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Willis Jackson

An exciting tenor saxophonist whose honking and squeals (although influenced by Illinois Jacquet) were quite distinctive, Willis Jackson was also a strong improviser who sounded perfectly at home with organ groups. He played locally in Florida early on, until joining Cootie Williams (on and off during 1948-1955). His two-sided honking feature "Gator Tail" with "Cootie" (which earned Williams a lifelong nickname) was a hit in 1948, and he started recording as a leader in 1950. Jackson had a romantic and creative partnership with singer Ruth Brown for eight years, and often appeared on her recordings during this era. His extensive series of Prestige recordings (1959-1964) made him a big attraction on the organ circuit. Although generally overlooked by critics, Willis Jackson continued working steadily in the 1970s and '80s. In 1977, he recorded one of the finest albums of his career for Muse, Bar Wars. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
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Track List: Please Mr. Jackson

1. Cool Grits

2. Come Back To Sorrento

3. Dink's Mood

4. Please Mr. Jackson

5. 633 Knock

6. Memories Of You

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vbmorra
I could listen to Willis Jackson all day long. What a romantic sound! Thank you for playing his music!
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vbmorra
I own In My Solitude am outstanding album I found at a yard sale in prime condition and have worn thin!! Jackson has such a romantic sound!!
Thank you for having his music on Pandora.
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Mr. Jackson is another beautiful sax jazzman
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ferg2513
A bad dude on the sax..saw him many times at the West End Cafe, NYC
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Who is the organ player?!?!?! Amazing! Very Jimmy McGriff-like .
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scott is so right. Bar Wars is an excellent cd. it should be picked up and heard if anyone doesn't have it. Willis is a bad man.
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vbmorra
I have an LP tittled "In My Solitude" and it is wonderful Jackson at his best!

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