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Jacknife: The Music Of Jackie McLean

Read "The Music Of Jackie McLean" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


If you ask any well-informed jazz fans and performers about the legacy of Jackie McLean, you're likely to be met with a response that focuses on one or two specific areas: his work as a mentor-educator and/or his playing on a number of classic Blue Note dates from the '60s. But how many will mention the ...

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Jacknife

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2002
Track listing: On The Nile; Climax; Soft Blue; Jacknife; Blue Fable

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Jackie McLean: Jacknife

Read "Jacknife" reviewed by Robert Gilbert


In a string of Blue Note albums during the 1960s, alto saxophonist Jackie McLean documented his efforts to incorporate elements of the Avant-garde with his own brand of mainstream jazz. Starting with Let Freedom Ring, McLean embraced modality and wasn’t sheepish to use honks and squeaks in his solos. This 1965 session, newly reissued as part ...


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