Sure, it's not Prestige Records in the 60s, but the music is still plenty darn great – thanks to the never-failing talents of Brother Jack McDuff in his later years! At the time these sides were released, we remember wincing that Jack had moved onto Concord
Records – often home of the softer side of jazz. But as the records came out, we were impressed at the strength of their grooves – and the way that McDuff could hold onto a classic Hammond-heavy sound in the Concord
setting – and never give into some of the sleepier modes of the label. Production here is all pretty great – clear and clean, and with plenty of space for Jack to unleash some of his impeccably creative solos – and other players on the dates include Gene Harris on piano, Red Holloway on tenor, Joey DeFrancesco on Hammond, and George Benson on guitar. 2CD set features 18 tracks that include "Rock Candy", "Killer Joe", "Cold Duck Time", "Blooze In G", "Pork Chops & Pasta", "Sundown", "Pettin The Cat", "Mission Impossible", "Hot Barbecue", and "J&G Blues".
(Out of print.)