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John Lenwood (Jackie) McLean (May 17, 1931 – March 31, 2006; some sources give 1932 as his year of birth) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and educator, born in New York City. His early recordings as leader were in the hard bop school. He later became an exponent of modal jazz and avant-garde jazz without abandoning his foundation in hard bop. Throughout his career he was known for his distinctive tone (often described with such adjectives as withering, piercing, or… read more

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  • He's the Eminem of bebop ???? What does that even mean? [2}
  • getting high on whisky and Jazz and it feels great
  • Absolutely love him ♡ ♡ ♡
  • What does that even mean?
  • He's the Eminem of bebop
  • Jackie ♡
  • great stuff
  • This is some serious jazz .... smooth as a glass of rum you paid $35 for. If you're a big loader and you unload all the music in the world, you'll love a series called "The Ultimate Jazz Archives".
  • Wow, Jacknife is indeed excellent! Well worth tracking down the second disc which apparently wasn't reissued on CD, it's on the Blue Note 64-66 sessions set. Sounds like the kind of stuff Soft Machine were listening to (and copying!) a few years later.
  • Spotify playlist [url=http://open.spotify.com/user/1124842745/playlist/7pQZRLziG9YA9x7T0z8ZzM]Jazz: Bebop, Cool, Swing, Vocal, Fusion, Modal, Stride, Dixieland, Third Stream, Big Band, Hard Bop[/url]

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