Best of the Concord Years

Best of the Concord Years

by Jack McDuff
     
 

Hammond B-3 organist Jack McDuff spent his last decade recording for the Concord Jazz label, and for the most part his albums during this time period lacked the verve and fire of his earlier work, and he seemed, at times, to be going through the motions. The two-disc Best of the Concord Years anthology changes that perception a bit, since by picking some of theSee more details below

Overview

Hammond B-3 organist Jack McDuff spent his last decade recording for the Concord Jazz label, and for the most part his albums during this time period lacked the verve and fire of his earlier work, and he seemed, at times, to be going through the motions. The two-disc Best of the Concord Years anthology changes that perception a bit, since by picking some of the best tracks from the individual albums, the end result is a collection that is both more varied and energetic than its original sources, and McDuff emerges as a vital performer to the end. Among the highlights are the slow-building "Killer Joe," a moving take on Hoagy Carmichael's "Georgia," the classic soul jazz vamp of "Pettin' the Cat," and a pair of weary, emotionally fulfilling blues duets with pianist Gene Harris, "J and G Blues" and "Down Home Blues." Grady Tate, George Benson, Joey DeFrancesco, Red Holloway, and Pat Martino also take guest turns on selections here. The Best of the Concord Years ends up being just that, the best way to sample McDuff's final years, and culled this way, it is work that stands up admirably to his impressive earlier material.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2003
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431217121
catalogNumber:
2171
Rank:
387898

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Cold Duck Time  - Jack McDuff
  2. Blooze in G  - Jack McDuff
  3. Pork Chops & Pasta  - Jack McDuff
  4. Killer Joe  - Jack McDuff
  5. Georgia  - Jack McDuff
  6. Theme from Mission Impossible  - Jack McDuff
  7. Sundown  - Jack McDuff
  8. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'  - Jack McDuff
  9. Pettin' the Cat  - Jack McDuff

Disc 2

  1. Hot Barbeque  - Jack McDuff
  2. J & G Blues  - Jack McDuff
  3. Pump It Up  - Jack McDuff
  4. From the Pulpit  - Jack McDuff
  5. Yesterdays  - Jack McDuff
  6. Down Home Blues  - Jack McDuff
  7. The Playoff  - Jack McDuff
  8. After Hours  - Jack McDuff
  9. Rock Candy  - Jack McDuff

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack McDuff   Primary Artist,Percussion,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
George Benson   Guitar
Ron Eschete   Guitar
Gene Harris   Piano
John Hart   Guitar
Red Holloway   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Luther Hughes   Bass
Pat Martino   Guitar
Grady Tate   Drums
Joe Dukes   Drums
Kevin Axt   Bass
Andrew Beals   Alto Saxophone
Herb Besson   Trombone
Paul Bollenback   Guitar
Joey DeFrancesco   Hammond Organ,Muted Trumpet,Soloist
Frank Gravis   Bass
Larry Grenadier   Electric Bass
Byron Landham   Drums
Joe Magnarelli   Trumpet
Dick Oatts   Flute
Rudy Petschauer   Drums
Kip Reed   Electric Bass
Van Romaine   Drums
Winston Roye   Bass
Byron Stripling   Trumpet
Jerry Weldon   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Humphrey & the Cool Aid Chemists   Drums
Denise Perrier   Vocals
Niki Harris   Vocals

Technical Credits

Gordon Lightfoot   Composer
Allen Farnham   Producer
John Burk   Producer,Executive Producer
Carl Jefferson   Producer
Glen Barros   Executive Producer
Joe Greene   Composer
Seth Presant   Mastering
Mark Gordon   Composer

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