Search Manic Mark's Blog

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Dynamic Jack McDuff

The Dynamic Jack McDuff
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.

The Main Theme From The Carpetbaggers
You Better Love Me
The Theme From The Pink Panther
Rail Head
What's New
Bossa Nova West

No comments:

Post a Comment

Howdy! Thanks for leaving your thoughts!