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Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956) [Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

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Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956) [Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CPRJ 7048 SA | 00:45:36

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.” Hybrid Mono SACD for sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series. Mini "old style" gatefold jacket packaging.

In 1956 Jackie McLean was only beginning to assert himself as a true individualist on the alto saxophone, exploring the lime-flavored microtones of his instrument that purists or the misinformed perceived as being off-key or out of tune. 4, 5 and 6 presents McLean's quartet on half the date, and tunes with an expanded quintet, and one sextet track – thus the title. Mal Waldron, himself an unconventional pianist willing to explore different sizings and shadings of progressive jazz, is a wonderful complement for McLean's notions, with bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Art Taylor the impervious team everyone wanted for his rhythm section at the time. The quartet versions of "Sentimental Journey," "Why Was I Born?," and "When I Fall in Love" range from totally bluesy, to hard bop ribald, to pensive and hopeful, respectively. These are three great examples of McLean attempting to make the tunes his own, adding a flattened, self-effaced, almost grainy-faced texture to the music without concern for the perfectness of the melody. Donald Byrd joins the fray on his easygoing bopper "Contour," where complex is made simple and enjoyable, while Hank Mobley puts his tenor sax to the test on the lone and lengthy sextet track, a rousing version of Charlie Parker's risk-laden "Confirmation." It's Waldron's haunting ballad "Abstraction," with Byrd and McLean's quick replies, faint and dour, that somewhat illuminates the darker side. As a stand-alone recording, 4, 5 and 6 does not break barriers, but does foreshadow the future of McLean as an innovative musician in an all-too-purist mainstream jazz world.

Review by Michael G. Nastos, Allmusic.com


Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956) [Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer



Jackie McLean - alto saxophone
Donald Byrd - trumpet (#3,4,6)
Hank Mobley - tenor saxophone (#4)
Mal Waldron - piano
Doug Watkins - bass
Arthur Taylor - drums

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ on July 13 (#1-3), and July 20 (#4-6), 1956.

Tracklist:

01. Sentimental Journey (10:02)
02. Why Was I Born? (5:17)
03. Contour (5:03)
04. Confirmation (11:27)
05. When I Fall in Love (5:37)
06. Abstraction (8:09)


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Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956) [Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer

Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 (1956) [Analogue Productions' Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2012] Audio CD Layer