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Willis "Gator" Jackson originally made a strong impression as a honking R&B player, first with the Cootie Williams Orchestra, then with his own popular bands. In 1959, starting with this Prestige set (which has been reissued on CD), Jackson made his mark on soul-jazz. Teamed with the up-and-coming organist Jack McDuff, guitarist Bill Jennings, bassist Tommy Potter and drummer Alvin Johnson, Gator is heard modifying his style a little (gone are most of the screams) in favor of swinging. He performs four group originals, "Come Back to Sorrento," and "Memories of You" with soulful feeling.
Performance CreditsWillis Jackson Quintet Primary Artist,Track Performer
Bill Jennings Guitar
Tommy Potter Bass
Willis "Gator" Jackson Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Albert Johnson Drums
Jack McDuff Organ
Alvin Johnson Drums
Technical CreditsRudy Van Gelder Engineer
Jack Walker Liner Notes
Ernesto de Curtis Composer