Cool "Gator"

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Cool "Gator"
Cool Gator.jpg
Studio album by Willis Jackson
Released 1960
Recorded May 25 and November 9, 1959 and February 26, 1960
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack and Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 7172
Producer Esmond Edwards
Willis Jackson chronology
Please Mr. Jackson
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Cool "Gator"
Blue Gator
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Cool "Gator" (also released as Keep on a Blowin') is the second album led by saxophonist Willis Jackson featuring organist Jack McDuff and guitarist Bill Jennings which was recorded in 1959 and 1960 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars calling it "Enjoyable and accessible music that swings and contains its share of soul".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Keep on a' Blowin'" (Willis Jackson, Jack McDuff) – 10:24
  2. "How Deep Is the Ocean?" (Irving Berlin) – 4:04
  3. "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 3:30
  4. "Blue Strollin'" (Jackson) – 7:45
  5. "The Man I Love" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 7:13
  6. "A Smooth One" (Benny Goodman) – 5:24



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed February 15, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 15, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 110. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.