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Al Grey: Me n Jack

Capt. Jack McDuff and his B-3 are very good for Al Grey. McDuff plays fully orchestral backgrounds and stimulating riffs the way capable reed or brass sections should. He is, and has long been, the most satisfying organist around, one not given to bombastic ego trips. He is, no pun intended, a fine organizer, too.

The other four members of the group are: Jerry Weldon, of McDuff’s band, on tenor; Joe Cohn, son of Al, on guitar; Jerome Hunter on bass; and last, but far from least, Bobby Durham on drums. When you consider all the puffed-up celebrities referred to as lions, icons and giants nowadays, it’s amazing that Durham isn’t in Grove or the Feather-Gitler

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