Jackie McLean - 4, 5, and 6



Analogue Productions (Prestige)



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CPRJ 7048 SA
UPC: 753088704864
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Hybrid Mono SACD

Hybrid Mono SACD
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140 / 150 Gram Vinyl Record
180 Gram Vinyl Record

Hybrid Mono SACD for sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series

Mini "old style" gatefold jacket packaging

These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing an authentic, "old school" look and feel. Some people call these "mini LP" jackets.

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. Contour
4. Confirmation
5. When I Fall in Love
6. Abstraction

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

Wonderful recording, occasionally rough players

posted on 01/21/2013
4 Stars
The sonics of this SACD are extremely good, and as my wife said, it sounds like there's a band in the room with you. The band misses a step or beat or cue, here and there -- I don't think they were fully used to playing with one another. The recording quality is absolutely wonderful, and it is way cool to think that it is mono. This is some straight-up (occasionally rough) straight-ahead jazz. Very real sounding, both in terms of the excellent SACD pressing and the musicians.

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