Bar Wars

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Bar Wars is an album by saxophonist Willis Jackson which was recorded in 1977 and first released on the Muse label.[1][2]

Bar Wars
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Studio album by
Released1978
RecordedDecember 21, 1977
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
GenreJazz
Length45:17
LabelMuse
MR 5162
ProducerJoe Fields
Willis Jackson chronology
The Gator Horn
(1977)
Bar Wars
(1978)
Single Action
(1978)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [4]

In his review for AllMusic, Scott Yanow states "This is a particularly exciting release... The chord changes might be fairly basic but Willis Jackson plays with such enthusiasm and exuberance that it almost sounds as if he had discovered the joy of playing music".[3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Willis Jackson except where noted.

  1. "Later" (Sil Austin, Tiny Bradshaw, Henry Glover) – 5:51
  2. "Blue and Sentimental" (Count Basie, Mack David, Jerry Livingston) – 2:59
  3. "Bar Wars" – 6:57
  4. "The Breeze and I" (Tutti Camarata, Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman) – 5:00
  5. "The Goose Is Loose" – 5:02
  6. "It's All Right With Me" (Cole Porter) – 7:15
  7. "The Breeze and I" (Camarata, Lecuona, Stillman) – 5:10
  8. "It's All Right With Me" (Porter) – 7:03

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Muse Records discography accessed September 19, 2013
  2. ^ Willis Jackson discography, accessed September 19, 2013
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Willis Jackson – Bar Wars: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. pp. 110. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.