3 May 2007
JACK MCDUFF - KISSES
Jack McDuff cut this hunk of funk for Sugarhill Records in 1980.This was my first exposure to Brother Jack as the album got some heavy rotation on the jazz funk scene at the time.
Here's the line up:
The Jack McDuff Heatin' System:
Gerryck King - Drums, Percussion, Vibes
Jonathon Wood - Bass
Danny Wilensky - Tenor Sax
Danny Petrow - Guitar
Jack McDuff - Organ, Piano, String Ensemble, Moog, Percussion and Vocals
Guests: Joe Farrell (soprano sax), Stanley Banks-(Keyboards), Phil Upchurch (guitar), Karl Lidral (soprano & tenor saxophones)
This album is very much of the time although listening to it again whilst ripping it I felt it had aged quite well-or is it that so much funky fusion these days is just very retrogressive? Anyway the tunes for me were(and still are)"Pocket Change","Nasty" and "Tunisian Affair".
Ripped from the original vinyl at 320-no reissues.
And thanks again to Jazz Neko in Okinawa for the last couple of cover pictures.