In the Alley

In the Alley is an album by saxophonist Willis Jackson which was recorded in 1976 and first released on the Muse label.[1][2]

In the Alley
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Studio album by
Released1977
Recorded1976
StudioDimensional Sounds Studio, New York City
GenreJazz
LabelMuse
MR 5100
ProducerFred Seibert
Willis Jackson chronology
Plays with Feeling
(1976)
In the Alley
(1977)
The Gator Horn
(1977)

ReceptionEdit

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

In his review on Allmusic, Scott Yanow calls the album a "typical but often exciting outing" and states "The music includes blues, romps, a ballad, and funky vamps".[3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Willis Jackson except where noted.

  1. "Niamani" (Sonny Phillips) – 7:25
  2. "Gator's Groove" (Yusef Ali) – 7:07
  3. "Blues Blues Blues" – 5:09
  4. "Young Man With a Horn" (Ray Anthony) – 5:58
  5. "More" (Nino Oliviero, Riz Ortolani, Marcello Ciorciolini, Norman Newell) – 7:45
  6. "In the Alley" – 9:14

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Muse Records discography accessed September 18, 2013
  2. ^ Willis Jackson discography, accessed September 18, 2013
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Willis Jackson – In the Alley: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 111. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.