American jazz saxophonist and trumpet player who has collaborated on more than fifty recordings with artists like Manic Street Preachers.
He was invited to play with King Kolax's band at the age of eighteen and went on to pioneer the Chicago style of tenor saxophone playing.
He served time in prison for narcotics possession.
He was the son of Albert Ammons, a boogie-woogie musician.
He has played alongside Charlie Parker.