Jackie McLean - Jackie's Bag


Label:

Analogue Productions (Blue Note)

Genre:

Jazz

Product No.:
ABNJ 84051
UPC: 753088405112
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

45 RPM Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2

45 RPM    



Analogue Productions' Blue Note and Nat "King" Cole Reissues WIN A Positive Feedback 2010 Brutus Award!
"...if you haven't picked up every one of the Blue Note and Nat King Cole reissues from Chad Kassem and company at Acoustic Sounds, you're really missing out!" - David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback, Issue 52

"There's no lack of fire in Jackie McLean's Jackie's Bag...Splitting the record's six tracks between two different groups, excepting Paul Chambers on bass, McLean shows exceptional talents as composer, arranger, and soloist in a series of rhythmically complex tunes that leave you just enough off guard...The sound is open and holographic; drums and bass are very well captured, and the horn's balance sweetness and bite." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, June/July 2009

 

"These are simply amazing pressings. I have no regrets whatsoever about signing up for this subscription. The folks I'd invited over last Saturday are by no means audiophiles, but they couldn't believe that they were listening to vinyl, or that recordings that were 40+ years old could sound so good. I'm working hard to turn them into vinyl converts. These discs are the icing on the cake!" – Tim Bingaman, Acoustic Sounds customer

"…As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their hands…Back home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent me…I hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud." – Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008

"...these first five Acoustic Sounds Blue Note re-issues are pure bop genius...The best news is that Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman were keen enough to do nothing more than gently clean up the masters, bringing us even closer to the hard bop edge. The 45 rpm pressings that I received were all super quiet with every last drop of resolution from the master tapes. I had almost forgotten just how good Paul Chambers and Phil Joe were together as the backbone of these groups. I've always loved this music but I didn't remember it sounding this good! Hank Mobley offers us some brilliant sax bits on one of Kenny Dorham's finest recordings, Whistle Stop and Dexter Gordon's performance blew me away as well. The biggest surprise were the Lee Morgan records. I suggest turning these up loud, since they possess unlimited energy and some hooks that will knock you out. Amazing! Just a small warning: Once you start playing these Blue Note recordings you will be hooked. The good news is that Acoustic Sounds is working on at least 20 more of these jazz gems. So make sure your turntable has a setting for 45 rpm, clean your stylus occassionally, and get ready to be transported to nirvana." - Dan Babineau, Tone Audio, No. 14 2008, www.tonepublications.com

In terms of composition, leadership and playing, this is probably Jackie McLean's greatest album, culled from two different sessions, separated by 20 months. A sextet session with Tina Brooks and Blue Mitchell.

Tina Brooks, sax (tenor)
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Paul Chambers, bass
Sonny Clark, piano
Kenny Drew, piano
Philly Joe Jones, drums
Jackie McLean, sax (alto)
Billy Mitchell, sax (tenor)
Blue Mitchell, trumpet
Art Taylor, drums

 



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Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Great Music, Still Funny Stereo

posted on 09/06/2008
4 Stars
You certainly can't fault the quality of the vinyl, and the sound is simply beautiul. This is one fine record! The music itself can't be beat. Great, great stuff.

However, its still a 1960 vintage RVG recording, with all the funny baffling, close miking and of course that awful piano.

On the whole though, its a great record, and a heck of a lot cheaper than trying to find an original copy. Nicely done.


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