Update Curtis Amy Follow

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: October 11, 1929 | Died: June 5, 2002

Coming out of the Texas Tenor tradition of honkers, Curtis Amy was of the same generation as Booker Ervin, David Fathead Newman, James Clay and Wilton Felder, but his time in the jazz spotlight was brief. Amy had a beautiful sound and a style that was both brawny and lyrical. The major influences on Amy's style were the tenor saxophonists Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt. Although he had a long and successful career in his transplanted home of Los Angeles, much of it was spent doing high profile studio work and working with his wife, the extraordinary vocalist Merry Clayton.

Born in 1929, Amy had taken up the clarinet when he was a child, and in 1946 enrolled at Wiley College, in Texas, to continue his studies. He dropped out, and then worked as a postman before joining the US Army in 1947....
read more

CD/LP/Track Review

Extended Analysis

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about Curtis Amy


Featured recording “Mosaic Select: Curtis Amy”

Mosaic Select: Curtis Amy

Mosaic Records
  • BUY

    Mosaic Select 7

    Mosaic Records
  • BUY

    Mosaic Select 7: Curtis Amy

  • BUY

    Mosaic Select

  • BUY


  • BUY


  • BUY

    Way Down

  • BUY

    Groovin' Blue

View Discography Page

This information is provided by the musician profile administrator or discogs.com.

Watch More Videos

Rank: 4,045
Views: 6,147
Sponsor: Nonesuch Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Reset password.

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.
Events On Demand!

Email Local Jazz Events

or search site with Google

Help improve the Curtis Amy profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Curtis Amy musician profile.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.