Brother Jack McDuff Brotherly Love (Live)
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- Released: July 16, 2001
- Label: Concord Records
CMJ - 7/16/01, p.19"...The music is pure McDuff, never deviating from the blues and that thick groove he helped invent..."
Down Beat - 10/01, pp.68,703.5 stars out of 5 - "...The happy sounds here combine his trademark smooth, greasy swing with the sweat of a live show....McDuff's elegant, infectious touch is amply displayed..."
JazzTimes - 9/01, p.101"...In terms of energy and busyness, his organ style fell somewhere between Jimmy Smith (frenzied) and Jimmy McGriff (economical)..."
- 1.Hot Barbecue
- 2.Vas Dis
- 3.Kettle Of Fish
- 5.Santa Amalia
- 6.April In Paris
- 7.Time's Marchin' On
- 8.Pork Chops & Pasta
- 9.Rock Candy
Personnel includes: Brother Jack McDuff, Joey DeFrancesco (Hammond B-3 organ); Red Holloway (alto & tenor saxophones); Andrew Beals (alto saxophone); Jerry Weldon (tenor saxophone) John Hart, Pat Martino (guitar); Frank Gravis (bass); Grady Tate, Rudy Petschauer (drums).
Engineers include: Josiah Gluck, Max Feldman, Phil Edwards.
Principally recorded at Sound On Sound, New York, New York from March 6-8, 2000.
Personnel: Pat Martino (guitar); Red Holloway (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Grady Tate (alto saxophone, drums); Andrew Beals (alto saxophone); Jerry Weldon (tenor saxophone); Rudy Petschauer (drums).
Audio Mixer: Greg Field.
Recording information: Jazz Festival (1996/2001); Sound on Sound, New York, NY (1996/2001).
Director: Alexis Davis.
Photographer: Marc Norberg.
Brotherly Love is "Brother" Jack McDuff's final recording session, and features Red Holloway and Pat Martino, both of whom were integral members of his popular '60s group. Recorded just months before his sudden death in 2001, McDuff pulls out all the stops on nine great tracks with phenomenal Hammond B-3 artistry. Two bonus tracks feature previously unreleased material that spotlights McDuff with his prot‚g‚, Joey DeFrancesco, sharing in the brotherly love. Six originals and three standards brim with McDuff's trademark soul and blues chops, all sharing stories in a language the entire world can understand -- the blues. "Hot Barbecue" and "Georgia" are sure standouts, while the "live" recordings, "Pork Chops and Pasta" and "Rock Candy," add another level of excitement to this great recording. On the "live" tracks, McDuff and DeFrancesco together display their staggering Hammond B-3 organ techniques and their love of the blues and jazz that made them a presence on the soul-jazz scene. "Brother" Jack McDuff was a true soul-jazz man, and Brotherly Love captures the essence of the strong musical path he forged for more than 50 years. ~ Paula Edelstein
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