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lunes, 1 de octubre de 2018

Brother Jack McDuff • The Honeydripper




The Honeydripper is the third album by organist Jack McDuff recorded in 1961 and released on the Prestige label. Guitarist Grant Green, who previously recorded with Sam Lazar, is part of the stellar line-up, as is saxophone legend Jimmy Forrest. wiki

Review by Thom Jurek
The date featured the big tenor Jimmy Forrest, drummer Ben Dixon, and Grant Green on guitar in his recording debut. Green not only held his own with McDuff on the title track, "Dink's Blues," and "Blues and Tonic," but he plays gorgeous fills and chord voicings in Henry Mancini's "I Want a Little Girl." Green was always more than a sideman as this date attests, and though he was part of the rhythm section, his playing is a standout on this date. McDuff was already in full possession of his voice as an organist, and his hard bop leanings began to subside here as he embraced a more soulful approach, no doubt informed by the effect Jimmy Smith was having on jazz with his crossover. This is an excellent date and should be picked up by anyone interested in McDuff as a great place to start, or for any serious collector.


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Tracklist
A1 Whap! 4:24
A2 I Want A Little Girl 6:48
A3 The Honeydripper 8:15
B1 Dink's Blues 7:58
B2 Mr. Lucky 5:04
B3 Blues And Tonic 5:01

Personnel
Jack McDuff - organ
Jimmy Forrest - tenor saxophone
Grant Green - guitar
Ben Dixon - drums

mp3 / vinyl rip
Released: 1961
Recorded: February 3, 1961 / Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre: Jazz / Style: Bop, Soul-Jazz
Length: 37:30
Label: Prestige / PRLP 7199
Recorded By: Rudy Van Gelder
Supervised By: Esmond Edwards


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