Brandon Allen – The Gene Ammons Project (2017) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

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Brandon Allen – The Gene Ammons Project (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 53:36 minutes | 586 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RT Jazz Records

Gene Ammons was one of the founders of the Chicago style of tenor saxophone playing but was often in the shadow of his tenor-playing contemporaries, Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, and Sonny Stitt. Despite this he forged a lasting partnership with Stitt, recording some classic tenor battles in the 1950s.

While adept at the technical aspects of bebop, in particular its love of harmonic substitutions, Ammons more than Young, Webster or Parker, stayed in touch with the commercial blues and R&B of his day.

In 1950 the saxophonist’s recording of “My foolish heart” made Billboard magazine’s black pop charts.

The soul jazz movement of the mid-1960s, often using the combination of tenor saxophone and Hammond B3 electric organ, counts him as a founder.

His later career was interrupted by two prison sentences for narcotics possession, the first from 1958 to 1960, the second from 1962 to 1969.

He recorded as a leader for Mercury (1947–1949), Aristocrat (1948–1950), Chess (1950–1951), Prestige (1950–1952), Decca (1952), and United (1952–1953).

For the rest of his career, he was affiliated with Prestige.

After his release from prison in 1969, having served a seven-year sentence at Joliet penitentiary, he signed the largest contract ever offered at that time by Prestige’s Bob Weinstock.

This project focuses on music spanning Gene Ammons’ entire career, from 1943 to 1974.
Compositions written by him or tunes by others that he recorded.


01. Brandon Allen – Please baby, won’t you please say yes? (04:00)
02. Brandon Allen – The breeze and I (05:36)
03. Brandon Allen – Ger-ru (05:05)
04. Brandon Allen – You’re not the kind (03:29)
05. Brandon Allen – I sold my heart to the junkman (07:15)
06. Brandon Allen – Piece to keep away evil spirits (05:45)
07. Brandon Allen – Ben (06:57)
08. Brandon Allen – The black cat (03:51)
09. Brandon Allen – Lucille (06:19)
10. Brandon Allen – Son of a preacher man (05:16)



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