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Brother Jack

Label: Prestige Records
Released: 1999

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Jack McDuff: Brother Jack

Read "Brother Jack" reviewed by AAJ Staff


One thing leads to another: Willis Jackson came to Prestige to revive his career, and in the process started another. The label was eager to join the organ arena, but their Shirley Scott/Lockjaw albums met little commercial success. Willis brought his band to the studio; Prestige liked what they heard. Two sidemen got contracts: Bill Jennings’ ...

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Jack McDuff: Brother Jack

Read "Brother Jack" reviewed by Douglas Payne


Organist Jack McDuff (b. 1926, Champaign, Illinois) got his start playing piano in his father's church. But, oddly enough, he began his jazz career as a bassist in several mid-west bands. Eventually he switched to organ, earning the name “Brother Jack" for his gospel-style burning on the Hammond B-3. He acquired notoriety as part of Willis ...


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