Destination Out Jackie Mclean

Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956) [Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CPRJ 7048 SA | 00:45:36

This LP for Prestige helped establish alto sax giant McLean on the jazz scene. He was joined by trumpeter Donald Byrd (who shines with the altoist on Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation”) and tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley (also bopping hard on the tune), in a date solidified by McLean’s rhythm section: Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass and Arthur Taylor on drums. McLean also plays ballads, including Waldron’s sublime tune “Abstraction.” Writing in the original notes, Ira Gitler said, ”Jackie McLean is musically coming of age. His playing, out of Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins, has become a personalized, more individual voice in 1956 and he has not lost any of the basic emotion, swinging qualities that help his style live up to the second syllable of his last name so well.” Hybrid Mono SACD for sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series. Mini "old style" gatefold jacket packaging.
Jackie McLean - Lights Out! (1956) [Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2013] Audio CD Layer

Jackie McLean - Lights Out! (1956) [Remastered 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CPRJ 7035 SA | 00:46:10

A perpetual favorite among Jackie McLean’s earlier recordings, Lights Out finds the hard-swinging young alto saxophonist in 1956 still very much under the wing of Charlie Parker, who had died less than a year earlier. Yet McLean was beginning to find ways out of the seductive artistic security of Bird imitations. For one thing, he was experimenting with tonal variations. For another, he was working with Charles Mingus, and Mingus’s genius as a leader included forcing musicians to look deeply into their most cherished stylistic practices. The McLean of Lights Out is the hot young bebopper with a slightly acid edge to his sound and a solid blues foundation under everything he played. McLean and trumpeter Donald Byrd occasionally engage in the "pecking" technique of mutual improvisation they developed as members of the George Wallington Quintet. Hybrid Mono SACD for sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series. Mini "old style" gatefold jacket packaging.
Jackie McLean - New Soil (1959) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2010] Audio CD Layer

Jackie McLean - New Soil (1959) [Remastered 2010]
Mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech Mastering
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included | 00:45:01
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions/Blue Note | # CBNJ 84013 SA

New Soil wasn't the first session Jackie McLean recorded for Blue Note, but it was the first one released, and as the title suggests, the first glimmerings of McLean's desire to push beyond the limits of bop are already apparent. They're subtle, of course, and nowhere near as pronounced as they would be in just a few years' time, but – as with the 1959 material later issued on Jackie's Bag – hints of Ornette Coleman's stream-of-consciousness melodic freedom are beginning to find their way into McLean's improvisations. His playing is just a touch more angular than the ear expects, especially given the very bluesy nature of pieces like McLean's 11-minute vamp "Hip Strut," and pianist Walter Davis, Jr.'s infectious boogie-woogie "Greasy." Coleman's influence is most apparent on McLean's "Minor Apprehension," where the freewheeling, Coleman-esque main theme is paralleled by trumpeter Donald Byrd in a definite nod to Don Cherry. What's more, drummer Pete LaRoca takes a surprisingly free solo of significant length toward the end of the track.
Jackie McLean - Lights Out (1956) [Analogue Productions 2013] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Jackie McLean - Lights Out (1956) [APO Remaster 2013]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 46:07 minutes | Scans included | 1,4 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 949 MB

Altoist Jackie McLean's second session as a leader is reissued on this SACD. The music that he makes with trumpeter Donald Byrd, pianist Elmo Hope, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Art Taylor is essentially hard bop with fairly simple (or in some cases nonexistent) melody statements preceding two romps through the "I Got Rhythm" chord changes, a pair of blues, a thinly disguised "Embraceable You" and a straightforward version of "A Foggy Day". Enjoyable if not really essential music from the up-and-coming altoist.
Jackie McLean - Strange Blues (1957) {Prestige OJCCD-354-2, rel 1989}

Jackie McLean - Strange Blues (1957) {Prestige OJCCD-354-2, rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 190 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 89 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 1989 Prestige/ Fantasy / OJC | OJCCD-354-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

The last of the Jackie McLean Prestige sessions, this LP has material from two different sets, but fortunately, the music is on a higher level than one might expect of "leftovers." "Strange Blues" is from a marathon quartet set that McLean had with pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Arthur Phipps, and drummer Art Taylor, as is a rendition of "What's New" that is an alternate version to the one included on Makin' the Changes. In addition, "Disciples Love Affair" and "Millie's Pad" match McLean with the tuba of Ray Draper (who contributed both songs), trumpeter Webster Young, pianist John Meyers, bassist Bill Salter, and drummer Larry Ritchie, while the incomplete "Not So Strange Blues" is all McLean on an explosive blues with the rhythm section. A generally strong set chiefly recommended to Jackie McLean completists.
Jackie McLean - 4, 5 And 6 (1956/2007/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Jackie McLean - 4, 5 And 6 (1956/2007/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 45:22 minutes | 565 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Rudy Van Gelder Remaster - 2006

This was McLean's third album as leader and second for Prestige. The LP at the time helped to establish McLean on the jazz scene. This album of ballads and burners features sax man Jackie McLean in various small-group combinations. He is joined on three numbers by Hank Mobley and on two numbers by Donald Byrd (one of those numbers also including Mobley). The other three cuts are jazz quartets. Thus, the album title refers to the three personnel configurations used over the two recording dates.
The Jackie McLean Quintet - Dynasty (1988) {Triloka TR 8002-2 rel 2000}

The Jackie McLean Quintet - Dynasty (1988) {Triloka TR 8002-2 rel 2000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 467 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 166 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1988, 2000 Triloka / Gold Circle Ent. | TR 8002-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

This is one of the great Jackie McLean albums. After nearly a decade away from recording, the veteran altoist teamed up with his son, René McLean (who triples on tenor, soprano, and flute), pianist Hotep Idris Galeta, bassist Nat Reeves, and drummer Carl Allen for a very passionate and high-powered live set. Whether it be originals by René (including "J. Mac's Dynasty") or Galeta, a very intense version of "A House Is Not a Home," or Jackie's "Bird Lives," this is dynamic and consistently exciting music. The go-for-broke solos (which transcend any easy categories) and Jackie's unique sharp tone make this an essential CD, one of the top recordings to be released in 1990.

Jackie McLean - 4, 5 And 6 (1956) {2001 20bit K2 Super Coding}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at May 12, 2016
Jackie McLean - 4, 5 And 6 (1956) {2001 20bit K2 Super Coding}

Jackie McLean - 4, 5 And 6 (1956) {2001 20bit K2 Super Coding}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 178 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 101 mb
Genre: jazz

4, 5 And 6 is the 1956 album by Jackie McLean. Originally released by Prestige Records. this CD was released by Fantasy Jazz on 13 March, 2001 (almost six months before 9/11) and was renastered by Shigeo Miyamoto under supervision of Tamaki Beck, utilizing the 20bit K2 Super Coding system. Only 10,000 copies of this were pressed.
A.B. Spellman - Quattro vite jazz. Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Nichols, Jackie Mclean

A.B. Spellman - Quattro vite jazz. Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Nichols, Jackie Mclean
Italian | Minimum Fax | 2013 | ISBN: 8875214832 | 267 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Attraverso i case studies di quattro musicisti geniali ma spesso avversati dai contemporanei perché considerati troppo "difficili" o "sperimentali" - i pianisti Cecil Taylor e Herbie Nichols, i sassofonisti Ornette Coleman e Jackie McLean - Spellman offre un resoconto aspro e disincantato del conflitto tra le esigenze dell'entertainment e quelle dell'integrità artistica, tra le asfissie del mercato discografico e gli orizzonti potenzialmente infiniti della ricerca musicale. Ciò che emerge da queste pagine, nel vivido racconto in prima persona dei protagonisti, è una vicenda di battaglie quotidiane per la sopravvivenza, fra difficoltà economiche, droghe e discriminazioni razziali; ma anche una storia di speranza e solidarietà, di inaspettati riscatti e rari, luminosi successi…

Cory Weeds - Condition Blue: The Music of Jackie McLean (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 13, 2015
Cory Weeds - Condition Blue: The Music of Jackie McLean (2015)

Cory Weeds - Condition Blue: The Music of Jackie McLean (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 429 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:01:12
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Cellar Live Records | # CL111214

Among the many saxophonists who have been influenced by the Hall of Fame composer, arranger, educator and alto master Jackie McLean, three stand out: alto sax prodigy Christopher Hollyday, Dr. Steve Lehman, and now composer, arranger, alto/tenor saxist, and Canadian jazz scene impresario Cory Weeds. All three of these musicians were able to develop their own styles. This recording harkens back not only to McLean’s days at Blue Note records, but to countless past and present saxophone-organ-guitar-drum combos that have a special place in the hearts of many jazz fans. This is an enjoyable blowing session of the first water that McLean himself might have delighted in as this potent quartet gives their own interpretation of some of his compositions. Joining Weeds in this tribute are master guitarist Peter Bernstein, first-rate organist Mike LeDonne, and drum master Joe Farnsworth. Three songs of this tribute are from the McLean “Consequence” session with Lee Morgan.