Headed and Gutted

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Headed and Gutted
Live album by Willis Jackson
Released 1974
Recorded May 16, 1974
Genre Jazz
Label Muse
MR 5048
Willis Jackson chronology
West Africa
Headed and Gutted
The Way We Were

Headed and Gutted is a live album by saxophonist Willis Jackson which was recorded in 1974 and first released on the Muse label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

In his review on Allmusic, Scott Yanow states that "Willis "Gator" Jackson's series of albums for Muse during the 1970s helped keep alive the soulful, tough tenor tradition of Illinois Jacquet, Gene Ammons, and (later on) Houston Person. For this particular set, the participation of guitarist Pat Martino made the date more notable than it might have been."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Willis Jackson except as indicated

  1. "Headed and Gutted" - 5:19
  2. "Blue Velvet" (Bernie Wayne, Lee Morris) - 8:18
  3. "Miss Ann" - 6:27
  4. "The Way We Were" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch) - 6:51
  5. "Gator Whale" - 6:06
  6. "My One and Only Love" (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) - 5:45



  1. ^ Muse Records discography accessed September 17, 2013
  2. ^ Willis Jackson discography, accessed September 17, 2013
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Willis Jackson – Headed and Gutted: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 17, 2013.