1 x LP
( 1963 ) 2013 reissue 180g vinyl LPBluesnik is, on the surface, one of McLean's most accessible recordings, since the six songs are all blues-based. However, McLean remains quite explorative here, clearly inspired by his excellent sidemen (trumpeter Fredd
Release date: 30-06-2013 ( originally released in 1963)
2013 reissue 180g vinyl LP = Jackie McLean's slightly acidic tone on alto can be instantly identified. He perfectly symbolizes the intensity, passion, excitement and urgency of New York in the 1960s. Born in 1932 and part of the musical generation that matured in the shadow of Charlie Parker, McLean served his apprenticeship at the very top, recording with the likes of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and Art Blakey. However, Jackie McLean is best known for a brilliant series of Blue Note albums recorded from 1959-67.
Bluesnik is, on the surface, one of McLean's most accessible recordings, since the six songs are all blues-based. However, McLean remains quite explorative here, clearly inspired by his excellent sidemen (trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Pete La Roca). McLean stretches himself, showing every side of the blues. The results are exceptional to say the least.
A2 Goin' 'way Blues
A3 Drew's Blues
B1 Cool Green
B2 Blues Function
Jackie McLean - Alto Saxophone
Freddie Hubbard - Trumpet
Kenny Drew - Piano
Doug Watkins - Bass
Pete La Roca - Drums
Original Albums Produced By Alfred Lion