Lee Morgan: Lee-way

Petere 28/01/2012

This album is unique within Lee Morgan’s vast and rich Blue Note discography. With then current employer Art Blakey, band mate Bobby Timmons on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Jackie McLean on alto saxophone, the trumpeter abandons time…

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Jackie McLean: Jackies Bag

Petere 28/01/2012

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…

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Jackie McLean: Capuchin Swing

Petere 28/01/2012

This is pure exceptional hard bop by Jackie McLean with Blue Mitchell, Walter Bishop, Jr., Paul Chambers and Art Taylor with all the wonderful elements of any classic Blue Note album: memorable compositions, strong solos and great feeling. But Capuchin…

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