Sophisticated Funk

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Sophisticated Funk
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[1]

Sophisticated Funk is an album by organist Jack McDuff recorded in 1976 and released on the Chess label.[2]


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".[1]

Track listing[edit]

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



  1. ^ a b Ankeney, J. Allmusic Review, January 24, 2013
  2. ^ Jack McDuff discography accessed January 24, 2013