Big Bad Jug is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1972 and released on the Prestige label.[2]

Big Bad Jug
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Studio album by
Released1973
RecordedOctober 28 & 30 and November 1, 1972
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
GenreJazz
LabelPrestige
PR 10070
ProducerOzzie Cadena
Gene Ammons chronology
Got My Own
(1972)
Big Bad Jug
(1973)
God Bless Jug and Sonny
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]

ReceptionEdit

Allmusic awarded the album 2 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "The repertoire, which includes a couple of funky originals... is not too inspiring... but Ammons makes the best of it".[1]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Gene Ammons except where noted.

  1. "Lady Mama" – 6:52
  2. "I Can't Help Myself" (Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland) – 4:13
  3. "Lucille" (Little Richard, Harold Vick) – 4:55
  4. "Fly Me" – 3:10
  5. "Big Bad Jug" – 7:46
  6. "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong) – 4:31
  7. "Fuzz" (Dave Grusin) – 4:27
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on October 28, 1972 (tracks 4 & 7), November 30, 1972 (tracks 3 & 4) and November 1, 1972 (tracks 2 & 7)

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 18, 2012
  2. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 18, 2012