Sunday, 6 September 2009

Willis Jackson ”Headed & Gutted”

Willis Jackson

Headed & Gutted
( LP Muse Records, 1974 )
Catalog # MR5048

A1 Headed and Gutted 5:19
A2 Blue Velvet 8:18
A3 Miss Ann 6:27
B1 The Way We Were 6:51
B2 Gator Whale 6:06
B3 My One and Only Love 5:45

Personnel & Credits:
Willis Jackson, Tenor sax;
Pat Martino, guitar;
Mickey Tucker, piano electric piano, organ;
Bob Cranshaw, Fender bass;
Freddie Waits, drums;
Richard Landrum, congas;
Sonny Morgan, miscelaneous percussion.
Produced by Don Schlitten.
Recorded May 16, 1974.

Willis “Gator” Jackson’s series of albums for Muse during the 1970s helped keep alive the soulful, tough tenor tradition of Illinois Jacquet, Gene Ammons, and (later on) Houston Person. For this particular set, the participation of guitarist Pat Martino made the date more notable than it might have been. With Mickey Tucker on keyboards, electric bassist Bob Cranshaw, drummer Freddie Waits, and Richard Landrum and Sonny Morgan on percussion, Jackson still sounds very much in his prime, particularly on the exciting “Gator Whale.” The other selections tend to emphasize ballads (”My One and Only Love” is fairly memorable) and funky jazz, although The Way We Were” did not really need to be recorded again.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

Courtesy of Lupo

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