Twisting the Jug

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Twisting the Jug
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Studio album by Gene Ammons with Joe Newman and Jack McDuff
Released 1961
Recorded November 28, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 7238
Gene Ammons chronology
Boss Soul!
(1961)Boss Soul!1961
Twisting the Jug
Brother Jack Meets the Boss
(1962)Brother Jack Meets the Boss1962
Jack McDuff chronology
Goodnight, It's Time to Go
(1961) Goodnight, It's Time to Go1961
Twisting the Jug
(1961) String Module Error: Match not found1961
On With It!
(1961) On With It!1961
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Down Beat 3/5 stars[2]

Twisting the Jug is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons with trumpeter Joe Newman and organist Jack McDuff recorded in 1961 and released on the Prestige label.[3]


The Allmusic review stated "Gene Ammons' 1961 session Twistin' the Jug features not only the powerhouse tenor playing at the top of his form, but a killer set of sidemen... this is a fun, listenable early soul-jazz session featuring two of the greats of the field".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gene Ammons except as indicated

  1. "Stormy Monday" (Bob Crowder, Billy Eckstine, Earl Hines)
  2. "Satin Doll" (Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn)
  3. "Twistin' the Jug"
  4. "Born to Be Blue" (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells)
  5. "Down the Line"
  6. "Moten Swing" (Bennie Moten, Buster Moten)



  1. ^ a b Mason, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 11, 2012
  2. ^ Down Beat:May 23, 1963 Vol. 30, No. 12
  3. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 11, 2012