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Lee Morgan - Lee-Way (1960)

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This album was recorded in 1960, well before Lee Morgan, among others, became straight-jacketed into providing ‘Sidewinder’-style boogaloo fluff that Alfred Lion front-loaded onto releases to try and sell a few thousand more units through the mid-60’s. 107 more words


Grachan Moncur III - Evolution (1963)

Recorded in the hours before the assassination of President Kennedy, this document foretells the haywire mood of the times with a sound that floats between waking and dreaming. 300 more words


Jackie McLean: Jackie's Bag (1959/60) Blue Note MM33

Selection: Appointment in Ghana (McLean)



Side 1: Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 18, 1959… 2,095 more words

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Confirmed Bird

A September 1992 tribute to Charlie Parker performance at Tompkins Square Park, New York City. Roy Hargrove, Jackie McLean, Billy Higgins.


Jackie McLean: Demon's Dance (1967) Blue Note: Liberty/UA - Italy

Selection: Message From Trane



Woody Shaw (trumpet, flugelhorn) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Lamont Johnson (piano) Scott Holt (bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 22, 1967… 600 more words

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Playlist - October 6, 2016 McCoy Tyner Special

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Jackie McLean's Destination... Out!

The alto-saxophonist’s recording for Blue Note documents the tensions inherent in 1960s jazz

On this day in 1963, Jackie McLean stepped into Rudy Van Gelder… 424 more words

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