All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Jack McDuff

Jack McDuff

Brother Jack McDuff, was one of the handful of leading exponents of the soul jazz style created on Hammond organ by Jimmy Smith in the late 1950s. The instrument at the heart of the soul jazz style was the Hammond B-3 organ, usually in the company of electric guitar, drums, and often tenor saxophone. The emergence of Jimmy Smith as a major star on the instrument sparked its widespread use in jazz and pop music in the early 1960s, and McDuff was among its most successful practitioners. Its initial popularity in both jazz and rock had peaked by the end of the decade, and it was later largely superseded for a time by more contemporary developments in keyboard technology, but it retained serious cult status among its devotees, and those musicians who still preferred the challenge of actually having to play everything themselves. The instrument has enjoyed an ongoing revival.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

5 Photos View in Slideshow

Discography

Prelude

Prelude

Prestige Records
2003

buy
 

The Concert McDuff

Prestige Records
2002

buy
The Last Goodun'

The Last Goodun'

Fantasy Jazz
2002

buy
 

The Soulful Drums

Prestige Records
2001

buy
Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

Concord Music Group
2001

buy

Similar

Jimmy Smith Jimmy Smith
organ, Hammond B3
Grant Green Grant Green
guitar
Dr. Lonnie Smith Dr. Lonnie Smith
organ, Hammond B3
Lou Donaldson Lou Donaldson
saxophone
Jimmy McGriff Jimmy McGriff
organ, Hammond B3
Charles Earland Charles Earland
organ, Hammond B3
Joey DeFrancesco Joey DeFrancesco
organ, Hammond B3
Donald Byrd Donald Byrd
trumpet
Richard "Groove" Holmes Richard "Groove" Holmes
organ, Hammond B3
Big John Patton Big John Patton
organ, Hammond B3