Thursday, February 25, 2010

JACK MCDUFF - SOPHISTICATED FUNK

JACK MCDUFF
Sophisticated Funk
Chess Records
1976

So I wanted to post up a few of my favorite Jack McDuff Albums..
I remember when Q-tip looped up Jack McDuff's "Oblighetto" for the original Scenario, and EVERYONE started looking for his albums..

I was up on him just prior to the frenzy
first of Jack's albums I ever dug up was " Sophisticated Funk"
unlike his usual Hammond organ outings, he plays electric piano on this album.

& Like many of the records i was REALLY into in that period of digging
The vibe of the album sounds very much like a Creed Taylor produced set from CTI Records

Brother to Brother's Billy Jones, who also plays guitar on the record
takes the job of arranger on this one

it includes a great remake of "Theme From Electric Surfboard",
and then of course, there's the cover..


3 comments:

Apani said...

Thank you for this!

Cleveland Jeff said...

Great album art was always better on vinyl.

Anonymous said...

Now that's some artwork.
Thanks again
Bane

SOME MUSIC FOR YOU!!!