CURTIS AMY

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Curtis Amy (October 11, 1929 – June 5, 2002) was a jazz saxophonist.

Amy was born in Houston, Texas. He learned how to play clarinet before joining the Army, and during his time in service, picked up the tenor saxophone. After his discharge, he attended and graduated from Kentucky State College. He worked as an educator in Tennessee while playing in midwestern jazz clubs. In the mid-1950s he relocated to Los Angeles and signed with Pacific Jazz Records, often playing with organist Paul Bryant. In the mid-60s he spent three years as musical director of Ray Charles' orchestra, together with his wife, Merry Clayton and Steve Huffsteter.

As well as leading his own bands and recording albums under his own name, Amy also did session work and played the solos on several recordings, including The Doors song "Touch Me", Carole King's Tapestry, and Lou Rawls' first albums, Black and Blue and
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CURTIS AMY Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant ‎: The Blues Message album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant ‎: The Blues Message
Soul Jazz 1960
CURTIS AMY Curtis Amy, Paul Bryant ‎: Meetin' Here album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Curtis Amy, Paul Bryant ‎: Meetin' Here
Soul Jazz 1961
CURTIS AMY Curtis Amy & Frank Butler : Groovin' Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Curtis Amy & Frank Butler : Groovin' Blue
Hard Bop 1961
CURTIS AMY Tippin' On Through album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tippin' On Through
Hard Bop 1962
CURTIS AMY Curtis Amy Featuring Victor Feldman : Way Down album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Curtis Amy Featuring Victor Feldman : Way Down
Hard Bop 1962
CURTIS AMY Curtis Amy & Dupree Bolton ‎: Katanga! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Curtis Amy & Dupree Bolton ‎: Katanga!
Hard Bop 1963
CURTIS AMY The Sounds Of Broadway / The Sounds Of Hollywood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sounds Of Broadway / The Sounds Of Hollywood
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1965
CURTIS AMY Mustang album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mustang
Soul Jazz 1966
CURTIS AMY Curtis Amy Sextet ‎: Peace For Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Curtis Amy Sextet ‎: Peace For Love
Hard Bop 1994

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CURTIS AMY Mosaic Select album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mosaic Select
Hard Bop 2003
CURTIS AMY Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant ‎– Meetin' Here (featuring Bumble Bee Slim & Richard 0.00 | 0 ratings
Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant ‎– Meetin' Here (featuring Bumble Bee Slim & Richard "Groove" Holmes)
Soul Jazz 2013

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