The Brother Jack McDuff Quartet
With The Big Band Of Benny Golson
Prestige Records ST 7323
Jack McDuff - organ, Red Hollway - tenor sax, George Benson - guitar and Joe Dukes - drums
From the back cover:
Jack McDuff – Born and raised in central Illinois – No formal musical training – taught self to read music and play piano while in Navy – toured with various R&B bands 1948 - 54 – formed own jazz group 1954 – broke group up 1957 and quit music shorty after – returned to jazz 1958 as bass player – began playing organ same year and soon joined Willis Jackson's combo when regular organist left – formed own group 1959 and has stayed with the quartet format ever since.
Benny Golson – Born and raised in Philadelphia – Studied music at Howard University – toured with several bands during the early 1950s – Joined Dizzy Gillespie's big band in 1956 and played throughout the world – began writing and arranging extensively during this period – wrote I Remember Clifford, Stablemates and Whisper Not, 1957 – Joined Art Blakey as arranger and saxophonist in 1958 – Stayed with him till late 1959 when he formed JAZZTET with Art Farmer – First recording date with group made his tune, Killer Joe, national hit – JAZZTET disbanded in 1962 – Has devoted bulk of time since to writing and arranging.
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