The Boss Is Back!

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The Boss Is Back!
The Boss Is Back!.jpg
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1969
Recorded November 10 & 11, 1969
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 39:40
Label Prestige
PR 7739
Producer Bob Porter
Gene Ammons chronology
Bad! Bossa Nova
(1962)Bad! Bossa Nova1962
The Boss Is Back!
Brother Jug!
(1969)Brother Jug!1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

The Boss Is Back! is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1969 and released on the Prestige label.[3]


Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "The executives at Prestige must have been felt ecstatic when they heard Gene Ammons first play after his release from a very severe seven-year jail sentence. The great tenor proved to still be in his prime, his huge sound was unchanged and he was hungry to make new music... Ammons shows that he had not forgotten how to jam the blues either".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gene Ammons except where noted.

  1. "The Jungle Boss" (Gene Ammons, Junior Mance) – 5:36
  2. "I Wonder" (Cecil Gant, Raymond Leveen) – 7:59
  3. "Feeling Good" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) – 5:42
  4. "Tastin' the Jug" – 7:28
  5. "Here's That Rainy Day" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 6:07
  6. "Madame Queen" – 6:48


  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on November 10 (tracks 1, 2 & 4-6) and November 11 (track 3), 1969



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 12, 2012
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 9. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 12, 2012