Jackson, Willis with Jack McDuff

Prestige, 2003CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 10.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Kool
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: All cool bop fans welcome this reunion. The warm, wispy tones of Jackson’s tenor sax in front of the ringing Hammond B3 create a romantic, almost eerie landscape. You can hear it full bloom on the medley of “September Song”, “Easy Living” and “Deep Purple”. Guitarist Bill Jennings also makes his presence known. The band plays quietly mesmerizing you with subtleties and accents. It’s nice. But the can also burn, as we see on “Gil’s Pills” and “Tu’gether”. Enjoy it.