Jack McDuff

"Brother" Jack McDuff (Eugene McDuffy, born 17 September 1926 in Champaign, Illinois; † 23 January 2001) was an American jazz organist and band leader.

Life and work

McDuff began his career as a bass player Denny Zeitlin and Joe Farrell under. He then studied privately in Cincinnati and worked with Johnny Griffin in Chicago. Mid-1950s, he taught himself the organ and piano and played soul jazz recordings with Willis Jackson a.

His first album as a bandleader in 1960, he brought with Jimmy Forrest out. The following year he founded his own band with Harold Vick and Joe Dukes, and followed up with George Benson. With this band he recorded several albums, in addition, he worked with Joe Henderson, Pat Martino, Jimmy Witherspoon, David Newman, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons, and also experimented with electronic keyboards. Due to health problems he focused from the late 1980s to the studio work.


  • Tough ' Duff with Jimmy Forrest, Lem Winchester, Bill Elliot, 1960
  • Brother Jack ( Legends of Acid Jazz ) with Grant Green, Bill Jennings, Joe Dukes, Harold Vick, Alvin Johnson, 1961
  • The Honeydripper with Jimmy Forrest, Grant Green, Ben Dixon, 1961
  • Brother Jack Meets the Boss with Gene Ammons, Joe Dukes, Eddie Diehl, Harold Vick, 1962
  • Screamin ' with Leo Wright, Joe Dukes, Kenny Burrell, 1962
  • Crash with Ray Barretto, Joe Dukes, Kenny Burrell, Eric Dixon, Harold Vick, 1963
  • Silken Soul with George Benson, Larry Gales, Red Holloway, Pat Martino, Harold Ousley, Joe Dukes, Montego Joe, 1964
  • Legends of Acid Jazz with George Benson, Red Holloway, Joe Dukes, Benny Golson, 1964
  • Hot Barbeque with George Benson, Red Holloway, Joe Dukes, 1965
  • Tobacco Road with Red Holloway, Joe Dukes, JJ Jackson, Frederick Berry, Bobby Christian, Roland Faulkner, King Kolax, Johnny Guitar Watson, Danny Turner, Lonnie Simmons, 1966
  • The Natural Thing with Phil Upchurch, 1968
  • Moon Rappin ' with Joe Dukes, Jean DuShon, Jerry Bird, Bill Phillips, 1969
  • Down Home Style by Charlie Freeman, Jay Arnold, Sammy Greason, 1969
  • To Seek a New Home with Jimmy Witherspoon, Dick Morrissey, Terry Smith, 1970 - Blue Note
  • Who Knows What Tomorrow's Gonna Bring? with Joe Beck, Ray Draper, Olu Dara, Randy Brecker, Dick Griffin, Paul Griffin, Tony Levin, Mike Mainieri, Donald McDonald, Jon Pierson, 1970
  • Another Real Good'un with Cecil Brooks III, John Hart, Houston Person, Cecil Bridgewater, Randy Johnston, Ron Bridgewater, Buddy Williams, 1989
  • Color Me Blue by George Benson, Ron Eschete, Red Holloway, Phil Upchurch, Joe Dukes, Kevin Axe, Denise Perrier, 1991
  • Brother Jack McDuff Live! with George Benson, Red Holloway, Joe Dukes, Harold Vick, 1994
  • The Heatin 'System with John Hart, Andrew Beals, Larry Grenadier, Dick Oatts, Rudy Petschauer, Jerry Weldon, 1994
  • That's the Way I Feel About It by John Hart, Andrew Beals, Rudy Petschauer, Chris Potter, Kip Reed, Jerry Weldon, 1996
  • The Last Goodun ' with Gene Ammons, George Benson, Larry Gales, Red Holloway, Bill Jennings, Bobby Donaldson, Charles Davis, Joe Dukes, Montego Joe, Buster Cooper, Eddie Diehl, Wendell Marshall, Harold Vick, Danny Turner, 2002