Gator's Groove

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Gator's Groove
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Studio album by Willis Jackson
Released 1969
Recorded November 11, 1968
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 7648
Producer Bob Porter
Willis Jackson chronology
Gator's Groove
Mellow Blues

Gator's Groove is an album by saxophonist Willis Jackson which was recorded in 1968 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


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

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Willis Jackson except as indicated

  1. "Brother Ray" (Ray Barretto) - 4:10
  2. "A Day in the Life of a Fool" (Carl Sigman, Luiz Bonfá) - 6:35
  3. "This is the Way I Feel" - 9:50
  4. "Blue Jays" (Bill Jennings, Jackie Ivory, Willis Jackson) - 7:13
  5. "Stolen Sweets" (Wild Bill Davis, Dickie Thompson) - 5:35
  6. "Long Tall Dexter" (Dexter Gordon) - 7:07
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on November 11, 1968



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed March 7, 2013
  2. ^ a b Allmusic listing accessed March 7, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 111. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.