Mclean Jackie - Bluesnik - Remastered (CD)
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- Jazz Instrument
- Alto Sax
- Number of Discs
- Number of Items
- Media Type
- Bluesnik [RVG]
- Country of Origin
- Blue Note
- Mono / Stereo
- Record Collector (magazine) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The fizzing, rip-roaring title track is a delight, with McLean trading solos with the late great Freddie Hubbard."
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Cinema Paradiso
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Porgy & Bess: It ain't necessarily so
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Intermezzo
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Mission Impossible
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] l'Estate (Summer) III. Presto
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Dansas Espa-olas Number 5
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] L'Homme de sa vie
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Les Valseuses
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Moon River
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Smile
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Weeping Willows
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Schindler's List Theme
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Fuzjko's Waltz
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Yumeji's Theme
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Speak Softly Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Por una Cabeza - La Comparsita
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Pory & Bess: Summertime
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Innocente
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Danse Macabre
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Some Day my Prince will come
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Bluesnik
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Goin' Way Blues
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Drew's Blues
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Cool Green
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Blues Function
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Torchin'
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Goin' Way Blues - (alternate take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Torchin' - (alternate take)
- Release Date
- 12 January 2009
- 53m 41s
- South Africa
Personnel: Jackie McLean (alto saxophone); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Kenny Drew (piano); Doug Watkins (bass); Pete La Roca (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on January 8, 1961. Includes liner notes by Ira Gitler.
Personnel: Jackie McLean (alto saxophone); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Kenny Drew (piano); Doug Watkins (bass instrument, bass guitar); Pete La Roca (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Rudy Van Gelder.
Liner Note Authors: Ira Gitler; Bob Blumenthal.
Recording information: New York, NY (01/08/1961); Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (01/08/1961).
Photographer: Francis Wolff.
Alto saxophonist Jackie McLean was and remains one of the most distinctive of Charlie Parker's acolytes, with a dissonant, bittersweet tone that was his alone. McLean was also among the 1950s hard boppers that favorably took to the avant-garde innovations of Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor. On 1961's BLUESNIK, however, McLean is still tilling bop soil, though some small free influences were seeping in. Featuring greats Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) and Kenny Drew (piano), BLUESNIK is a blazing, straight-ahead set of originals with strong blues overtones. Hubbard is relatively restrained here compared to the fiery heights he'd attain a few years on, McLean is at his blues-charged best, and Doug Watkins and Pete La Roca swing urgently.
- Date Released
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Jackie McLean
- Alfred Lion; Alfred Lion; Michael Cuscuna (Reissue)
- EMI Music Distribution
- Rudy VanGelder
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