Tag Archive: Jackie McLean

Jackie McLean Quintet – Lights Out! (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jackie McLean Quintet - Lights Out! (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jackie McLean Quintet – Lights Out! (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.87 GB (ISO) + 829 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CPRJ 7035 SA | Genre: Jazz

Altoist Jackie McLean’s second session as a leader is reissued on this CD. The music that he makes with trumpeter Donald Byrd, pianist Elmo Hope, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Art Taylor is essentially hard bop with fairly simple (or in some cases nonexistent) melody statements preceding two romps through the “I Got Rhythm” chord changes, a pair of blues, a thinly disguised “Embraceable You” and a straightforward version of “A Foggy Day.” Enjoyable if not really essential music from the up-and-coming altoist.Read More

Jackie McLean Quintet Introducing Bill Hardman – Jackie’s Pal (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jackie McLean Quintet Introducing Bill Hardman - Jackie's Pal (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jackie McLean Quintet Introducing Bill Hardman – Jackie’s Pal (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.70 GB (ISO) + 742 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CPRJ 7068 SA | Genre: Hard Bop

Here was Bill Hardman, who he introduced into a quintet with Mal Waldron (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums). Hardman’s hot breaking tone sounds a bit less forceful than on his (soon-to-be) later work with The Messengers, but it was already identifiable…Chambers has some exciting bowed spots, Mal Waldron was a bit bland and while Jones’ drumming fills the role, it missed the push Art Taylor’s drumming seemed to invite so often with McLean.Read More