The Covalent Bond

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

A Tribute to Jackie McLean

One of the great alto saxophonists, Jackie McLean, passed away last week at the age of 73. Jackie was a direct link back to the development of bebop, having heard Charlie Parker play when he was just a youngster. His neighbors growing up in NYC included both Bud Powell and Sonny Rollins, two legends of jazz. All of these artists heavily influenced Jackie. He appeared on some of Miles Davis early recordings, as well as working with other greats such as Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, Gene Ammons, Lee Morgan, and scores of others. His long career produced many albums, especially on Blue Note, included classics like Let Freedom Ring and Destination Out where he stretched his bluesy hard bop style to encompass the new modal and free jazz idioms. The jazz world will miss Jackie McLean. Click here to listen to Jackie's work both as a leader and sideman.

1. Lights Out - Jackie McLean
2. Conception - (bonus track) - Miles Davis/Sonny Rollins
3. Why Was I Born? - Jackie McLean
4. Vertigo - Jackie McLean
5. Outburst - Jackie McLean
6. Pithecanthropus Erectus - Charles Mingus
7. A Fickle Sonance - Jackie McLean
8. Love And Hate - Jackie McLean
9. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Jackie McLean
10. Cattin' - Gene Ammons
11. Vernestune (A.K.A. The Three Minors) - Jackie Mclean
12. Beau Jack - Jackie McLean & Co
13. 116th And Lenox - Jackie McLean
14. Cool Struttin' - Sonny Clark
15. Hootnan - Jackie McLean
16. Eco - Jackie McLean
17. Cool Green - Jackie McLean
18. Minor Apprehension - Jackie McLean
19. Quadrangle - Jackie McLean
20. D's Dilemma - The Jazz Messengers
21. Jacknife - Jackie McLean
22. Chasin' The Bird - Jackie McLean
23. Omega - Jackie McLean


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