Thunderbird (Willis Jackson album)

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Studio album by Willis Jackson
Released 1962
Recorded March 31, 1962
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PRLP 7232
Producer Esmond Edwards
Willis Jackson chronology
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Thunderbird is an album by saxophonist Willis Jackson which was recorded in 1962 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Right from the title track opener, it's apparent that Jackson's heading straight for basic soul-jazz".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Thunderbird" (Willis Jackson) – 5:06
  2. "Oh, Lady Be Good" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 5:28
  3. "Back and Forth" (Jackson, Bill Jennings) – 9:16
  4. "California Sun" (Henry Glover, Morris Levy) – 3:53
  5. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) – 7:55
  6. "A Penny Serenade" (Darren Halifax, Melle Weersma) – 7:44



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed February 19, 2013
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, R. Allmusic listing accessed February 19, 2013