Jackie Mclean

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.
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)

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.
Jackie McLean - New Soil (1959) [Analogue Productions 2010] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

Jackie McLean - New Soil (1959) [APO Remaster 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:46 minutes | Scans included | 1,36 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 952 MB
Jackie McLean - Capuchin Swing (1960) [Analogue Productions 2008] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956) [APO Remaster 2008]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:43 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,2 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 801 MB
Jackie McLean - Capuchin Swing (1960/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Jackie McLean - Capuchin Swing (1960/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:38 minutes | 1,73 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Capuchin Swing is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded in 1960 and released on the Blue Note label.
Jackie McLean - Let Freedom Ring (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Jackie McLean - Let Freedom Ring (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:09 minutes | 1,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Featuring Jackie McLean on alto sax, Walter Davis Jr. on piano, Herbie Lewis on bass and Billy Higgins on drums, Let Freedom Ring has been widely acclaimed as core collectors album. Recorded in 1962, just prior to the trailblazing album One Step Beyond, this release marked the beginning of a shift toward a more modern sound for McLean.