Brother Jack

Jack McDuff

Brother Jack
  • CAT # PRCD-24220-25

    1. Brother Jack 4:40
    2. Mr. Wonderful 8:14
    3. Noon Train 5:51
    4. Drowsy 3:37
    5. Organ Grinder's Swing 5:25
    6. Mack 'n' 'duff 5:10
    7. You're Driving Me Crazy 2:53
    8. Light Blues 6:01
    9. Godiva Brown 5:13
    10. Goodnight, Well It's Time To Go 6:12
    11. Sanctified Waltz 4:50
    12. Mcduff Speaking 6:21
    13. A Smooth One 5:20
    14. I'll Be Seeing You 4:20

Jack McDuff started out playing piano in his father's church. Although he later switched to playing jazz on the Hammond B-3 organ, strong gospel strains remained, which is why they call him "brother." This volume brings together the organist's first and fourth albums as a leader, along with a bonus track from the latter session. Brother Jack was made in 1960 when he was still a member of Willis Jackson's group and features the sweetly soulful blues guitar work of Bill Jennings, McDuff's bandmate at the time. Cut a year and a half later, Goodnight, It's Time to Go was the debut disc by McDuff's own highly exciting combo, made up of the brilliant young guitarist Grant Green, hard-charging tenor saxophonist Harold Vick, and soul-sockin' drummer Joe Dukes.

with Bill Jennings, Wendell Marshall, Alvin Johnson, Harold Vick, Grant Green, Joe Dukes

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