The Instantly Recognizable Alto Sound of Jackie McLean
Alto saxophonist Jackie McLean is on fire for this 1988 version of Quadrangle, which he originally recorded in 1959 for “JACKIE’S BAG” (Blue Note). The rest of the band on this Mt. Fuji Blue Note Festival is Wallace Roney, Horace Parlan, Peter Washington and Kenny Washington.View Video
Jackie McLean – Jackie’s Bag
Marc Myers provides a fascinating analysis of the superb Jackie McLean album “Jackie’s Bag”, one of those rare Blue Note sessions drawn from two different recording sessions. Beyond Marc’s remarks, I have to add that this album really represented a major growth period for McLean, especially as a composer. “Appointment in Ghana” is a perfect case in point.
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