Personnel: Jack McDuff (organ); Houston Person, Ron Bridgewater (tenor saxophone); Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet); John Hart (guitar); Grady Tate (drums).
Producer: Houston Person.
Compilation prouducer: Joel Dorn.
Recorded at Van Gelder Recording on March 25, 1988 at Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Includes liner notes by Sid Gribetz and Joel Dorn.
After a busy recording career in the 1960s, organist Jack McDuff was erratically documented in commercial settings in the 1970s and was in danger of being forgotten when he launched his successful comeback with The Re-Entry in 1988. At the age of 61, McDuff proved to still be in his prime as he jammed on three originals, two obscurities, and "Laura" with both Houston Person and Ron Bridgewater on tenors, trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater, guitarist John Hart, and drummer Grady Tate. The music on this Muse album falls between hard bop and soul-jazz and should satisfy fans of those styles. ~ Scott Yanow