Also known as “The Boss”, Gene Ammons was a jazz tenor saxophonist and the son of boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons.
Gene Ammons began to gain recognition when he went on the road with trumpeter King Kolax’s band in 1943 at the age of 18.
While adept in the aspects of bebop, in particular its love of harmonic substitutions, Ammons more than Lester Young, Ben Webster or Charlie Parker, stayed in touch with the commercial blues and R&B of his day.
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