Brother Jack McDuff was already a well-established and prolific organist who led his own soul jazz bands throughout the 1960s when he came to Blue Note Records in 1969. Following his label debut Down Home Style, McDuff made one of the most creatively ambitious albums of his career with Moon Rappin', which was released in 1970. The album featured five funky, spaced-out McDuff originals including hard-grooving numbers like "Flat Backin'" and "Loose Foot", as well innovative tracks like "Moon Rappin'" and "Oblighetto", which would later be permanently ingrained into hip hop history when it was sampled by A Tribe Called Quest as the foundation of two of their all-time classic tracks: "Scenario" and "Check the Rhime".
This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
These original compositions sit in this state of flux where jazz musicians were still holding onto the swing of post-bop but slowly giving over to the rising influence of funk and R&B. The more traditional side wins out here but when McDuff and his bandmates decide to wander into more psychedelic territory, as on the title track, the mood becomes electric.
- Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
- 180g Vinyl
- All-Analog Pressing
- Mastered by Kevin Gray from the Original Master Tapes
- Manufactured at Optimal in Germany
- Gatefold Jacket
|Brother Jack McDuff||organ|
|Bill Phillips||tenor sax, flute|
|Richard Davis||electric bass|
- Flat Backin'
- Moon Rappin'
- Made in Sweden
- Loose Foot