Jackie McLean

Tippin' The Scales (Tone Poet Series) (602435519753)

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Tippin' The Scales (Tone Poet Series)

Jackie McLean

Blue Note

602435519753

LPS 167436

602435519753

JAZZ

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LP 33,04 €

TONE POET SERIES

180gram vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jackeT

MASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL ANALOG TAPES

Jackie McLean’s 1960s Blue Note output is a fascinating body of work, especially viewed with the benefit of hindsight. In between recording 2 venturous modernist sessions -Let Freedom Ring and One Step Beyond- that would set the tone for the alto saxophonist’s future explorations, came the seemingly more conventional and relaxed quartet date Tippin’ The Scales.

Recorded in September 1962 but not released until 1979, the date featured McLean with Sonny Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Art Taylor on drums delivering a swinging hard bop set that presented 2 originals by McLean (“Tippin’ the Scales” and “Rainy Blues”) along with 3 by Clark (“Nursery Blues,” “Nicely,” and “Two For One”), as well as a tender version of Vernon Duke’s “Cabin in the Sky.”

PERSONNEL:

  • Jackie McLean (alto sax)
  • Sonny Clark (piano)
  • Butch Warren (bass)
  • Art Taylor (drums)

Recorded on September 28, 1962

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1: Tippin' The Scales
  • A2: Rainy Blues
  • A3: Nursery Blues
  • SIDE B
  • B1: Nicely
  • B2: Two For One
  • B3: Cabin In The Sky