Twisting the Jug

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Twisting the Jug
Twistiing the Jug.jpg
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!
Twisting the Jug
Brother Jack Meets the Boss
Jack McDuff chronology
Goodnight, It's Time to Go
Twisting the Jug
On With It!
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"



  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