Jackie McLean - 4, 5, and 6



Analogue Productions (Prestige)



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APRJ 7048
UPC: 753088704819
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP  
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For sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series

Cut from the analogue masters by renowned mastering engineer Kevin Gray

180-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings

Deluxe high-gloss tip-on album jacket

"Analogue Productions' 200-gram mono LP reissues of Jackie McLean's first two Prestige albums prompts us to reevaluate this hard-swinging jazzman. ... The only way McLean's bright, biting sound was ever heard to better advantage was live." Sonics = 5/5; Music = 3.5/5 — Duck Baker, The Absolute Sound, April 2013

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.”





Originally released in 1956
Jackie McLean, alto sax
Mal Waldron, piano
Doug Watkins, bass
Art Taylor, drums
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Hank Mobley, tenor saxophone

1. Sentimental Journey
2. Why Was I Born?
3. When I Fall In Love
4. Contour
5. Abstraction
6. Confirmation

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Super nice!!!

posted on 11/18/2012
5 Stars
Well, these reissues are in my wheelhouse. Going to get the whole set. The cover is perfect, and probably expensive. The static free inner sleeve is top notch. The vinyl was dead quiet. And the color insert is more interesting than what came with original. I believe early originals came with a waxy, sealed inner sleeve. Not many people know about that...would have been a nice expensive touch.

Kevin Gray(finally got a nice stamp for run out)did a splendid job!!!! Looking forward to the stereo series. All of those should sound stunning! Ervin, Dolphy, etc. Can't wait.

I'll let someone else compare to other pressings. I quit looking for perfect originals years ago. They are just changing hands for 1K plus. These are not audiophile recordings, but the product is. Think Music Matters early Blue Notes with better vinyl. The stereos should blow a lot of people away. Reason being they are great titles that have not been reissued to death.

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