Swingin' the Jug
Gene Ammons (ts), Bob Pierce (org), George Freeman (g), Bob Guthrie (d), Harold Mabern (p), Ron Carter (b), Idris Muhammad (d), Harold Land Jr. (p), Johnny Williams (b), Paul Humphrey (d)
This release contains Gene Ammons' much in demand album Swingin' the Jug, which has never been previously issued on CD. As a bonus, this edition also includes in its entirety the Prestige LP The Black Cat (also from 1970) - plus Ammons' rare and outstanding live quartet performance of the classic ballad "Here's that Rainy Day" at the 1973 Watts Jazz Festival.
01. SWINGIN' THE JUG (4:20)
02. 'ROUND MIDNIGHT (5:47)
03. THE LOOK OF LOVE (5:25)
04. LOVER MAN (5:44)
05. JUST THE BLUES (4:38)
06. CONFESSIN' THE BLUES (6:38)
07. THE BLACK CAT (5:36)
08. LONG LONG TIME (4:31)
09. PIECE TO KEEP AWAY EVIL SPIRITS (7:49)
10. JUG EYES (8:10)
11. SOMETHING (3:20)
12. HI RUTH! (5:07)
13. HERE'S THAT RAINY DAY (8:56) (*) Live Bonus Track
All tracks, except #13, were recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Tracks #1-6 from the album: 'Swingin' the Jug'
(Roots LP 1002) Recorded on July 23, 1970
Tracks #7-12 from the album: 'The Black Cat'
(Prestige PR10006) Recorded on November 11, 1970
Track #13 live from the Watts Jazz Festival,
Watts, California, September 23, 1973