Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Jackie McLean “Lights Out!”

Jackie McLean

Lights Out!
( LP Prestige Records, 1956 )
Catalog # PRLP 7035

01 Lights Out
02 Up
03 Lorraine
04 A Foggy Day
05 Kerplunk
06 Inding

Personnel & Notes:
Donald Byrd (tp)
Jackie McLean (as)
Elmo Hope (p)
Doug Watkins (b)
Art Taylor (d)
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Hackensack, NJ, January 27, 1956
Also issued on New Jazz NJLP 8263
entitled “Lights Out”: Prestige PR 7757;
on Fantasy OJC 426, OJCCD 426-2;
and part of Prestige P 24076

Altoist Jackie McLean’s second session as a leader. The music that he makes with trumpeter Donald Byrd, pianist Elmo Hope, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Art Taylor is essentially hard bop with fairly simple (or in some cases nonexistent) melody statements preceding two romps through the “I Got Rhythm” chord changes, a pair of blues, a thinly disguised “Embraceable You” and a straightforward version of “A Foggy Day.” Enjoyable if not really essential music from the up-and-coming altoist.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

By Rob

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giocherellone said...


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