Sunday Jazz: Curtis Amy on ‘Frankly Jazz’

Man, I could watch these Frankly Jazz clips on YouTube all day. Here’s another excellent one — it’s tenor saxophonist Curtis Amy and his sextet performing the perennial classic “Summertime.” I can’t be sure who the other members of the group are, but the album that “Summertime” appears on is Tippin’ On Through (Pacific Jazz ST-62).

Many of you may not have heard of Curtis Amy, but you’ve probably heard him play at least once. He performed the sax solo on the Doors’ 1968 Top 10 hit, “Touch Me.” Here’s a clip of the Doors (and Amy) performing the song on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in December of that year.

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