Unlike Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff's working groups of the Sixties always contained a saxophonist, as well as an up-and-coming guitar star. As a result, McDuff was less prone to substitute guest stars for the members of his band when he entered the recording studio. He was not averse to adding special collaborators, however, and this session finds him doing so with memorable results. Kenny Burrell, who has never encountered a playing situation in which he did not sound perfect, works as well with McDuff here as he did with Smith; while Leo Wright, fresh from an important term with Dizzy Gillespie's quintet, has more than enough funk in his alto sax conception to make his own valuable contribution. The program is heavily weighted with vintage blues standards made popular by Count Basie, Erskine Hawkins, and Nellie Lutcher. The most popular tracks, though, proved to be the intense title number and the feature for McDuff regular Joe Dukes, "Soulful Drums."