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martes, 24 de mayo de 2016

Brother Jack McDuff • Live!



Disco en vivo con mucha energía y feeling.

Eugene McDuffy, más conocido como "Brother" Jack McDuff, fue uno de los principales exponentes del soul-jazz de finales de 1950.

Impuesto por Jimmy Smith, el órgano Hammond B-3, acompañado por guitarra eléctrica, batería y ocasionalmente saxo tenor, se convirtió en el corazón del estilo de soul-jazz y, ya entrada la década de 1960, también fue de uso generalizado en el jazz convencional y en la música pop, siendo McDuff fue uno de los artistas más exitosos en su "aplicación".


En 1963, con dos presentaciones en vivo obtuvo el definitivo reconocimiento como maestro del estilo.
Uno de los conciertos ocurrió en el Front Room de Newark en Junio de 1963, y el otro cuatro meses después en el Jazz Workshop de San Francisco. Ambos tuvieron su disco propio para el sello Prestige y, en 1994, ambos fueron reunidos en forma de disco compacto.
Allí estuvo acompañado por una formación que él le llamaba "The Heatin’ System" y que era considerada como la de mayor renombre del género del momento: Red Holloway y Harold Vick en saxo tenor y flauta, Joe Dukes a la batería y un joven George Benson en guitarra, antes de convertirse en la estrella de la fórmula "soul-pop" en la década de 1970.





"Brother" Jack McDuff (September 17, 1926 – January 23, 2001) was an American jazz organist and organ trio bandleader who was most prominent during the hard bop and soul jazz era of the 1960s, often performing with an organ trio. He is also credited with giving guitarist George Benson his first break.

Born Eugene McDuffy in Champaign, Illinois, McDuff began playing bass, appearing in Joe Farrell's group. Encouraged by Willis Jackson in whose band he also played bass in the late 1950s, McDuff moved to the organ and began to attract the attention of Prestige Records while still with Jackson's group. McDuff soon became a bandleader, leading groups featuring a young George Benson, Red Holloway on saxophone and Joe Dukes on drums.

McDuff recorded many classic albums on Prestige including his debut solo Brother Jack in 1960, The Honeydripper (1961), with tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest and guitarist Grant Green, Brother Jack Meets The Boss (1962), featuring Gene Ammons, and Screamin’ (1962).

After his tenure at Prestige, McDuff joined the Atlantic label[1] for a brief period and then in the 1970s recorded for Blue Note. To Seek a New Home (1970) was recorded in England with a line-up featuring blues shouter Jimmy Witherspoon and some of Britain's top jazz musicians of the day, including Terry Smith on guitar and Dick Morrissey on tenor sax.

The decreasing interest in jazz and blues during the late 1970s and 1980s meant that many jazz musicians went through a lean time and it wasn't until the late 1980s, with The Re-Entry, recorded for the Muse label in 1988, that McDuff once again began a successful period of recordings, initially for Muse, then on the Concord Jazz label from 1991. George Benson appeared on his mentor’s 1992 Colour Me Blue album.

Despite health problems, McDuff continued working and recording throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and toured Japan with Atsuko Hashimoto in 2000. "Captain" Jack McDuff, as he later became known, died of heart failure at the age of 74 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


1. Rock Candy
2. It Ain't Necessarily So (G & I Gershwin)
3. Sanctified Samba
4. Whistle While You Work (Frank Churchill - Larry Morey)
5. A Real Goodun
6. Undecided (Sydney Robin - Charlie Shavers)

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

Recorded Live at The Front Room in Newark, New Jersey on June 5, 1963

BROTHER JACK AT THE JAZZ WORKSHOP LIVE!

7. Blues 1 & 8
8. Passing Through (Charles Lloyd)
9. Dink's Blues
10. Grease Monkey
11. Vas Dis
12. Somewhere In The Night (Billy May)
13. Jive Samba (Nat Adderley)

Jack McDuff - organ
Red Holloway - tenor & soprano sax
Harold Vick - tenor sax & flute
George Benson - guitar
Joe Dukes - drums

Recorded Live at The Jazz Workshop in San Franscisco, CA on October 3, 1963

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