Jack McDuff and Gene Ammons – Brother Jack Meets The Boss (Full Album)

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Brother Jack Meets the Boss is an album by organist Jack McDuff and saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1962 and released on the Prestige label.

“It is not too surprising that this is a very successful soul-jazz/hard bop outing, for it teams organist Brother Jack McDuff with the great tenor Gene Ammons. The quintet (which also includes the notable Harold Vick on second tenor, guitarist Eddie Diehl, and drummer Joe Dukes) performs three basic McDuff tunes, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson’s “Mr. Clean,” Horace Silver’s “Strollin’,” and the still-viable swing standard “Christopher Columbus.” Ammons, whose every note was always full of passion, fits in perfectly with McDuff’s group; this accessible set has been reissued on CD.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Watch Out” (Jack McDuff) – 5:08
“Strollin'” (Horace Silver) – 6:14
“Mellow Gravy” (Jack McDuff) – 5:00
“Christopher Columbus” (Chu Berry, Andy Razaf) – 6:22
“Buzzin’ Round” (Michael Edwards, Jack McDuff) – 6:12
“Mr. Clean” (Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson) – 7:57

Gene Ammons – tenor saxophone
Jack McDuff – organ
Harold Vick – tenor saxophone
Eddie Diehl – guitar
Joe Dukes – drums


Released: 1962
Recorded: January 23, 1962
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Length: 36:53
Label: Prestige
PR 7228
Producer Esmond Edwards