Brother Jack McDuff Live!

Brother Jack McDuff Live!

by Jack McDuff
     
 

A retitled compilation of two of Jack McDuff's live albums from the '60s, Brother Jack McDuff Live! is an outstanding album, one of the purest examples ever of quite possibly the finest Hammond B3 organ player in the world. These recordings were made with McDuff's classic lineup: Red Holloway on tenor sax and flute, See more details below

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A retitled compilation of two of Jack McDuff's live albums from the '60s, Brother Jack McDuff Live! is an outstanding album, one of the purest examples ever of quite possibly the finest Hammond B3 organ player in the world. These recordings were made with McDuff's classic lineup: Red Holloway on tenor sax and flute, Joe Dukes on drums, and a young George Benson (long before he became a star making formulaic soul-pop albums in the '70s) on guitar. This lineup is arguably the pinnacle of the often-misunderstood subgenre of soul-jazz, capable of mixing funky Booker T. & the MG's-style grooves with rippling, exploratory solos. Benson and Holloway (and Harold Vick, who sits in on a few tunes on tenor and flute) all get off some sweet solos, but McDuff is firmly in control of the set all the way. His organ playing can seem almost clichéd to the soul-jazz novice, until one realizes that these riffs became soul-jazz clichés because so many lesser players immediately copped his licks. Here, one can hear them from the source, and it's an eye-opening experience.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/1994
Label:
Prestige
UPC:
0025218514729
catalogNumber:
24147
Rank:
42279

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack McDuff   Primary Artist,Organ,Track Performer
George Benson   Guitar
Red Holloway   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Joe Dukes   Drums
Harold Vick   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
George Benson   Contributor
Red Holloway   Contributor
Joe Dukes   Contributor
Josef Myrow   Composer
Lew Futterman   Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Peter Paul   Producer
Harold Vick   Contributor
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Nat Adderley   Composer

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