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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 .
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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Dynasty Jackie McLean Quintet 2
1994 Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz Masters Various Artists 2
1999 Blue 'N' Groovy, Volume 2: Mostly Modal Various Artists 1
2002 New York, New York: The City In Song, Volume 2 Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 One Night With Blue Note Preserved, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1989 Jazz-Club: Alto Sax Various Artists 1
1989 Blue Note 50th Anniversary Collection, Volume 2: 1956-1965 The Jazz Message Various Artists 1
1991 Bird Feathers Various Artists 1
1991 Blue Note 50th Anniversary Collection, Volume 2: 1956-1965, The Jazz Message Various Artists 1
1991 Excerpts from the Story Thus Far... And to Come Joey DeFrancesco 1
1991 Jazz Hot & Blue: Blue Note Plays the Music of Cole Porter Various Artists 1
1992 Blue Berlin: Blue Note Plays the Music of Irving Berlin Various Artists 1
1993 Afro Blue Various Artists 1
1994 The Jamaican Beat Various Artists 1
1996 POP - Jazz Vol.2 Various Artists 1
1996 Blue York Blue York Various Artists 1
1997 Blue Break Beats, Volume 3 Various Artists 4 1
1997 Blue Note Festival 97 Various Artists 1
1997 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Various Artists 2
1998 The Blue Series Sampler, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 Big Beat Jazz Various Artists 1
1999 The Blue Note Years, Volume 2: The Jazz Message Various Artists 1
1999 The Blue Note Years, Volume 5: The Avant Garde Various Artists 1
2001 A Blue Conception Various Artists 1
2001 Blue TV: Blue Note Takes a Commercial Break Various Artists 1
2001 Jazz Standards on Blue Note Various Artists 1
2002 Blue Note Plays Gershwin Various Artists 1
2003 Living Style Jazz Various Artists 1
2003 Classic Jazz: The Sixties, Take Two Various Artists 1
2003 Jazz History, Volume 3: Avant Garde 1963-1968 Various Artists 1
2003 Pure Cool Various Artists 1
2004 Jazz for Sale: Prestige Various Artists 1
2004 Battle of Saxes, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2005 The Ultimate Jazz Archive Various Artists 43
2006 Sidetracks Vol. 7 - That's Blue! + Painters Talking Various Artists 1
2007 Vintage Grooves Funk, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2008 The Encyclopedia of Jazz, Part 5/5: Modern Jazz - Cool Jazz Various Artists 1
2008 Blue Note Plays Bossa Nova Various Artists 1
2008 Jazz Signatures, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2010 Blue Note: Collectors Edition Various Artists 1
2010 100 Best of Blue Note Various Artists 2
2011 50 Best of Blue Note Various Artists 1
2011 The 100 Best Jazz Tunes of the 1950's Various Artists 1
2012 Blue Note Beach Classics Presented By José Padilla Various Artists 1
2014 Out of the Blue Various Artists 1
2014 Le Meilleur de Blue Note: 50 titres de légende Various Artists 1
2014 Uncompromising Expression Various Artists 1
Basic Jazz, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Lovers Jazz Various Artists 1
Montreal Jazz Fest 97 Compilation Various Artists 1
RCA Victor Jazz/The First Half-Century: The 60's (RCA Victor Jazz/The First Half-Century: The 60's) Various Artists 1
RVG Remasters Sampler, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Saxophone Anthology Various Artists 1
Un toque de Jazz (Y una nota azul) Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 From the Newport Jazz Festival: Tribute to Charlie Parker Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Blow for Jazz Various Artists 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 CDEELDERBOX Various Artists 1

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