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Blue Note 75 for 75: Lee Morgan's Charisma (1966)

Out thirty-sixth feature for Blue Note 75 for 75 is a late-period Lee Morgan album, Charisma, a record that finds the trumpeter in fine company despite semi-difficult circumstances. 226 more words


“A Foggy Day” by Jackie Mclean.

Music written by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. From Lights Out! (Prestige released July, 1956).

Yet another Gershwin wonder, rendered this time in an early hard bop style by a talented young alto saxophonist Jackie Mclean and band. 424 more words

Author Focus - Jackie McLean

I first connected with Jackie Mclean on a writers’ site when she was working her detective novel ‘Toxic’. I was impressed by her writing then and I’m thrilled that she has now been published by ThunderPoint Publishing. 1,223 more words


Winter Sun! Five nights in Tunisia!

Here’s the idea, hope you like it. Often, posts have been about this record or that artist or that label. But if we dice and slice things differently, hold the tune fixed, vary the players, instruments and timeframe, crystallise the different approach of different artists, and different fluency in the performance, may be we learn something different and extra along the way. 1,151 more words


Blue Note 75 for 75: Kenny Dorham's Una Mas (1963)

Our twenty-ninth feature for Blue Note 75 for 75 is a personal favorite: Kenny Dorham’s Una Mas. Dig the exuberance of the title track, a stunningly funky and gracious bossa-nova number that grooves like a mofo: 192 more words


Blue Note 75 for 75: Sonny Clark's Cool Struttin' (1958)

Our twenty-eighth feature for Blue Note 75 for 75 is Sonny Clark’s timeless masterpiece, Cool Struttin’:

What a magnificent tune: coolly hip and catchy with great soloing by everyone (ie. 180 more words


Beware of the Customers

My friend Jackie McLean is a fellow writer, who also used to run a pet shop. She had told me plenty of hilarious anecdotes about her workplace, so when we decided to do a blog swap (my question and answer post will appear on… 913 more words

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