• CAT # OJCCD-701-25

    1. Ol' Man River 4:01
    2. Easy To Love 1:47
    3. Seed Shack 5:38
    4. Let It Be You 3:49
    5. Exactly Like You 7:09
    6. Miss Lucy 3:42
    7. Namely You 6:48
    8. Tangerine 4:23

Gene Ammons spent most of the Fifties engaging in tenor battles or leading all-star groups through studio jam sessions; but he was never more eloquent than on those occasions when his soulful tenor sax was the lone horn riding a sympathetic rhythm section. Jug was part of a two-album project that had produced the ballad album Nice an' Cool (Moodsville 18) on the previous day, and can be heard as a follow-up to Ammons's highly successful Boss Tenor (OJC-297), down to the inclusion of Ray Barretto's conga drums. It features the saxophonist in the same powerhouse mix of blues, ballads, and relaxed swingers.

Ol' Man River, Easy to Love, Seed Shack, Let It Be You, Exactly Like You, Miss Lucy, Namely You, Tangerine

with Richard Wyands, Doug Watkins, Ray Barretto, Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson, J.C. Heard

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