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
1956Jackie's PalJackie McLean2
1956Lights Out!Jackie McLean3
1957McLean's SceneJackie McLean5
1959New SoilJackie McLean3
1959Swing, Swang, Swingin’Jackie McLean2
1960Capuchin SwingJackie McLean3
1960Jackie's BagJackie McLean4
1961A Fickle SonanceJackie McLean3
1961BluesnikJackie McLean3
1963Let Freedom RingJackie McLean4
1963One Step BeyondJackie McLean3
1963VertigoJackie McLean4
1964Destination... Out!Jackie McLean5
1965It’s Time!Jackie McLean2
1965JacknifeJackie McLean3
1965The DealersMal Waldron with John Coltrane / Jackie McLean / Paul Quinichette / Frank Wess1
1966Right Now!Jackie McLean5
1967ActionJackie McLean2
1967New and Old GospelJackie McLean3
1968’Bout SoulJackie McLean2
1970Demon's DanceJackie McLean3
1973AltissimoGary Bartz, Lee Konitz, Charlie Mariano, Jackie McLean1
1975AntiquityJackie McLean & Michael Carvin2
1976A Ghetto LullabyJackie McLean1
1977The Jackie McLean QuintetJackie McLean3
1978HipnosisJackie McLean Quintet1
1979ConsequenceJackie McLean2
1980Street SingerJackie McLean & Tina Brooks2
1984Tippin' the ScalesJackie McLean2
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
1989Fat JazzJackie McLean2
1991Rites of PassageJackie McLean1
1992Makin' the ChangesJackie McLean2
1992Rhythm of the EarthJackie McLean2
1993The Jackie Mac Attack LiveJackie McLean2
1993Tune UpJackie McLean Quartet1
1996A Long Drink of the BluesJackie McLean4
1996Alto MadnessJackie McLean & John Jenkins2
1996Jackie McLean & Co.Jackie McLean1
1996Strange BluesJackie McLean1
1996Hat TrickJackie McLean Meets Junko Onishi1
1997Fire & LoveJackie McLean1
1997Fire and LoveJackie McLean Septet1
2000Nature BoyJackie McLean1
2005Jackie McLeanJackie McLean1

Album + Compilation

1993The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean SessionsJackie McLean1
2004Prestige ProfilesJackie McLean1
2012Eight Classic AlbumsJackie McLean1
2016The Complete Albums Collection 1955-1958Jackie McLean1

Album + Live

1962Inta Somethin'Kenny Dorham & Jackie McLean1
1974The MeetingJackie McLean & Dexter Gordon2
1974The SourceJackie McLean & Dexter Gordon2
1989Live at MontmartreJackie McLean Quartet1
1995Montmartre Summit 1973Jackie McLean & Dexter Gordon1


1979Doctor Jackyll and Mister FunkJackie McLean1

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