Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

Jack McDuff: Jack-Pot

Organist Jack McDuff still has the stuff! Born in 1926 in Champaign, IL, McDuff began his career in Chicago more than a decade before he first recorded an album that helped to shape the heyday of the Hammond B-3 in jazz during the 1960s.

McDuff leads a swinging trio on this nine-tune album recorded in Milan (1991) with drummer (and, on two tracks, singer) Bobby Durham, and Massimo Farao, a pianist (and album producer) who shows affinity for expressing bluesy voicings and whose simple yet pleasing original, “Martasamba,” is performed by the trio.

Start Your Free Trial to Continue Reading

Become a JazzTimes member to explore our complete archive of interviews, profiles, columns, and reviews written by music's best journalists and critics.
Originally Published