Complete 1955-1957 Quartet, Quintet & Sextet Sessions (6-CD Box Set)
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Jackie McLean

Complete 1955-1957 Quartet, Quintet & Sextet Sessions (6-CD Box Set)

Jazz Connections

Personnel:
Jackie McLean (as), Donald Byrd, Bill Hardman, Webster Young (tp), Curtis Fuller (tb), Ray Draper (tuba), John Jenkins (as), Hank Mobley (ts), Mal Waldron, Elmo Hope, Red Garland, Wade Legge, Gil Coggins (p), Doug Watkins, Paul Chambers (b), Art Taylor, Philly Joe Jones (d)

Reference: JC 1001_6

Bar code: 8427328510011

This is a tribute to one of the most misunderstood jazzmen in the history of modern jazz and to his music. Jackie McLean belonged to the second generation of alto sax players who were greatly influenced by Charlie Parker, but it was not long before he found his own voice. His cohesive, solid phrasing and his distinct, harsh-like sonority would make him into one of the most representative jazzmen of a blues-full hard bop style.

All the sessions represented here took place in the famous studio that legendary sound engineer Rudy Van Gelder had in Hackensack, New Jersey, and features some of the most representative jazzmen of its time, including Donald Byrd, Bill Hardman, Hank Mobley, Mal Waldron, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones among others, appearing in a sequence of eight exciting albums originally cut for the Ad Lib, Prestige, New Jazz, and Jubilee labels. This 6 CD box set is a comprehensive and chronological collection of the altoist-composer first recordings as a leader, illustrated by a 20-page book let full of historic pictures and detailed sessionography.


Tracklisting:

CD 1

01. It's You Or No One
02. Blue Doll / Mood Melody
03. The Way You Look Tonight
04. Little Melonae
05. Lover Man
06. A Foggy Day
07. Kerplunk
08. Up
09. Lorraine
10. Lights Out

Total time 79:54

CD 2

01. Inding
02. Sentimental Journey
03. Why Was I Born?
04. Contour
05. When I Fall In Love
06. Abstraction
07. Sweet Doll
08. Just For Marty
09. Dee's Dilemma
10. It Could Happen To You

Total time: 77:45

CD 3

01. Su-blues
02. Steeplechase
03. Gone with the Wind
04. McLean's Scene
05. Mean To Me
06. Flickers
07. Help
08. Beau Jack
09. Mirage

Total time:79:58

CD 4

01. Minor Dream
02. Hear A Rhapsody
03. Embraceable You
04. I Never Knew
05. These Foolish Things
06. Our Love Is Here To Stay
07. I Cover the Waterfront
08. What's New
09. Old Folks
10. Bean and the Boys
11. Strange Blues
12. Outburst

Total time: 74:48

CD5

01. Bird Feathers
02. Easy Living
03. Windy City
04. Pondering
05. The Lady Is A Tramp
06. Alto Madness
07. Disciple's Love Affair
08. Millie's Pad
09. Not So Strange Blues

Total time: 73:18

CD6

01. Jackie's Ghost
02. What's New?
03. Chasin' the Bird
04. A Long Drink of the Blues
05. Filide
06. Millie's Pad
07. Two Sons
08. What Good Am I Without You?
09. Tune Up

Total time: 79:10

This compilation produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
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