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Jackie McLean | Let Freedom Ring

While listening to this album Let Freedom Ring I had to check its release date several times – 1962 – it’s unbelievably modern, Jackie McLean… 42 more words


Jackie McLean: Hipnosis (1962/67) Blue Note/ UA (1978)

Further adventures in vintage Blue-Note-on-a-Budget twofer series… with more McLean, great stuff,  and some not so good news for Hubbard fans with the “other” twofer series…read on. 976 more words

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Jackie McLean: Jacknife (1965-6) Blue Note/ UA

Leader of the pack of United Artists’ Blue Note “twofer” Reissue series. I started writing this a while back, then it slipped my attention as I went chasing Prestige. 929 more words

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On this day in jazz (December 12)

On this day in 1956, drummer Art Blakey recorded “Hard Bop” with his band, The Jazz Messengers. At this time the Messengers consisted of Bill Hardman on trumpet, the great… 166 more words


On this day in jazz (November 21)

On this day in 1963, trombonist Granchan Moncur III recorded his first album, “Evolution” at Rudy Van Gelder’s Englewood Cliffs studio. The album was highly praised, but Granchan would only record eight more albums as a leader. 127 more words


Saturday Night Tunes: New Soil

After stints playing for Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and Charles Mingus, whom he apparently once nearly stabbed in self-defense after Mingus punched him, plus a two-year (1956-7) stretch recording under his own name for Prestige, 1959’s… 354 more words

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On this day in jazz (October 05)

On this day in 1951, the great Miles Davis recorded Dig at Apex Stdio in New York City. The importance of the album is the fact that despite Miles’ creation of cool jazz just a couple of years earlier, he became indifferent to it and changed his style almost immediately and tinkered with styles that would eventually lead to the modal movement of the late fifties. 70 more words