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Labor Day by John McLean

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Album Title: Parts Unknown
Label: Origin Records
Released: 2017

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Fiona's Comments

After a day of feels for the Forth, here's a tune that resolves all loose ends. A perfect end credit score for a happy ending movie.

About the Album

Each important members of Chicago's jazz scene for two decades, guitarist McLean and bassist Sommers further solidified their musical rapport through touring and recording with vocalist Kurt Elling over the last several years. The seeds of "Parts Unknown" were planted after a Chicago performance of the duo with the dynamic New York vibist Joe Locke. Enlisting Chicago drummer Xavier Breaker, the group ended up recording this set of original, slippery, joyous and eclectic modern jazz gems. "...Clark Sommers plays with a rock-bottom, infectious groove...securely steeped in the jazz tradition." - JAZZ.COM

Song Listing

Blondie Roundabout; Labor Day; Time Window; Parts Unknown; Safe And Sound (At The Edge Of The Milky Way); All Alone; Farther From That; Last Call.

Personnel

John McLean
guitar

Additional Personnel

John McLean: guitar; Clark Sommers: bass; Joe Locke: vibraphone; Xavier Breaker: drums.

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Date featured

September 4, 2017

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