Jack McDuff - Sophisticated Funk

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Jack McDuff - Sophisticated Funk
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Studio album by
 Jack McDuff
Released 1976
Recorded 1976
All Platinum Studios, Englewood, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Chess
Producer Billy Jones
Jack McDuff chronology
Magnetic Feel
Sophisticated Funk
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars


  "Sophisticated Funk" is an album by organist Jack McDuff recorded in 1976 and released on the Chess label.




The Allmusic site awarded the album 2 stars stating "This forgettable effort from Jack McDuff veers far too close to smooth jazz territory for comfort -- swapping his signature Hammond B-3 for keyboards, McDuff settles for a fusion sound suggesting a particularly tepid CTI session, with none of the swagger and groove of his most memorable records".


Track listing

All compositions by Jack McDuff and Billy Jones except as indicated

  1. "Dit Da Dit" - 6:00
  2. "Ju Ju" (Billy Jones) - 6:49
  3. "To Be Named Later" - 4:50
  4. "Summer Dream" - 4:50
  5. "Jack's Boogie" - 3:32
  6. "Mini Pads" - 5:50
  7. "Electric Surf Board" (Jack McDuff) - 5:17
  8. "Mannix Theme" (Lalo Schifrin) - 3:26



  • Jack McDuff - organ, piano, electric piano
  • Joe Farrell - saxophones, flute
  • Brian Cuomo - piano
  • Robert Banks, Walter Morris - guitar
  • Billy Jones - guitar, percussion
  • Frank Prescod - electric bass
  • Joe Corsello, Ted McKinsey, Clarence Oliver, Arnold Ramsey, Scott Schoer - drums
  • Craig Derry, Scott Saunders - congas, percussion




Jack McDuff - Sophisticated Funk

U.S. Chess ACH 19004 stereo (1976).

Album produced by Billy Jones.

This record for sale is a modern re-press of the album first released in 1976.

The vinyl record attains a Mint- grading, suggesting very few plays.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean, unmarked, and free from tears, stains or stickers.

The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minimal signs of wear.

The album cover has a strong, undamaged spine, displaying very clear, printed script.

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