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Album Review

Brother Jack McDuff: Ain't No Sunshine

Read "Ain't No Sunshine" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


At The Gallery, Seattle Washington 1972, Brother Jack McDuff, master of the Hammond B-3 organ, showcased his unparalleled talent, backed by a tight-knit ensemble of seasoned musicians. The result is a never-before-released live recording in a deluxe limited-edition hand-numbered 180-gram 2-LP set, produced by record executive and tenor saxophonist Cory Weeds. The amazing sounding group that complemented McDuff's playing was comprised of Leo Johnson, tenor saxophone, flute and clarinet, Dave Young, tenor and soprano saxophones, Vinnie ...

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The Big Question

Jazz in a Snow Globe

Read "Jazz in a Snow Globe" reviewed by Joseph Vella


One of the greatest gifts of listening to jazz is to simply get lost inside of a track and have it transport you to a state of bliss. These special pieces of music often discovered over time through countless of hours of listening. Like the diamonds of the music, no matter the era or style, they just shine. I like to call these magical gems “Snow Globe Jazz"—these tracks do everything you need for them to do. They're ...

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Radio & Podcasts

50th Anniversary Blue Notes for December, Including The Rare Jazz Wave on Tour

Read "50th Anniversary Blue Notes for December, Including The Rare Jazz Wave on Tour" reviewed by Marc Cohn


50th anniversary Blue Notes from December 1969 this week from Jack McDuff (Moon Rappin') and Reuben Wilson (the seriously greasy Blue Mode) and part of a Donald Byrd session (Kofi) only released 25 years after the fact! Then, there's this one: Jazz Wave Ltd. on Tour, Volume 1. It's a double LP (it's in my lap as I write this), never reissued in any form and if it's streaming somewhere, I haven't found it. Recorded live in Germany, it features ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Listeners' Favorites

Read "Listeners' Favorites" reviewed by Marc Cohn


The number of the day is 5 (as in Show 385), which means it's time for listeners' favorites—the tunes that moved you from Gifts & Messages (Shows 371-380). Some old, some more recent. Enjoy the ride (it's granulated), and thanks for your comments and your ears.Thanks to our most active listeners of the week in: Kiev (Ukraine), Chicago & Baton Rouge (US), and Nerima (Japan)!Playlist Jack McDuff “Down Home Style" from Down Home Style (Blue Note) ...

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Radio & Podcasts

June 50th Anniversary Blue Notes

Read "June 50th Anniversary Blue Notes" reviewed by Marc Cohn


50th anniversaries of Blue Note recording sessions from June 1969 this week: (1) Stanley Turrentine with McCoy Tyner & Billy Cobham; (2) pianist Jack Wilson's trio; (3) John Patton; (4) Andrew Hill with a string quartet; (5) Brother Jack McDuff's 'Down Home Style'; (6) Donald Byrd's 'Fancy Free.' Sessions (1) & (3) were never released in their entirety as actual LPs, but as melds with other recording dates on LP/CD many years after the recording dates & session (4) was ...

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Album Review

Brother Jack McDuff: Who Knows What Tomorrow's Gonna Bring?

Read "Who Knows What Tomorrow's Gonna Bring?" reviewed by Germein Linares


Though originally released by Blue Note, Brother Jack McDuff's '71 album Who Knows What Tomorrow's Gonna Bring? came after the venerable jazz label's glory days in hard bop and post bop. An album with far more funk and soul than swing and bop, this excellent first-time CD reissue by San Francisco-based Water finds McDuff's organ paired nicely with guitarist Joe Beck, trumpeters Randy Brecker and Olu Dara, trombonists Dick Griffin and John Pierson, vibraphonist Mike Mainieri, pianist Paul Griffin, bassists ...

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Album Review

Brother Jack McDuff: Prelude

Read "Prelude" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


If you, the gentle listener, were to ever tire of Jimmy Smith following an overdose of the master’s Blue Note catalog, I would direct you to anything by Brother Jack McDuff. A native of Champaign, IL, McDuff cut his teeth with Willis Jackson and Jimmy Forrest and helped a young George Benson get started. McDuff supported Gene Ammons, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, and Hank Crawford with his rock-steady time and spot-on bass-pedaling. Prelude is the re-release of McDuff’s 1964 big ...


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