The Good Life (Willis Jackson album)

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The Good Life
The Good Life (Willis Jackson album).jpg
Studio album by Willis Jackson
Released 1963
Recorded May 23–24, 1963
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PRLP 7285
Producer Ozzie Cadena
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The Good Life is an album by saxophonist Willis Jackson which was recorded in 1963 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 2½ stars stating "IIt's pleasing, if unsurprising, early-'60s organ soul-jazz with a good balance between brass, organ, and guitar, perhaps more useful as club groove music than home listening".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Good Life" (Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon) – 5:06
  2. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 4:05
  3. "As Long as She Needs Me" (Lionel Bart) – 3:44
  4. "Fly Me to the Moon" (Bart Howard) – 2:57
  5. "Angel Eyes" (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) – 4:16
  6. "Troubled Times" (Willis Jackson, Wade Marcus, William "Mickey" Stevenson) – 4:54
  7. "Walk Right In" (Gus Cannon, Hosea Woods) – 6:05
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on May 23 (tracks 1-5), & May 24 (tracks 6 & 7), 1963



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed February 25, 2013
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, R. Allmusic listing accessed February 25, 2013