NPR.org, February 20, 2008 - When Albert Ayler informed a critic that his music was more about feelings than about notes, he could also have been describing the immense yet undersung legacy of fellow tenor saxophonist Gene "Jug" Ammons.
A Chicago native, Ammons had an ability to infuse originals and standards with preachy yet elegant clouds of sound. His contributions to what became known as "soul jazz" were ignored by critics. But his abilities earned him the respect of jazz and R&B lovers, as well as innovative bandleaders such as Billy Eckstine and Woody Herman, who both had the vision to hire Ammons in the late 1940s.
The Jazz Mix Changes from Blue to Green.
|PLAY DATE||: Sun, 04/06/2008||Â||Â||Â||Â|
|9:00 PM||Horace Silver||Â||The Natives Are Restless Tonight||Blue Note||99002|
|9:07 PM||Stan Getz||Â||S-H-I-N-E||verve||543601|
|9:16 PM||Sarah Vaughan||Â||He's My Guy||verve||543305|
|9:20 PM||Chet Baker||Â||I'm Glad There's You||Pacific Ja||28262|
|9:23 PM||Heath Brothers||Â||Nostalgia||Concord||4777|
|9:32 PM||Nina Simone||Â||Little Girl Blue||Metro||10|
|9:37 PM||Count Basie||Â||Blues Backstage||verve||589637|
|9:41 PM||Miles Davis||Â||Blue in Green||CBS/Sony||64935|
|9:47 PM||Bill Evans||Â||On Green Dolphin Street||Milestone||9235|
|9:56 PM||Billie Holiday||Â||I Cried For You||verve||849434|