Gene Ammons: Ultimate Redemption
On the occasion of the 2012 induction of Gene Ammons into the Down Beat Hall of Famem Ed Enright wrote a beautiful biography and appreciation of this soulful, big toned tenor master, whose father was a great boogie woogie pianist and whose brother was a Catholic bishop!!
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Billy Eckstine – An American Original
The idea of baritone balladeer with matinee-idol look leading a powerful big band loaded with practitioners of the new music bebop sounds like a writer’s daydream. But it did happen and this version of “Rhythm In A Riff” with a great Gene Ammons solo typifies how Billy Eckstine pulled it off.View Video