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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


On this day in jazz (September 20)

On this day in 1963, Jackie McLean recorded the album Destination… Out! at the Van Gelder Studio at Englewood Cliffs. The album consists of four songs, one of the a McLean original (“Kahlil the Prophet”)–the other three were written by the session’s trombonist, Granchan Moncur III. 95 more words


On this day in jazz (July 27)

On this day in 1956, Jackie McLean recorded his second session as a leader at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, NJ.  The work includes three original songs by Jackie, including the title song “Light’s Out” which you can hear below. 181 more words


On this day in jazz (July 20)

On this day in 1973 Jackie McLean (and Dexter Gordon) recorded a concert live at “Montmartre Jazzhus” in Copenhagen that was later released as an album entitled “The Source”. 163 more words


Blue Note 75 for 75: Freddie Redd's Redd's Blues (1961)

Our fifty-fifth feature for Blue Note 75 for 75 doubles down on Jackie McLean, guesting as a sideman on Redd’s Blues, the third-and-final Freddie Redd album for Blue Note. 475 more words