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Jackie McLean

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6 hours ago, Mark Stryker said:

...Jackie is comfortable and tells some great stories about his youth, and you can feel his presence. Wow.

This!

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Thanks. Much appreciated.

 

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What Paul said, double for me.

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That was excellent. Thank you. I live in the Hartford area less than ten minutes way from both the University of Hartford and the Artists Collective. Jackie McLean's legacy and impact on the Hartford community is undiminished to this day.

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Enjoyed this very much - it makes a nice update/supplement to the ‘Jackie McLean on Mars’ documentary on Rhapsody Films.

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3 hours ago, bluesoul said:

Gil Noble also did a Max Roach profile on Like It Is. 

Cheers for that !

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Gil Noble did many good programs on Like It Is. I think he was on Channel 5 WNEW (before it was Fox) or Channel 7 WABC. 

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1 hour ago, paul secor said:

He was on 7 - WABC for as long as I can recall.

Sunday nights, I think, right?

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Just listening to this (from 1959) with its crazy 3-2-1 2-1 1 vamp, it would be the height of hip iff it weren't for the even heightier stuff that came after.

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4 hours ago, danasgoodstuff said:

Just listening to this (from 1959) with its crazy 3-2-1 2-1 1 vamp, it would be the height of hip iff it weren't for the even heightier stuff that came after.

This is one of my favorite Blue Note sessions by Jackie.

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I can truthfully say that for me there is no Blue Note Jackie McLean record that isn't a "stone gas" (pardon my aging vernacularism) other than 'Bout Soul. And I really, really want to like that one, just can't get there with that. Other than Miles/Columbia, what other single label has so vividly an artist's "journey" (pardon my contemporaneous vernacularism) over such a relatively lengthy period?

Perhaps a "rhetorical question" (pardon my rhetorical vernacularism), but really, that's the exception that proves the rule, if indeed it does.

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27 minutes ago, JSngry said:

I can truthfully say that for me there is no Blue Note Jackie McLean record that isn't a "stone gas" (pardon my aging vernacularism) other than 'Bout Soul. And I really, really want to like that one, just can't get there with that. Other than Miles/Columbia, what other single label has so vividly an artist's "journey" (pardon my contemporaneous vernacularism) over such a relatively lengthy period?

Perhaps a "rhetorical question" (pardon my rhetorical vernacularism), but really, that's the exception that proves the rule, if indeed it does.

What's yer prob with 'Bout Soul, the poetry the drumming or something else?  But yeah, they did a great job of documenting Jackie Mac.

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11 minutes ago, danasgoodstuff said:

What's yer prob with 'Bout Soul, the poetry the drumming or something else?  But yeah, they did a great job of documenting Jackie Mac.

I just don't feel the jelling of the group. Nothing more than that.

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1 hour ago, JSngry said:

I just don't feel the jelling of the group. Nothing more than that.

maybe not what they were going for?

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Hard for me to imagine Jackie McLean wanting an un-jellied group, but who knows?

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19 hours ago, danasgoodstuff said:

What's yer prob with 'Bout Soul, the poetry the drumming or something else?  But yeah, they did a great job of documenting Jackie Mac.

IIRC my problem with it is Scotty Holt. I heard him in a club in Chicago with Jackie at about that time, and in the course of one of Holt's "Hey, look at me, Ma!" solos, Jackie said ""ridiculous shit." I'm aware that this could well have been a term of praise, but I took it as the simple truth.

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If Holt was on multiple records and club dates wouldn't that be an indication Jackie liked his shtick?

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3 hours ago, Dan Gould said:

If Holt was on multiple records and club dates wouldn't that be an indication Jackie liked his shtick?

That's possible. It could also be that Holt was someone Jackie McLean knew and knew that he was reliable and affordable. Lots of things could come into play. Who knows? All speculation.

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4 hours ago, paul secor said:

That's possible. It could also be that Holt was someone Jackie McLean knew and knew that he was reliable and affordable. Lots of things could come into play. Who knows? All speculation.

Or that he liked everything except the solos, who likes bass solos?

 

 

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