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Jackie McLean

Famous for his fiery saxophone attack, Jackie McLean was a teenage protégé of Charlie Parker, sideman with Miles Davis and Charles Mingus and a trail-blazer in hard bop and free jazz. Geoffrey Smith surveys his passionate achievement.

1 hour

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Sun 19 Jun 2016 00:00

Music Played

  • Miles Davis

    Denial

    • Dig.
    • Original Jazz.
    • 3.
  • Charles Mingus

    Profile of Jackie

    • Mingus Moods - Love Chant.
    • ProperBox.
    • 4.
  • Art Blakey

    Cranky Spanky

    • Hard Bop.
    • CL1040.
    • 1.
  • Jackie McLean

    I Love You

    • Four Classic Albums.
    • AVID JAZZ.
    • 10.
  • Jackie McLean

    Minor Apprehension

    • Four Classic Albums.
    • AVID JAZZ.
    • 2.
  • Jackie McLean, Donald Byrd, Paul Chambers & Philly Joe Jones

    Appointment In Ghana

    • Jackie's Bag.
    • Blue Note.
    • 4.
  • Jackie McLean

    Drew's Blues

    • Bluesnik.
    • Blue Note.
    • 4.
  • Jackie McLean, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Lewis & Billy Higgins

    Omega

    • Let Freedom Ring.
    • Blue Label.
    • 4.
  • Jackie McLean

    Blue Rondo

    • One Step Beyond.
    • BLUE NOTE.
    • 4.

Performers:

  Title:  Denial  
  Artist: Miles Davis 
  Composers: Miles Davis 
  Album Title: Dig 
  Label:  Original Jazz Catalogue No: OJC20-005 2 
  Duration: 03’20 
  Performers: Miles Davis, trumpet; Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone; Jackie McLean, alto  saxophone; Walter Bishop, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

  Title:  Profile of Jackie  
  Artist: Charles Mingus 
  Composers: Charles Mingus 
  Album Title: Mingus Moods - Love Chant 
  Label:  ProperBox Catalogue No: Properbox188 
  Duration: 03’07
  Performers: Jackie McLean, alto saxophone; J.R. Monterose, tenor saxophone; Mal Waldron, piano; Charles Mingus, piano; Willie Jones, drums.

  Title:  Cranky Spanky
  Artist: Art Blakey 
  Composers: Bill Hardman 
  Album Title: Hard Bop 
  Label:  Columbia Catalogue No: CL1040
  Duration: 04’46 
  Performers: Bill Hardman, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto saxophone; Sam Dockery, piano; Spanky DeBrest, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

  Title:  I Love You
  Artist: Jackie McLean 
  Composers: Cole Porter 
  Album Title: Four Classic Albums 
  Label:  Avid Jazz Catalogue No: AMSC 1043 
  Duration: 05’08 
  Performers: Jackie McLean, alto saxophone; Walter Bishop Jr, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

  Title:  Minor Apprehension
  Artist: Jackie McLean 
  Composers: Jackie McLean 
  Album Title: Four Classic Albums 
  Label:  Avid Jazz Catalogue No: AMSC 1043 
  Duration: 07’31
  Performers: Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto saxophone; Walter Davis Jr, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Pete La Roca, drums. 

  Title:  Appointment in Ghana
  Artist: Jackie McLean 
  Composers: Jackie McLean 
  Album Title: Jackie's Bag 
  Label:  Blue Note Catalogue No: CDP-7461422 
  Duration:  06’56 
  Performers: Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto saxophone; Tina Brooks, tenor saxophone; Kenny Drew, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.

  Title:  Drew's Blues  
  Artist: Jackie McLean 
  Composers: Kenny Drew 
  Album Title: Bluesnik 
  Label:  Blue Note Catalogue No: CDP-7840672 
  Duration: 05’48
  Performers: Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto saxophone; Kenny Drew, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Pete La Roca, drums.

  Title:  Omega  
  Artist: Jackie McLean 
  Composers: Jackie McLean 
  Album Title: Let Freedom Ring 
  Label:  Blue Label Catalogue No: 7243 5-91895 2 9 
  Duration: 08’25
  Performers: Jackie McLean, alto saxophone; Walter Davis, piano; Herbie Lewis, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.

  Title:  Blue Rondo Jazz  
  Artist: Jackie McLean 
  Composers: Jackie McLean 
  Album Title: One Step Beyond 
  Label:  Blue Note Catalogue No: CDP-7468212 
  Duration: 04’42
  Performers: Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Jackie McLean, alto saxophone; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Eddie Khan, bass; Tony Williams, drums.

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