Friday, October 15, 2010
Willis “Gator” Jackson: ''Bar Wars'' & ''In The Alley''
Willis “Gator” Jackson(25 April 1932 – 25 October 1987), Was an American jazz saxophonist. Born in Miami, Florida, Jackson joined Duke Ellington alumnus Cootie Williams’s band in 1949 as a teenager, after being discovered by Eddie Vinson. During the fifties he participated in R&B and jazz recordings, primarily as a session musician, and also toured as leader of the backing band of singer