Jackie McLean (jazz saxophonist)

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A highly talented alto, Jackie McLean career began early, under the influence of a few neighbours - Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Bud Powell, no less.
After some impressive interventions as a sideman, he recorded intensely for Prestige, then Blue Note during the 60's.
Serving time for bad habits, then being trashed by Blue Note like many other avant-guarde artists led him to refocus on live prestations, and education during the 70's.
A strong friendship with Charles Mingus also gave some fine moments recorded under Mingus name.
Beginner's best pick is possibly Vertigo, or the excellent and adventurous Let Freedom Ring.

Annotation last modified on 2006-05-16 22:11 UTC.



19564, 5 and 6Jackie McLean7
1957Alto MadnessJackie McLean / John Jenkins3
1957Jackie McLean & Co.Jackie McLean3
1957Mal/2Mal Waldron with Jackie McLean, John Coltrane, Idrees Sulieman, Sahib Shihab , and Bill Hardman5
1958Bird FeathersPhil Woods, Gene Quill, Jackie McLean, John Jenkins, Hal McKusick6
1959McLean’s SceneJackie McLean6
1959New SoilJackie McLean35
1959Swing, Swang, Swingin’Jackie McLean3
1960Capuchin SwingJackie McLean4
1960Jackie's BagJackie McLean6
1960Makin' the ChangesJackie McLean4
1961A Fickle SonanceJackie McLean3
1961A Long Drink of the BluesJackie McLean5
1961BluesnikJackie McLean6
1963Let Freedom RingJackie McLean49
1963One Step BeyondJackie McLean5
1964Destination… Out!Jackie McLean8
1965It’s Time!Jackie McLean13
1965The DealersMal Waldron with John Coltrane / Jackie McLean / Paul Quinichette / Frank Wess1
1966Right Now!Jackie McLean5
1967ActionJackie McLean4
1967New and Old GospelJackie McLean3
1968’Bout SoulJackie McLean2
1970Demon's DanceJackie McLean4
1973AltissimoGary Bartz, Lee Konitz, Charlie Mariano, Jackie McLean3
1973Ode to SuperJackie McLean Featuring Gary Bartz1
1975AntiquityJackie McLean & Michael Carvin2
1975JacknifeJackie McLean3
1976A Ghetto LullabyJackie McLean1
1977The Jackie McLean QuintetJackie McLean3
1978HipnosisJackie McLean Quintet1
1979ConsequenceJackie McLean3
1979Tippin’ the ScalesJackie McLean13
1980Street SingerJackie McLean & Tina Brooks2
1980VertigoJackie McLean4
1985It's About TimeMcCoy Tyner & Jackie McLean2
1986New Wine in Old BottlesJackie McLean with The Great Jazz Trio2
1987New York CallingJackie McLean & The Cosmic Brotherhood1
1987One Step BeyondJackie McLean1
1989Fat JazzJackie McLean2
1989Strange BluesJackie McLean2
1991Rites of PassageJackie McLean1
1992Rhythm of the EarthJackie McLean2
1993The Jackie Mac Attack LiveJackie McLean2
1996Hat TrickJackie McLean Meets Junko Onishi1
1997Fire and LoveJackie McLean Septet1
1997Fire & LoveJackie McLean1
2000Nature BoyJackie McLean1
2005Jackie McLeanJackie McLean1
The MeetingJackie McLean1

Album + Compilation

1978HipnosisJackie McLean1
1993The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean SessionsJackie McLean1
2004Prestige ProfilesJackie McLean1
2007Complete 1955-1957 Jackie McLean Quartet Quintet Sextet SessionsJackie McLean1
2007Complete Live At The Café BohemiaGeorge Wallington Quintet With Donald Byrd & Jackie McLean1
2012Eight Classic AlbumsJackie McLean1
2016The Complete Albums Collection 1955-1958Jackie McLean1
2020The RemastersJackie McLean1

Album + Live

1962Inta Somethin'Kenny Dorham & Jackie McLean1
1974The MeetingJackie McLean & Dexter Gordon3
1974The SourceJackie McLean & Dexter Gordon2
1987Left Alone '86Mal Waldron / Jackie McLean1
1989Live at MontmartreJackie McLean Quartet1
1995Montmartre Summit 1973Jackie McLean & Dexter Gordon1


1979Doctor Jackyll and Mister FunkJackie McLean1


2020Melodies Record Club #001: Four Tet selectsJackie McLean & Michael Carvin / Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath1

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