Sunday, June 29, 2008

Willis "Gator" Jackson - Bar Wars (1977)



Floridian tenor sax player Willis "The Gator" Jackson (1932 - 1987) seen below on a rare 1955 clip, was a force to be reckoned with. With an instantly recognizable (and huge) voice, echoes of past master Illinois Jacquet can be heard throughout his playing. He recorded a string of landmark albums for the Muse label back in the 70s with this one maybe being the best of the lot, guaranteed to scrape the plaster off your walls. With Charles Earland on organ, Pat Martino on guitar and Idris Muhammad on drums in luscious APE, enjoy.


8 comments:

Andy said...

This looks bloody excellent.Thanks.

delta_mike said...

it doesn't only look the business, it IS the business, listen and see for yourself, cheers :)

athanasia said...

To βιντεάκι (πάντα) μου άρεσε, ωραίο σαξόφωνο... :)

Alex said...

Super work. Many thanks and I wish season greetings plus health and courage to go on.

d3lta said...

@alex,

thanks m8, same to you :-)

Neroon001 said...

this is an excellant album used to own this one til it was liberated from my collection.Sadly links 2 & 4 do not seem to work any longer,maybe the same person who got my album also got half the links ? thanks for sharing this one anyway

chazz said...

Mike
I don't understand.PW opened first download and it had one file with 300,146 KB (the whole album I guess). But others said wrong PW and opened up with cues and scans but 0KB files.What's up?
Cheers
Chazz

d3lta said...

@Chazz, there's no 300,146 KB file, there are 3 x 100,431 KB files and a 7807 KB file (all in place, just checked), my guess is you're doing something wrong with the extraction, try unraring with 7z or re-download and repeat procedure.