Brother Jack McDuff – Tobacco Road

»Imitation, assimilation, innovation.« With these three words the great Clark Terry summed up the art of leaning musical improvisation. Salvador Dalí, the artist who melted time in his colourful and bizarre works, stated radically that a person who didn’t want to copy others would never manage to accomplish anything at all. Brother Jack McDuff did plenty of copying and refined the good old standards on his “Tobacco Road” and made them blossom anew. Jack taught himself to play the organ and went on to transform the popular melody “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” into what one might call roughened up ball house jazz, were it not for the contrary saxophone, which soars over rasping organ clusters. For Brother Jack such spiritual sounds as in “And The Angels Sing” and his somewhat slanted version of the musing, dreamy “Wade In The Water” were an absolute must. It really rocks in “Can’t Get Satisfied”, a gospel-like and delicately instrumentalised version of the blues evergreen. The organ does not necessarily always have the last word in this colourful mixture, but it is always very present as regards the sound and the distribution of the parts. And just once does McDuff let the instrument sing out on its glassy top register in “The Shadow Of Your Smile”.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.

DKK 279,00

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Album

Tobacco Road

Pladeselskab

Vinylfarve
Genre

Stil

Stregkode

4260019715746

Trackliste

A1 Teardrops From My Eyes
A2 Tobacco Road
A3 The Shadow Of Your Smile
A4 Can’t Get Satisfied
A5 Blowin’ In The Wind
B1 And The Angels Sing
B2 This Bitter Earth
B3 Alexander’s Ragtime Band
B4 Wade In The Water