Brother Jack Meets the Boss

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Brother Jack Meets the Boss
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Studio album by Jack McDuff and Gene Ammons
Released 1962
Recorded January 23, 1962
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 36:53
Label Prestige
PR 7228
Producer Esmond Edwards
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Brother Jack Meets the Boss is an album by organist Jack McDuff and saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1962 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat 3/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated "this is a very successful soul-jazz/hard bop outing... Ammons, whose every note was always full of passion, fits in perfectly with McDuff's group".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jack McDuff except where noted.

  1. "Watch Out" – 5:08
  2. "Strollin'" (Horace Silver) – 6:14
  3. "Mellow Gravy" – 5:00
  4. "Christopher Columbus" (Chu Berry, Andy Razaf) – 6:22
  5. "Buzzin' Round" (Michael Edwards, Jack McDuff) – 6:12
  6. "Mr. Clean" (Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson) – 7:57



  1. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 11, 2012
  2. ^ Down Beat:September 27, 1962 Vol. 29, No.25
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 11, 2012