Please Mr. Jackson

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Please Mr. Jackson
Please Mr Jackson.jpg
Studio album by Willis Jackson
Released 1959
Recorded May 25, 1959
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 34:02
Label Prestige
PR 7162
Producer Esmond Edwards
Willis Jackson chronology
Please Mr. Jackson
Cool "Gator"

Please Mr. Jackson is the debut album by saxophonist Willis Jackson featuring organist Jack McDuff and guitarist Bill Jennings which was recorded in 1959 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


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

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "In 1959, starting with this Prestige set Jackson made his mark on soul-jazz".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Willis Jackson, Bill Jennings and Jack McDuff except as indicated

  1. "Cool Grits" - 8:32
  2. "Come Back to Sorrento" (Ernesto De Curtis) - 4:30
  3. "Dink's Mood" (Jackson, McDuff) - 3:55
  4. "Please Mr. Jackson" - 5:44
  5. "633 Knock" (Jennings) - 5:18
  6. "Memories of You" (Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf) - 6:03



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed February 15, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 15, 2013