Jackie McLean

Swing, Swang, Swinging + Let Freedom Ring (99073)

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Swing, Swang, Swinging + Let Freedom Ring

Jackie McLean

American Jazz Classics

8436542013987

AJC 139092

99073

JAZZ

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Swing, Swang, Swinging + Let Freedom Ring

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CD 9,99 €

2 LPs ON 1 CD

This release presents two superb quartet LPs by the great Jackie McLean: Swing, Swang, Swingin’ (Blue Note BST84024, 1959), featuring Walter Bishop Jr. on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Art Taylor on drums, and Let Freedom Ring (Blue Note BST84106, 1962), with backing by Walter Davis Jr. on piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. While the former album showcases McLean playing mostly standards (only one tune is an original by the saxophonist) in the traditional bebop style, the second LP consists of three original and one Bud Powell tune, and focuses on modal structures and on elements of the free jazz movement which was emerging at the time.

PERSONNEL:

[1-7]: Swing, Swang, Swingin’ (4 Stars All Music Guide)
JACKIE McLEAN, alto sax
WALTER BISHOP JR., piano
JIMMY GARRISON, bass
ART TAYLOR, drums
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, October 20, 1959.

[8-11]: Let Freedom Ring ( 5 Stars Down Beat Magazine - 5 Stars All Music Guide)
JACKIE McLEAN, alto sax
WALTER DAVIS JR., piano
HERBIE LEWIS, bass
BILLY HIGGINS, drums
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, March 19, 1962.

All original sessions taped by Rudy Van Gelder and produced by Alfred Lion

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

01. What’s New?
02. Let’s Face The Music And Dance
03. Stablemates
04. I Remember You
05. I Love You
06. I’ll Take Romance
07. 116th And Lenox
08. Melody For Melonae
09. I’ll Keep Loving You
10. René
11. Omega

Total time: 76:23 min.