Sunday, June 3, 2018

Brandon Allen - The Gene Ammons Project (UBUNTU MUSIC 2018)

"I've been a huge fan of Gene Ammons since I first discovered jazz 25 years ago. Something about his sound and phrasing, it's always moved me.

When I listen to the first Gene Ammons album that I bought 25 years ago it still sounds just as great to me!

The Gene Ammons project developed organically after a series of gigs, each focusing on the work of an individual legendary saxophonist.

In preparation for these concerts I'd listen constantly, transcribe their solos, learn a bunch of tunes the way that they played them and then put a set together. I'd then perform that set of music on the nights that I hosted the Late Late Show at Ronnie Scotts...

more info...