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Jackie McLean


Jackie McLean offers long had his own audio, played slightly clear with great strength; he’s recognizable within two records. McLean was mostly of the bop-oriented players of the first ’50s who explored free of charge jazz within the ’60s, widening his psychological range and sketching from the brand new music characteristics that suit his musical character. The kid of guitarist John McLean (who performed electric guitar with Tiny Bradshaw), Jackie began on alto when he was 15. As an adolescent he was close friends with such neighbours as Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, and Sonny Rollins. He produced his documenting debut with Mls Davis in 1951 and all of those other decade could possibly be regarded his apprenticeship. McLean caused George Wallington, Charles Mingus, and Artwork Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (1956-1958). He also participated on the string of jam session-flavored information for Prestige and New Jazz which, because of the abysmal pay out and his developing design, he afterwards disowned. Actually they’re pretty good but pale compared to McLean’s traditional group of 21 Blue Take note albums (1959-1967). On periods such as for example One Stage Beyond and Destination Out, McLean actually stretches and issues himself; this music is fairly primary and intense however reasonable. McLean also made an appearance being a sideman on some periods for Blue Be aware (especially with Tina Brooks, acted within the stage play THE BOND (1959-1961), and led his very own groups frequently. By 1968, nevertheless, he was getting into the jazz education field and apart from some SteepleChase information from 1972-1974 (including two conferences along with his early idol Dexter Gordon) and an outing for RCA (1978-1979), McLean was much less energetic as a new player through the ’70s. Yet, in the ’80s Jackie McLean came back to a far more energetic playing timetable (sometimes along with his kid René McLean on tenor), documenting for Triloka, Antilles, & most lately (using a renewed romantic relationship) with Blue Take note — without shedding the strength and interest of his previous days.

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Full Name Jackie McLean
Died March 31, 2006, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Profession Composer, Bandleader
Nationality American
Children René McLean
Parents John Sr. McLean
Music Groups The Jazz Messengers
Music Songs Little Melonae, Appointment In Ghana, Let's Face the Music and Dance, McLean's Scene, Melody for Melonae, Drew's Blues, Blue's Function, Das' Dat, The Three Minors, Goin' Way Blues, Yams, Dusty Foot, Isle Of Java, Don't Blame Me, Blues for Jackie, A Ballad for Doll, Cool Green, On the Lion, Melonae's Dance, Rhythm of the Earth, What's New, Torchin', Mean to Me, Blues Inn, Floogeh, Dr. Jackle, Condition Blue, Quadrangle, Ode to Super, Old Gospel, Blues in a Jiff, Revillot
Albums Destination... Out!, Let Freedom Ring, Jackie's Bag, Swing, Swang, Swingin', Bluesnik, New Soil, New and Old Gospel, Hipnosis, Capuchin Swing, Demon's Dance, A Fickle Sonance, Jackie's Pal, Vertigo, Right Now!, A Long Drink of the Blues, Action Action Action, Jackie McLean & Co., Tippin' the Scales, McLean's Scene, Strange Blues, Presenting Jackie Mclean, Alto Madness, Ode to Super, Moanin', Fat Jazz, The Complete Recordings: 1959-1962, Blue's Function, Davis Cup, Subdued, Changes, Four Classic Albums (Fat Jazz / Jackie’s Bag / New Soil / Swing, Swang, Swingin)(Digitally Remastered), (Music From) The Connection, Jazz Classics (1956-1961), Action (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition), One Step Beyond (Rudy Van Gelder Edition), One Step Beyond / Destination...Out!, Creasy, The Complete Recordings: 1955-1959, The New Tradition, The Complete Jubilee Sessions, The Source, Vol. 2, Inta Something (Remastered), Surf Riding, Let Freedom Ring / The Jackie McLean Quintet / Trippin' The Scales, Auditory Arrangement, Up!, Just for Now, Once Leisure, The Mega Collection, Our Love Is Here to Stay, The Jazz Collection Vol. 2
Movies One Night with Blue Note, The Connection

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1 Had a (disco) hit in the U.K. with 'Dr. Jackyll and Mister Funk', which reached Nr. 53 in the pop charts.
2 Was influenced by Charlie Parker and Ornette Coleman.
3 Jazz saxophonist.



Sons of Anarchy 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Matter of Degrees 1990 writer: "Little Melonae"



The Connection 1961 Sax player



Bud Powell, l'exil intérieur 1999 TV Movie documentary
One Night with Blue Note 1985 Video Himself
From Jump Street: The Story of Black Music 1980 TV Series Himself
Jackie McLean on Mars 1980 Documentary short Himself

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Smoothie 1992 Documentary Himself

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