Jack McDuff Big Band

Prelude

Prelude

  • Release Date: 09 Sep 2003
  • PRCD-24283-2

In the mid-- to-late-1950s the rise of "soul-jazz," and the commercial success of Jimmy Smith, one of its bellwethers, led to a spate of talented fellow organists such as Brother Jack McDuff being signed to record label deals.But how to expand the organ's appeal beyond the taverns and clubs across urban America? One way to bring the uptown sound to midtown ears was to augment popular organist-led groups, like McDuff's crackling quartet featuring Red Holloway's saxophone and young Ge… MORE