Legends Of Acid Jazz

Jack McDuff

Legends Of Acid Jazz PRCD 24184 2
  • CAT # PRCD-24184-25

    1. Scufflin' 4:51
    2. Au Privave 3:17
    3. Hallelujah Time 3:48
    4. Misconstrued 6:57
    5. Lew's Piece 8:16
    6. Opus De Funk 6:56
    7. Our Miss Brooks 10:28
    8. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon) 5:14
    9. I Got A Woman 8:31
    10. Hey Lawdy Mama 4:03
    11. From The Bottom Up 3:45
    12. Lexington Avenue Line 3:27

A master jazz organist, Brother Jack McDuff is known for his pearly right hand, his pumping left, and his innate sense of musical drama. Born in Champaign, Illinois in 1926, McDuff (whose real name is Eugene McDuffy) taught himself bass, piano, and finally organ. A boss of both blues and bebop, McDuff helmed a swinging quartet, featuring fleet guitarist George Benson, impassioned saxophonist Red Holloway, and the estimable Joe Dukes on drums, throughout the Sixties. The 12 tracks on this dynamically sequenced collection showcase Brother Jack and his soulmates on everything from Horace Silver's slinky "Opus de Funk" to the bluesy "Hey Lawdy Mama" and the rich, infectious original "Scufflin'." A testament to McDuff's versatility and pop acumen, this set covers material from six McDuff albums released on Prestige between 1965 and 1969. Among the standouts: Harold Vick's leisurely "Our Miss Brooks," a breakneck take on Ray Charles's "I Got a Woman," and the sanctified version of Oscar Peterson's "Hallelujah Time."

with Red Holloway, George Benson, Joe Dukes

Find out more about Jack McDuff

RECENT RELATED RELEASE

In what would be his last recording session, Brother Jack McDuff reunites
two musicians who were integral members of his popular early… More

MORE RELEASES FROM JACK MCDUFF

The blend of Hammond organ, tenor saxophone, guitar, and drums is one of the signature small-group sounds that have come to be identified with… More
A soul jazz icon and influential master of the Hammond B-3 organ, the late Brother Jack McDuff… More
Here is a collection that will appeal to Brother Jack McDuff's fans, old and new--and to anyone with a well-developed taste for soul-jazz, organ… More
For 40 years--and counting--Brother Jack McDuff has been at the forefront of jazz organ, both artistically and commercially. Though organ/tenor… More
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… More
Jimmy Smith may have been jazz's Once and Future King of the Hammond B-3 organ, but Brother Jack McDuff's mid-1960s bands could cook with… More
The Soulful Drums is both a showcase for one of the all-time most exciting organ groups and a dual memorial tribute to that group's… More
When it comes to jazz organist, Jack McDuff goes straight to the head of the class. Leader of his own groups for over three decades, the genial… More
During the golden age of small groups led by organists and featuring tenor saxophone and/or guitar (c. 1956-1965), Brother Jack McDuff’s… More
Jack McDuff and Gene Ammons were both sophisticated enough to deal with bebop if required, yet each was aware of their audience’s concern… More
“The Honeydripper” was a hit for its composer, combo leader Joe Liggins, in the early Forties. Its revival by McDuff is in keeping… More
Jack McDuff switched from bass to organ in the 1950s and left near-poverty in Chicago for fame and celebrity in New York. Featured first with… More