Jack McDuff – Brotherly Love {Concord}

Jack McDuff – Brotherly Love {Concord}

Soul Jazz, Hammond B3 Organ

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AllMusic Review by Paula Edelstein

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 protégé, 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.

Tracklist:
01. Hot Barbecue (5:36)
02. Vas Dis (7:27)
03. Kettle of Fish (5:19)
04. Georgia (7:57)
05. Santa Amalia (5:39)
06. April in Paris (4:40)
07. Time’s Marchin’ On (9:34)
08. Pork Chops & Pasta (8:08)
09. Rock Candy (11:51)

Personnel:
Jack McDuff – hammond b3 organ
Joey DeFrancesco – hammond b3 organ (tracks 8-9)
Andrew Beals – alto saxophone (tracks 8-9)
Jerry Weldon – tenor saxophone (tracks 8-9)
Red Holloway – tenor saxophone (tracks 1-3, 5-7), alto saxophone (track 4)
Pat Martino – guitar (tracks 1-7)
John Hart – guitar (tracks 8-9)
Frank Gravis – bass (tracks 1-7)
Grady Tate – drums (tracks 1-7)
Rudy Petschauer – drums (tracks 8-9)

Produced by John Burk
Executive Producer: Glen Barros
Associate Producer: Nick Phillips
Recorded at Sound on Sound, New York City, March 6-8, 2000
Recording Engineer: Josiah Gluck
Second Recording Engineer: Max Feldman
Tracks 8 & 9 recorded live at the 28th Concord Jazz Festival, September 29, 1996, by PER Mobile II

Recording Engineer, tracks 8 & 9: Phil Edwards
ProTools editing by Seth Presant
Mixed by Gregg Field and Seth Presant at G Studio Digital
Mastered by Seth Presant at G Studio Digital
Director of Product Development: Alexis Davis
Production Manager: Andrea R. Nelson
Art Direction: Trinidad Volcan
Photograpy: Marc Norberg

2001, Concord Records, Inc., 2450-A Stanwell Drive, Concord, CA 94520

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