Pressing Issues: Jackie McLean, Destination…Out! (1964 Blue Note mono)

Original Pressing: Blue Note, BLP 4165.1 (1964) Musicians Jackie McLean (as), Grachan Moncur, III (tbn), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Larry Ridley (b), Roy Haynes (d) Cover design: Reid Miles Liner notes: Jackie McLean Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25, 1964. My gateway to Jackie McLean was 1963's Let Freedom Ring , after which I … Continue reading Pressing Issues: Jackie McLean, Destination…Out! (1964 Blue Note mono)

Pressing Issues: Jackie McLean, It’s Time! (1978 Blue Note King Records)

Updated on 4/18/18: Retroactively changed the post title to reflect the new name for my record overview feature, "Pressing Issues." Don't ask about the feature name candidates that didn't make the cut. (Ha! No pun intended there!) Updated on 4/19/18: Included cover design and liner note credits. Original pressing: Blue Note Records, BLP 4179 & BST 84179 (1965) This one: King Records, GXK … Continue reading Pressing Issues: Jackie McLean, It’s Time! (1978 Blue Note King Records)

5 for Friday: 5 Great Jazz Musicians Born in Boston

I'm going to try this feature out and see if I like it. Every Friday at 5pm, I'll post a list of five...things. For the first one, I've assembled a list of five all-time greats born in the Boston area. The list includes: two members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, two of the greatest drummers … Continue reading 5 for Friday: 5 Great Jazz Musicians Born in Boston