The Black Cat!

The Black Cat!
Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1971
Recorded November 11, 1970
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 34:34
Label Prestige
PR 10006
Producer Bob Porter
Gene Ammons chronology
The Chase!
The Black Cat!
You Talk That Talk!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]

The Black Cat! is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons, recorded in 1970 and released on the Prestige label.[2]


Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Stewart Mason stating, "One of Gene Ammons' best late-period albums, 1970's Black Cat is a bluesy, low-key album and a comparative anomaly: a primarily acoustic soul-jazz album! Ammons was experimenting heavily with the amplified, feedback-laced electric saxophone during this period, but for Black Cat he sticks to his familiar unamplified tenor, playing raunchy gutbucket lines".[1]

Track listing

All compositions by Gene Ammons except as indicated

  1. "The Black Cat" - 5:36
  2. "Long Long Time" (Gary White) - 4:31
  3. "Piece to Keep Away Evil Spirits" - 7:49
  4. "Jug Eyes" - 8:10
  5. "Something" (George Harrison) - 3:20
  6. "Hi Ruth!" - 5:08
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on November 11, 1970



  1. ^ a b Mason, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 17, 2012
  2. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 17, 2012