McDuff, Jack - The Concert McDuff

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Prestige
Catalog Number: PRCD-24270-2
Format: CD
Total Time: 67:05:00

Jack McDuff's importance to the sub-genres of jazz is beyond what anyone had previously given him credit for, in truth he is an important link to the blending of jazz, soul, rhythm & blues and funk, which actually was a progenitor of fusion. He laid the groundwork for groups like Parliament and band's with similar ambitions.

The Concert McDuff captured a spirited lineup in their essential element in Newark, New Jersey at the Front Room. Arguably, the best band that McDuff put together, the roster included a young George Benson (guitar), Joe Dukes (drums), Red Holloway (saxophone) and Pat Martino (guitar on ?Spoonin'?).

The tracks originally recorded back in 1963-64, now reap the benefits of a bright remastering transfer that has become synonymous with the Fantasy Jazz label and its subsidiaries. The true essence of what McDuff was trying to accomplish in a live setting comes through clear as a blue summer sky on this jazz-funk-bop revival.

The Hammond organ with its cross over appeal and great sound helped McDuff to become a renowned player in a short period. This CD is one of many that serve as an example of his dexterity behind the keyboards.

Undecided [alternate take] (8:03) / Love Walked In (7:56) / Midnight Sun (6:25) / Swedenin' (6:40) / The Girl From Ipanema (5:53) / Another Goodun' (7:57) / 'Sokay (4:52) / Save Your Love For Me (3:45) / Four Brothers (4:30) / Lew's Piece (7:44) / Spoonin' (6:00)

Jack McDuff - organ
George Benson - guitar
Red Holloway - tenor sax
Pat Martino - guitar
Joe Dukes - drums

Jack Mcduff Plays For Beautiful People (1960)
Rock Candy (1960)
Brother Jack (1960)
Tough 'Duff (1960)
Brother Jack McDuff's Greatest Hits (1960)
The Honeydripper (1961)
Goodnight, It's Time To Go (1961)
Steppin' Out (1961)
Sanctified (1961)
On With It (1961)
Brother Jack (Legends of Acid Jazz) (1961)
Mellow Gravy (1962)
Brother Jack Meets The Boss (1962)
Screamin' (1962)
The Best Of Sonny Stitt With Brother Jack McDuff (1962)
Somethin' Slick (1963)
Hallelujah Time! (1963)
The Midnight Sun (1963)
Brother Jack Live! (1963/1994)
Brother Jack Live! At The Jazz Workshop (1963)
Crash (1963)
Dynamic! (1964)
Recorded Live! In Concert Around The World (1964)
I Got A Woman (1964)
Prelude (1964/2003)
Soul Circle (1964)
Together Again! (1964)
Hot Barbeque (1965)
Walk On By (1966)
A Change Is Gonna Come (1966)
Tobacco Road (1966)
Do It Now! (1966)
Double Barrelled Soul (1967)
Live It Up (1967)
Tobacco Road [Bonus Track] (1967)
Getting Our Thing Together (1968)
The Natural Thing (1968)
Moon Rappin' (1969)
Gin And Orange (1969)
Down Home Style (1969)
To Seek A New Home (1970)
Who Knows What Tomorrow's (1970)
Sophisticated Funk (1977)
Kisses (1981)
The Re-Entry (1988)
Another Real Good'un (1989)
Color Me Blue (1991)
Hot Barbeque: Live (1993)
Write On, Capt'n (1993)
The Heatin' System (1994)
Hot BBQ Bgp (1995)
It's About Time (1995)
That's The Way I Feel About It (1996)
Jack-Pot Red (1997)
Bringin' It Home (1999)
Brotherly Love [Live] (2001)
Soulful Drums (2001)
Funk Pie (2002)
As Real As It Gets (2002)
The Concert Mcduff (2002)
The Last Goodun' (2002)
The Best Of The Concord Years (2003)
The Prestige Years (2004)

Genre: Jazz/Trad. Jazz

Origin US

Added: March 2nd 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Artist website:
Hits: 478
Language: english


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