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6 hours ago, soulpope said:

Challenging and fierce .... outstanding nevertheless ....

Yes, I love this record also, IMHO one of the best.

I like all the stuff on BN from the 60´s that´s a bit more between post bop and avantgarde, for example this one: Though Bobby Hutcherson is the leader of the date, there´s no originals written by him, but a fantastic group with Freddie Hubbard, and I admire Sam Rivers, he always fascinated me. And Andrew Hill, especially his compositon "Catta" and the bonus track "Jasper" , Richard Davis is very strong, and Joe Chambers is a great drummer

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18 hours ago, Peter Friedman said:

Though many here seem to consider this one of Jackie's best recordings. I am a very big fan of Jackie McLean, but this is not one of my favorites.

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The strange cover, untypical for BN always reminded me of the covers on Miles DAvis albums from the early 70´s, like "Live Evil". But I´m not discussing album covers, the music is great, Jack DeJohnette is fantastic , and it´s one of my favourite Jackie McLean albums also, together with "One Step Beyond", "Destination Out", "Let´s Freedom Ring"....... all of them.....

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5 minutes ago, Gheorghe said:

Yes, I love this record also, IMHO one of the best.

I like all the stuff on BN from the 60´s that´s a bit more between post bop and avantgarde, for example this one: Though Bobby Hutcherson is the leader of the date, there´s no originals written by him, but a fantastic group with Freddie Hubbard, and I admire Sam Rivers, he always fascinated me. And Andrew Hill, especially his compositon "Catta" and the bonus track "Jasper" , Richard Davis is very strong, and Joe Chambers is a great drummer

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The strange cover, untypical for BN always reminded me of the covers on Miles DAvis albums from the early 70´s, like "Live Evil". But I´m not discussing album covers, the music is great, Jack DeJohnette is fantastic , and it´s one of my favourite Jackie McLean albums also, together with "One Step Beyond", "Destination Out", "Let´s Freedom Ring"....... all of them.....

 

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This CD reissue contains the title album plus the album So Doggone Good, which I think had an even better album cover:

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The albums are a mixed lot.  I'm still left wondering WTF about the nearly 14 minute long "Miss Ann, Lisa, Sue And Sadie" (with a string quartet arranged by Billy Ver Planck) in which Sonny Stitt does not even appear for the first 3/4 of the song.  I looked forward to hearing one of my musical heroes interpret the work of another one of my heroes, but this recording or Randy Newman's "Living Without You" goes nowhere.  But I really liked a couple of Stitt originals, especially "Orange Ashtray".  Unlike many other Fantasy 2-on-1 CD reissues I have had, this one does not replicate the liner notes from the original albums (if there were any), but has a new essay (circa 2002 when this disc was reissued) written by Michael Rozek and which includes recollections of Sonny Stitt by Hank Jones, Todd Barkan and Eric Alexander.

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3 hours ago, Matthew said:

Last Exit: Headfirst Into The Flames -- Live in Europe

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Love that album.

And this one, which is one of my desert island discs. It has been discussed here recently, but I didn't know that when I chose this one tonight:

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Bobby Hutcherson - Dialogue (BN McMaster)

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