g) Ron Carter (b) Mickey Roker (dr).

Big Bad Jug.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ., 30-10-72.

Gene Ammons (st) Sonny Phillips (p-org) Maynard Parker (g) Ron Carter (b-b/el) Billy Cobham (dr).

Lady Mama / I Can0t Help Myself / Lucille / Papa Was A Rolling Stone.

(Prestige 10070). Englewood Cliffs, NJ., 1-11-72.

God Bless Jug And Sonny.God Bless Jug And Sonny

Gene Ammons (st) Sonny Stitt (sa-st) Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones (b) Billy Higgins (dr).

Blue’N’Boogie / Stringin’The Jug / God Bless The child / Autumn In New York / Ugetsu / Bye Bye Blackbyrd.

(Prestige 11019).

Baltimore, 20-6-73.

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Left Bank Encores.Left Bank Encores.

Gene Ammons (st) Sonny Stitt (sa-st) Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones (b) Billy Higgins (dr).

Just In Time / They Can’t Take That Away From Me / Theme From Love Story / Exactly Like You / Don’t Go To Strangers / Autumn Leaves / Blues Up And Down

(Prestige 11022).

Baltimore, 24-6-73.

And Friends At Montreux.72atmontreux

Nat Adderley (corn) Cannonball Adderley (sa) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (st) Hampton Hawes (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Kenny Clarke (dr) Kenneth Nash (congas).

Treux Bleu / Yardbird Suite / Since I Fell For You / New Sonny’s Blues / Sophisticated Lady

(Prestige PR 10078).

Jazz Festival, Montreux 7-7-73.

In Sweden.In Sweden.

Gene Ammons (st) Horace Parlan (p) Red Mitchell (b) Ed Jones (dr).

Billie’s Bounce / There Is No Greater Love / Polka Dots And Moon Beams / Lover Man / Ahus Jazz.

(ENJA 2038).

Ahus Jazz Festival, Svezia, 14-7-73.

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Brasswind.72brasswind

Allen DeRienzo, Snooky Young (tp) George Bohanon (tb) Bill Green (fl-sa) Jim Horn (fl-sb) Jay Migliori (sa-fl) Gene Ammons (st) George Duke (key) Michael Howell, Don Peake (g) Carol Kaye (b/el) John Guerin (dr) Berkeley Nash (perc) David Axelrod (arr-dir).

Cantaro / Cariba / Once I Loved / Brasswind / Rozzie.

Berkeley, California, 30-10-73.

Allen DeRienzo, Snooky Young (tp) George Bohanon (tb) Bill Green (fl-sa) Jim Horn (fl-sb) Jay Migliori (sa-fl) Gene Ammons (st) George Duke (key) Michael Howell (g) Walter Booker (b) Roy McCurdy (dr) David Axelrod (arr-dir)

Solitario / ‘Round About Midnight

(Prestige 10080). Berkeley, California, 13-2-74.

Together Again For The Last Time.Together Again For The Last Time

Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt (st) Junior Mance (p) Sam Jones (b) Mickey Roker (dr).

I’ll Close My Eyes / For All We Know / One Of Amos

New York, 20-21 Novembre 1973.

Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt (st) Junior Mance (p) Sam Jones (b) Ajaramu J.Shelton (dr) Warren Smith (perc).

Saxification / The Window Pain / The More I See You.

(Prestige 10100). New York, 10-12-73.

Goodbye.74goodbye

Nat Adderley (corn) Gary Bartz (sa) Gene Ammons (st) Kenny Drew (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (dr) Ray Barretto (conga).

Alone Again / Jeannine / Out In The Sticks / Geru’s Blues / It Don’t Mean A Thing / Goodbye.

(Prestige 10093).

New York, 18-20 Marzo 1974.chiusura


AMORE SALVO (G).

Lentini (Siracusa) 1965.

Chitarrista cresciuto nel gruppo di Stefano Maltese. Egli tende a produrre una musica che è un miscuglio di diversi generi musicali, progetto variopinto e ricco di contrasti. Tutto si svolge accostando vari pezzi musicali non in un ordine non lineare che impegna l’ascoltatore a ricercare un filo logico.

Discografia:

Il colore delle radici.salvo-amore-il-colore-delle-radici

Stefano Maltese (ss-fl) Gaetano Cristofaro (cl) Michele Conti (viol-mandola) Salvo Amore (g) Nello Toscano (b/el) Antonio Moncada (dr-perc) Kaori Shishido, Antonio Cappadona (vc) Ippolita Montenegro (vc).

Parte prima / Parte seconda / Parte quarta / Parte quinta / parte sesta / Parte terza.

(Splasch CDH 498). Lentini, 13-1-96.chiusura


A.M.R.BIG BAND.

Orchestra attiva in Svizzera alla fine degli anni ’70.

Discografia:

Viva la musica.

Ian Gordon-Lennox, Eric Dubois, Francois Berthet, Jean Berthet, Pierre Cochard (tp) Hubert Saini, Pierre Gauthier, Pascal Schaer, Yves Massy (tb) Claude Jordan, Igor Francesco (fl) Richard Kraher, Francois Chevrolet, Maurice Magnoni, Georges Santor, Olivier Chanson, Charles Schneider (reeds) Alain Guyonnet (p) Christian Graf (g) Pierre-Alain Chevrolet, Jacques Siron, Olivier Magnenat (b) Raoul Esmerode (dr).

Magallanes / Eoliandre / Via nazionale / Bali / Bastonada / Moanin’.

(VDE 30-240). Ginevra, 17-19 Marzo 1979.chiusura


AMRAM DAVE DAVID WERNER A. III (CORN).

Filadelfia, Pennsylvania, 17/11/1930.

Studia presso il Curtis Istitute e all’Oberlin College, in seguito entra a far parte della “National Synphonic Orchestra” di Washington nel 1951. Durante il servizio militare sarà di stanza in Europa, qui suona jazz un po’ con tutti. Nel 1955 partecipa alle sue prime registrazioni di Jazz a Parigi e suona con Albert Mangelsdorff. Tornato negli Stati Uniti, riprende gli studi, entra a far parte della Beat Generation, entra a far parte del Manhattan Woodwind Quintet, suona con Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Dorham nel 1957, con Oscar Pettiford, Freddie Redd, Jeremy Steig, registra con Lionel Hampton, Don Rendell, Bobby Jaspar, Christian Chevalier, Mat Mathews, Curtis Fuller, Hampton Hawes, Sal Salvador, Mary Lou Williams. Musicista eclettico, ha dedicato gran parte del suo tempo a comporre per il teatro, la televisione, il cinema, per grandi orchestre sinfoniche (che ha anche diretto) e per complessi di musica da camera. Le sue composizioni sono intrise di impressionismo e di jazz. Collabora con grandi registi teatrali e cinematografici, collabora per diverso tempo con Leonard Bernstein. Guida varie orchestre sinfoniche in tournée per conto del Dipartimento di Stato. Sua fonte principale di ispirazione sono le musiche tradizionali alle quali è legato da profonda passione.

Discografia:

Dave Amram, Bobby Jaspar Quintet.dave-amram-bobby-jaspar-quintet

Dave Amaram (flic) Bobby Jaspar (st-fl) Maurice Vander (p-arpicord) Eddie De Haas (b) Jacques David (dr).

I Married An Angel / Bed Time Story / Hess Goes West / Rue Mazarine / Bir Of Montparnasse / Palys This Love With Me / The Way You Look Tonight / Occasion.

(Vogue) Parigi, 4-5 Luglio 1955.

Dave Amram (flic-tuba-p) George Barrow (st) Arthur Phipps (b) Al Harewood (dr).

Sunday morning will come / Lobo Nocho / I let a song go out of my heart / Darn that dream.

(De DL 8558). New York, 16-1-57.

Dave Amram (flic-tuba-p) George Barrow (st) Arthur Phipps (b) Al Harewood (dr).

City talk / Phipps Quipps / The best thing for you.

(De DL 8558). New York, 21-1-57.

Shenandoah / Somewhere along the way / I love you.

New York, 30-1-57.

The Manchurian Candidate.dave-amram-the-manchurian-candidate

David Amram con grande orchestra.

Overture / Some soul from Seoul / Theme from the Manchurian Candidate (jazz version) / Queen of diamonds / Cantina latina, Korea 1952 / Politicians on parade /Unrequited love / Slightly / Manchurian blues / Dare to dream / Long road to the White House / Return of a hero / Home again, 1952 / Theme from the Manchurian Candidate (main title).

(Premier) Colonna sonora, Hollywood, CA, 1962.

Subway Night.dave-amram-subway-night

Irving “Marky” Markowitz, Wilmer Wise, Joe Wilder, Thad Jones (tp) Bill Watrous (tb) Joe Henderson (st) Bobby Jones (st-cl) Souren Baronian (cl) Jimmy Buffington, Earl Chapin, Tony Miranda, Brooks Tillotson (fh) Sam Brown (g) Joe Beck, Dave Bromberg, Jack O’Hara (g-g/el) Herb Bushler (b) Al Harewood (dr) Kenny Kosek (viol) Andy Statman (mand) Collin Walcott (tablas) Moulay “Ali” Hafid (dumbeg) Candido (bongo-conga) Midhat Serbagi (viola) Chick Ganimian, George Mgrdichian (oud) Pepper Adams (sb) Don Butterfield (tuba) Henry Schuman, Jane Cochran (oboe) William Arrowsmith (eng/h) Marvin Feinsmith (bassoon) MacDougal Street Composers Composers (coro) Rahni Kugel, Ilana Morillo, Sharon Alexander, Bobby Neuwirth, Denny Brown, Roland Moussa, Tom Pacheco, Jack O’Hara (vc) The Randy Peyton Quartet: Randy Peyton, Hilda Harris, Eileen Gilbert, Carline Ray (vc) Dave Amram (dir-vc-p-fl-g-bazookie).

The fabulous fifties / Little momma / Credo / Subway night / The professor and the panhandler / Horn and hardart succotash blues / Neon casbah / East and west / Ballad for Red Allen / Message to the politicians of the world / Mean Dean.

(RCA LSP 4820). New York, 1973.

Havana – New York. dave-amram-havana-new-york

Arturo Sandoval (tp) Paquito D’Rivera (sa) Dave Amram (g-p-flic-woodw-fl-perc-xil) John Ore (b) Ray Mantilla, Los Papines (perc) Oscar Valdes (conga).

In Memorian Chano Pozo.

(Flying Fish FF 057). “Teatro Mella”, Havana, Cuba, 18-5-77.

Dave Amram (flutes) Los Papines (perc).

Broadway reunion.

(Flying Fish FF 057). “On the street in” New York, Giugno-Luglio 1977.

Dave Amram (g-p-flic-fl-perc-woodw-xil) Thad Jones (tp-flic) Jerry Dodgion (sa) Billy Mitchell (st) George Barrow, Pepper Adams (sb) Alfredo De La Fe (viol-perc) Eddie Gomez (b) Johnny Rodriguez, Ray Mantilla, Los Papines, Nicky Marrero (perc) Candido Camero (conga) Bonnie Kolac, Rahni Kugel, Ilana Morillo, Patti Smythe (vc).

Havana-New York / Para Los Papines.

(Flying Fish FF 057). New York, fine 1977.

Triple Concerto. dave-amram-triple-concerto

Jerry Dodgion (sa) Pepper Adams (sb) Dave Amram (p-fh-pakistani/fl-dir) Herb Bushler (b) Al Harewood (dr) The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Triple concerto for woodwind, brass, jazz quintet and Orchestra: Allegro con brio – Blues – Rondo a la Turca.

(Flying Fish GRO 751). Rochester, N.Y., c. 1977.

Howard Weiss (viol) The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra diretta da David Zinman, Dave Amram (comp).

Elegy for violin and orchestra.

(Flying Fish GRO 751). Rochester, N.Y., inizio 1978.

No More Walls. dave-amram-no-more-walls

Dave Amram (p-fh-g-fl-bazookie-kazoo-handbone) Jerry Dodgion (sa) Pepper Adams (sb) Sam Brown, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot (g) Herb Bushler, Lisle Atkinson (b-perc) Al Harewood (dr) Candido Camero, Arthur Edgehill, Moulay “Ali” Hafid, L.J. Calderon (perc) George Mgrdichian (oud) Midhat Serbagi (viola) Irena Nidlai, Lynn Sheffield, Moulay “Ali” Hafid (vc).

Sao Paulo / Waltz from “After the fall” / Going north / Wind from the indies / Pull my daisy / Brazilian memories / Tompkins Square Park consciousness expander / No more walls.

(Flying Fish GRO 752). New York, 1978.

At home – Around the world.dave-amram-at-home-around-the-world

Wilmer Wise (tp) Dave Amram (fh-fl-p-perc-shanai-ocarina-whistle) Jerry Dodgion (sa) George Barrow (st) Pepper Adams (sb) George Mgrdichian (oud) Mohammed El Akkad (kanoon) Moulay “Ali” Hafid (dumbek) Ramblin’ Jack Elliot (g-vc) Victor Venegas (b) Floyd Westerman (dr-vc) Steve Berrios (dr-perc) Nicky Marrero (perc-timb) Ray Mantilla (perc-conga) Candido Camero (conga) Johnny Rodriguez, Jr. (perc-bongo) Hakki Obadia (viol) Odetta, Angela Bofill, Libby McLarin, Ilana Morillo, Patricia Smyth (vc).

Travelling blues / Birds of Montparnasse / Splendor in the grass / Sioux rabbit song / Home on the range / Kwahare (Kenya) / Pescau (Panama) / Hommage a Guatemala / From the Khyber Pass (Pakistan-Afghanistan) / Aya zehn (Egypt).

(Flying Fish FF 094). New York, 1980.

Amarcord Nino Rota.

Sharon Freeman (fh) Jerry Dodgion (sa) Dave Amram (penny/whistle- ocarina-g-arr-shanai-claves) Victor Venegas (b) Steve Berrios, Ray Mantilla (perc).

Satyricon.

(Hannibal HNBL 9301). New York, 1980.

Latin-Jazz celebration. dave-amram-latin-jazz-celebration

Joe Wilder (tp) Jimmy Knepper (tb) Dave Amram (fhr-cnt-fl-ocarina-p-g-perc) Paquito D’Rivera (fl-sa-perc) Jerry Dodgion (ss-sa) David “Fathead” Newman, George Barrow (st) Pepper Adams (sb) Victor Venegas (b/el) Steve Berrios (dr-tabla-perc) Machito (perc-guiro) Mario Grillo, Candido Camero (conga-bongo) Myra Casales, Duduka Da Fonseca (perc).

Take the “A” train / En memoria de Chano Pozo / N.Y. charanga / Andes charanga / Andes breeze / Blue rain forest / Celebration.

(Musician E1-60237). New York, genn., 1982.

On the Waterfront on Broadway.dave-amram-on-the-waterfront-on-broadway

Jimmy Owens, Chris Geckker (tp) Slide Hampton (tb) Jerry Dodgion (sa) Dave Amram (p-penny whistle-fh-fl-perc) Gene Bertoncini, Victor Jurusz (g) Larry Parker (viol) Michael Rudiakov (cello) Victor Venegas (b) Akira Tana (dr) Candido (perc).

Prologue / Blues on the waterfront / Dare to dream / Mas mano / Neighborhood dreams / All my love / Prologue / Muy caliente / Rooftops of New York / Epilogue.

(Varese Sarbande VSD 5638 CD). New York, 1995.chiusura


AMSALLEM FRANK (P).

Orano, Algeria. 25/10/1961.

Riceve lezioni di pianoforte classico privatamente, quindi nel 1981 si reca negli Stati Uniti per studiare al Berklee College of Music, e poi studia composizione alla Manhattan School of Music. Entra nel BMI Jazz Composition Workshop sotto la direzione di Bob Brookmeyer nel 1984. Inizia la carriera con la Mel Lewis’s Orchestra. Si stabilisce a New York nel 1985 dove lavora nei club con i gruppi di Joshua Redman, Bobby Watson, Ernie Watts e Sonny Fortune. Va in tournée in Brasile con Gerry Mulligan e nel 1987 mette su un quartetto insieme al sassofonista Tim Ries, con il quale viene in tournée in Europa. Nel 1990 registra il primo album da leader con Gary Peacock e Bill Stewart. Lavora come compositore per orchestre da camera in Belgio e per l’Orchestra Nazionale del Jazz di Parigi. Nel 1996 suona in trio con Leon Parker e nel 1997 in quartetto con Riccardo del Fra e Daniel Humair.

Discografia:

Out A Day.franck-amsallem-out-a-day

Franck Amsallem (p) Gary Peacock (b) Bill Stewart (dr).

Out a day / For the record / How deep is the ocean ? / …and keep this place in mind for a better one is / Hard to find / Running after eternity / Dee / On your own / Affreusement votre (Horribly yours) / A time for love.

(OMD CD 1532).

New York, Luglio 1990.

Is That So ?.franck-amsallem-is-that-so

Tim Ries (st-ss-fl) Franck Amsallem (p) Leon Parker (dr-perc).

Is that so ? / Dee / New life / Running after eternity / New life (II) / Whose side are you on anyway / Now I remember you / New life (III) / Look inside / And keep this place in mind for a better one is hard to find / New life (IV) / Medley: Prelude – Le paradis / The music box / We’ll be together again / New life (V).

(Sunyside SSC 1071). New York, 18-19 Luglio 1990.

Regards.franck-amsallem-regards

Tim Ries (st-ss) Franck Amsallem (p) Scott Colley (b) Bill Stewart (dr).

Ode to Mr. Blue / On second thought / It happens / The shames / Regards / A2 / Chanson triste / Irregular regularity / Bodo.

(Free Lance FRL CD 020).

New York, Gennaio 1993.

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Years Gone By. franck-amsallem-years-gone-by

Tim Ries (st-ss) Franck Amsallem (p) Riccardo Del Fra (b) Daniel Humair (dr).

After / Nobody’s perfect / Why / Riamuh / Night mare / Years gone by / What’s next.

(A Records AL 73145 CD9).

Parigi, Marzo 1995

On Second Thought. franck-amsallem-on-second-thought

Tim Ries (sa-ss) Franck Amsallem (p) Johannes Weidenmuller (b) Marc Miralta (dr).

On second thought / Chanson triste / Thirty-two more bars indeed / After / And keep this place in mind for a better one is hard to find / Affreusement votre.

(Naive Y226105 CD).

Festival de Jazz de Montpellier, Montpellier, 21-7-98.chiusura


AMSTERDAM STRING TRIO.

Trio nato nel 1984 dalla collaborazione di tre musicisti che in quel periodo facevano parte della “Icp Orchestra” di Misha Mengelberg. Il trio si è sciolto nel 1990. Si è ricostituito nel 1990 su iniziativa di Huub van Riel. La caratteristica più importante del trio sta nell’alternanza vorticosa tra composizione e improvvisazione, per il resto la musica resta piuttosto cupa e carente di ritmo.

Discografia:

Amsterdam String Trio. Amsterdam String Trio. data records

Maurice Horsthuis (viola) Ernst Reijseger (cello) Ernst Glerum (b).

Amstelveens stryktrio / French music / Anthem / Zwemles / Keulse pot met voorspel / Sider / Sloop / Wegwezen / Bow / Mamma / Tridot.

(Data Records 861).

Olanda, Aprile 1986.

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Wild West / Live In Santa Barbara. Amsterdam String Trio. Wild West

Maurice Horsthuis (viola) Ernst Reijseger (cello) Ernst Glerum (b).

TRIPOT / …vnl.uit muziek & kartonnen dozen…/ La tour qui chante / Footie waltz / Sint & Piet / Trench muzak / Ghemoeielijk & makkelijk / Pontius / Arrivo.

(Nimbus 506 CD).

Santa Barbara, Ca., 2-12-88.

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Winter Theme.Amsterdam String Trio. Winter Theme.

Naurice Horsthuis (viola) Ernst Reijseger (cello) Ernst Glerum (b).

Winthertheme / Le Tombeau de Jean Nicot / Only Trees / The Mousing Minuets (Witte Bloemen, Mousign, Black Minuet) / Winthertheme / Andreas Fleishmann / Nor Night Nor Day No Rest / De Spul / Wedding Music / En Deuil / Blauwe Sliert / Winter / een Kennis Vind ik Niks / Die Viool Kmot Wel Terug / Een Shuiftompet Voor Jiulius / Wintertheme.

(Winter & Winter New Edition 910 010). Briosco, Novembre 1999.chiusura


AMUNDSEN ERIK (B).

Oslo, Norvegia. 1/2/1937.

Musicista che divide l’attività di musicista con quella di imprenditore, senza alcuna interferenza fra le due attività. Già a 14 anni suona da professionista ed in campo locale diventa il migliore musicista in circolazione, specie quando ha l’opportunità di suonare con Mikkel Falgstad e poi con Kjell Karlsen. Nel 1961 ha fatto parte della European All Stars. Anche avendo avuto offerte internazionali, resta alla sua attività in gruppi localichiusura


AMY CURTIS EDWARDS (ST).

Houston, Texas. 11/10/1929. – Los Angeles, 5/6/2002.

Polistrumentista texano che ha iniziato a studiare musica in tenera età (già a quattro anni soffiava in un clarinetto). Frequenta il Kentucky State College nella cui banda fa gavetta. Inizia a suonare a Louisville in un locale chiamato Top Hat. Dopo aver girato il Middle West, interrompe la carriera di strumentista per dedicarsi all’insegnamento in una scuola di Jackson nel Tennessee. Nel 1955 si trasferisce a Los Angeles, dove riprende a suonare in numerosi locali dirigendo anche un gruppo insieme al trombonista Roy Brewster. Suona con Ornette Coleman, frequenta le band di R&B. Arriva anche un contratto con la “Word Pacific” con la quale registra diversi album. Per un certo periodo collabora con Ray Charles, suona anche con Amos Milburn, poi con Dizzy Gillespie, Carmell Jones, Bobby Hutcherson, Marcus Belgrave, Jimmy Owens. Insieme a Dupree Bolton dirige un sestetto nel 1962, suona poi nella big band di Gerald Wilson, Paul Bryant, registra con Onzy Matthews, Frank Butler, Roy Ayres, accompagna i cantanti Lou Rawls, la moglie Merry Clayton, Carole King, il gruppo i “Doors”. Classico sassofonista texano dal suono grasso e sporco. Al soprano ricorda molto Coltrane. Anche compositore ed in questa veste ricorda la scrittura sensuale e selvaggia di Charles Mingus. I suoi punti di riferimento sono stati Gene Ammons ed anche Coltrane.

Discografia:

The Blues Message.The Blues Message

Roy Brewster (tb/v) Curtis Amy (st) Paul Bryant (org) Clarence Jones (b) Jimmy Miller (dr).

Goin’ down, catch me a woman / Searchin.

Los Angeles, 11-8-60.

The blues message / Come rain or come shine / This is the blues.

(Pacific Jazz PJ/ST9). Los Angeles, 17-8-60.

Groovin’ Blue. Groovin' Blue.

Carmell Jones (tp) Curtis Amy (st) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Frank Strazzeri (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Frank Butler (dr).

Groovin’ blue / Annsome (tk 1).

Los Angeles, 10-10-60.

Gone into it / Annsome / Bobblin’ / Beautiful you / Very Frank.

(Pacific Jazz PJ/ST19). Los Angeles, 10-1-61.

This Is The Blues.

Curtis Amy (st) Paul Bryant (org) Roy Brewster (tb) Clarence Jones (b) Jimmy Miller (dr).

This Is The Blues.

(Pacific Jazz PJ-13). New York, 1962.

Meeting Here.Meeting Here.

Rot Brewster (tb) Curtis Amy (st) Paul Bryant (org) Clarence Jones (b) Jimmy Miller (dr).

Meetin’Here/ Early In The Morning/ If I Were A bell/ One More Hamhock Please/ Angel Eyes/ Just Friends.

(Fontana Z 688.114).

Los Angeles, 1961.

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Way Down. Way Down.

Marcus Belgrave (tp) Roy Brewster (tb/v) Curtis Amy (st) Roy Ayers (vib) John Houston (p) George Morrow (b) Tony Bazley (dr).

24 hours blues / A soulful bee, a soleful rose / Lisa.

Los Angeles, 29-1-62.

Roy Brewster (tb/v) Curtis Amy (st) Roy Ayers (vib) Victor Feldman (p) George Morrow (b) Tony Bazley (dr).

Way down / Bells and horns / Liberia / All my life.

(Pacific Jazz PJ/ST46). Los Angeles, 5-2-62.

Tippin’ On Through. Tippin' On Through.

Roy Brewster (tb/v) Curtis Amy (st) Roy Ayers (vib) John Houston (p) Bob Whitlock (b) Larance Marable (dr).

For Ayers only / Tippin’ on through / Funk in the evening / In your own sweet way / Summertime / Set call.

(Pacific Jazz PJ/ST62).

Live “Lighthouse”, Hermosa Beach, CA, 29-7-62.

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Katanga.Katanga.

Dupree Bolton (tp) Curtis Amy (st-ss) Jack Wilson (p) Ray Crawford (g) Victor Gaskin (b) Doug Sides (dr).

Native land / Katanga / Lonely woman / Amyable / You don’t know what love is / A shade of brown.

(Pacific Jazz PJ/ST70, 379).

Los Angeles, 3-2-63.

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The Sounds Of Broadway / The Sounds Of Hollywood. The Sounds Of Broadway

Warren Gale (tp) Lester Robinson (tb) Curtis Army (ss-st) Horace Tapscott (p) Eddie Mathias o Herbie Lewis (b) Mel Lee (dr) sezione di archi con Harold Schneider (cello) sezione di ottoni, Onzy Matthews (arr-dir).

Goldfinger / Get me to the church on time / Dear heart / A spoonful of sugar / Love line / Fiddler on the roof / Now I have everything / Of human bondage / Sunrise, sunset / Guess who I saw today.

(Palomar G24003). Hollywood, 1965.

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Jungle Adventure.Jungle Adventure.

Curtis Amy (st) Ron Randi (p) altri non identificati, The Exotic Strings (archi).

Tropical safari / Ceremonial rain dance / Sleepy lagoon / Similau / Passion flower / Baby elephant walk / Tarzan / Sunrise, sunset / Sacred idol / In the still of the night.

(Coliseum D41002).

Los Angeles, 1966.

Mustang.Mustang.

Jimmy Owens (tp) Curtis Amy (st-ss) Leroy Cooper (sb) Carl Linch (g) Kenny Barron (p) Edgar Willis (b) Bruno Carr (dr).

Mustang / Shaker Heights / Enojo / Mustang (2) / Please Send Me Someone To Love / Old Devil Moon .

(Verve 8684).

Los Angeles, 1966.

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Peace For Love. Peace For Love.

Steve Huffsteter (tp-flic) Bob McChesney (tb) Curtis Amy (st-ss-backing/vc) Frank Strazzeri (p) Donn Wyatt (p-key) John B. Williams (b) Leon “Ndugu” Chancier (dr) Merry Clayton, Jessie Williams (backing/vc).

Peace for love / Slam / Slow flow / Illusions / Night on the Bayou / Everything’s cool.

(Fresh Sound FSR5004). Hollywood, 21-22 Giugno 1994.chiusura


ANACHRONIC JAZZ BAND.

Gruppo francese nato nel 1976, diretto da Philippe Baudoin (pianista) e Marc Richard (polistrumentista). Il loro intanto era di orchestrare pezzi di jazz moderno nella maniera di quello classico, tradizionale. Esperimento riuscito perfettamente e che ha dato al gruppo un certo successo. Per motivi economici il gruppo si è sciolto nel 1980.chiusura


ANAKA BARBIE, BARBARA JAME (VC).

Seattle, Washington. 30/11/1969.

A cinque anni ha iniziato a suonare il pianoforte da autodidatta e a otto anni ha iniziato prendere lezioni di pianoforte classico. Mentre frequenta le scuole superiori dimostra ottime doti di ballerina, cantante, esibendosi in musical e rappresentazioni teatrali e fa parte dei cori scolastici. Ha lavorato come comparsa nel cinema e ha registrato un disco all’età di 16 anni. Ha frequentato la Barbie Cornish College of the Arts di Seattle. Si è laureata in canto jazz nel 1992 e ha studiato privatamente con la vocalist Jay Clayton, con Louis Marley e pianoforte jazz con Billy Wallace e con Randy Halberstaud. Ha collaborato con Buddy Catlett, Billy Wallace, Hadley Calimann ed ha avuto un suo gruppo con il quale è stata attiva in tutto ìl nord-ovest.chiusura

ANDERS GABRIELA (VC).

Buenos Aires, Argentina. 17/3/1972.

Cantante influenzata dal pop brasiliano e dalla musica del paese natio, l’Argentina. Figlia di un sassofonista, ha studiato chitarra classica, mentre da bambina ha ricevuto lezioni di pianoforte al Conservatorio di Buenos Aires. Ha trascorso molto tempo negli Stati Uniti e si è avvicinata al jazz ed al rhythm-and-blues. Ha ascoltato con attenzione John Coltrane e Stan Getz, ha studiato con John Sebensky ed ha iniziato a cantare nel gruppo di Grover Washington Jr e poi con l’orchestra di Tito Puente, mentre frequentava ancora l’Università. Nel 1996 in Giappone ha registrato il primo album come leader. Nel 1997 è tornata a New York e l’anno dopo ha firmato uncontratto con la Warner.

Discografia:

Wanting.gabriela-anders-wanting

Gabriela Anders (vc-backing/vc) Wemer”Vana”Gierig (key) Amadeo Pace (g) Alex Alevar/b) Simone Pace (dr-perc).

Fire Of Love / The Girl From Ipanema / Wanting / Forever / You Know What It’s Like / Seven Days / Just Amn Hour / Fantasia 8 / I’ll Be Loving You / Love Is So Unkin / Feels So Good / Brasileira.

(Warner Bros. 9-46907). Sherman Oaks & Burbank, CA, 1998.chiusura


ANDERS JORGE (ST-CL).

Lanus, Argentina. 18/4/1939.

Musicista argentino, nel 1961 esordisce in un gruppo di jazz tradizionale e nel 1963 collabora con Bud Shank. Musicista moderno, possiede uno stile spontaneo e molto soggettivo, è anche un buon compositore.

Discografia:

Jazz En “Embassy”. jorge-anders-jazz-en-embassy

Jorge Anders (st-sa) Gustavo Kerestezachi (p) Jorge Gonzalez (b) Nestor Astarita (dr).

‘Deed I do / Over the rainbow / Softly, as in a morning sunrise / It might as well be spring / Just in time / Blues.

(Dial DRM15003).

“Embassy Theatre”, Buenos Aires, 10-12-65.

Jorge Anders Y Su Orquestra. jorge-anders-y-su-orquestra

Jose Granata, Adolfo Rossini, Roberto “Fats” Fernandez, Gustavo Bergalli (tp) Luis Maria “Bicho” Casalla, Christian Kellens, Jorge Ramirez (tb) Luis Ferreyra (sa) Jorge Anders (cl-st) Enrique Varela, Nimar Tenreyro (st) Mariano “Pichon” Grisiglione (sb) Santiago Giacobbe (p-org) Jorge Gonzalez (b) Eduardo Casalla (dr).

Reunion en Paris / The man I love (El hombre que temo) / El ultimo show / My romance / Summertime / Esas costas tontas (These foolish things) / Gran eco del sur / Cara o cruz / Wes

(Redondel SL10503). Buenos Aires, Luglio 1971.

Como Tiene Que Ser.jorge-anders-como-tiene-que-ser

Jorge Anders (st) Jorge Navarro (p) Jorge Gonzalez (b) Nestor Astarita (dr).

Rio sesenta yuno / Despues de un largo viaje / Tu no sabes lo que es el amor / Blues del marsol / Me rindo, querida (I surrender dear) / Lunes a la noche, blues.

(Redondel SL10517).

Live “Teatro del Globo”, Buenos Aires, 29-11-76.

New York All Stars Big Band And Quartet. jorge-anders-new-york-all-stars-big-band-and-quartet

Jorge Anders (st) Hilton Ruiz (p) Eddie Gomez (b) Joe Chambers (dr).

Los Blues / Softly, as in a morning sunrise (Suave como el amanecer).

Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Alan Rubin, Dick Sudhalter (tp) Bob Alexander, George Masso, Jimmy Knepper (tb) Gerry Niewood (sa) Jorge Anders (st-arr-dir) Frank Wess, Phil Bodner (st) Pepper Adams (sb) John Bunch (p) George Duvivier (b) Mel Lewis (dr).

Como al comienzo / El Duke / Boogie blues / Despues de un largo viaje / Poor butterfly (Pobre mariposa).

(RCA TLP-60153). New York, 1984.

The Buenos Aires-New York Swing Connection.jorge-anders-the-buenos-aires-new-york-swing-connection

Jorge Anders (st-arr) Glenn Zottola (tp-flic-sa) Dan Barrett (tb) Derek Smith (p) Howard Alden (g) Linc Milliman (b) Butch Miles (dr).

Blue skies / Lover come back to me / Blue and sentimental / Alright, okay, you win / You brought a new kind of love to me / Cherokee / On the Alamo / I remember Duke.

(Famous Door HL-152). New York, 6-7 Gennaio 1986.chiusura

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