Jackie McLean: Hipnosis (1962/67) Blue Note/ UA (1978)

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Further adventures in vintage Blue-Note-on-a-Budget twofer series… with more McLean, great stuff,  and some not so good news for Hubbard fans with the “other” twofer series…read on. Selection 1: Slow Poke Artists: Grachan Moncur III (trombone) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Lamont Johnson … Continue reading

Archie Shepp: The Way Ahead (1968) Impulse/ EMI

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Selection 1: Damn If I Know (The Stroller) – (Walter Davis Jr) ,  ,  , The blues gets an unmistakable Shepp makeover, mixing bursts of free solo improvisation with the aggression of a screaming banshee, within a traditional harmonic twelve bar foundation. It’s The … Continue reading

Jackie McLean: One Step Beyond (1963) Blue Note

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Selection: Saturday and Sunday (McLean) Artists Grachan Moncur III (trb) Jackie McLean (as) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Eddie Khan (b) Anthony Williams (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 30, 1963 Music In the early Sixties a group of … Continue reading

Wayne Shorter: All Seeing Eye (1965) Blue Note

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Selection: Chaos (Shorter) Mono: Stereo Artists Freddie Hubbard (t, flh) Alan Shorter (flh) Grachan Moncur III (trb) James Spaulding (as) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Joe Chambers (d)  recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 15, … Continue reading

Herbie Hancock My Point of View (1963) Blue Note

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Track Selection 1: King Cobra (Hancock) Track Selection 2: Tribute to Someone (Hancock) Artists Donald Byrd (t) Grachan Moncur III (trb) Hank Mobley (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Grant Green (g) Chuck Israels (b) Tony Williams (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood … Continue reading

Jackie McLean Destination… Out! (1963) Blue Note

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Record pictures updated June 8, 2017, updated June 10, 2017. This record deserves better than what I was able to do five years ago. LJC Track Selection 1: Kahlil the Prophet (Mclean) correct track … …” Using a hard bop lyric … Continue reading

Grachan Moncur III: Some Other Stuff (1964) Blue Note

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    Selection: Thandiwa Artists Grachan Moncur III (tb) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Cecil McBee (b) Tony Williams (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 6, 1964 Grachan Moncur III Pocket Bio (selected quotes I … Continue reading

Joe Henderson The Kicker (1967) Milestone

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Track Selection: Mo Joe (Henderson) Selection 2: Nardis (Miles Davis) Artists Mike Lawrence (tp) Grachan Moncur III (tb) Joe Henderson (ts) Kenny Barron (p) Ron Carter (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, August 10, 1967 Music If there was … Continue reading

Archie Shepp “Mama Too Tight” (1966)

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Track Selection: “Theme for Ernie” > Artists Archie Shepp (ts) Tommy Turrentine (t) Grachan Moncur III (trmb) Roswell Rudd (trmb) Howard Johnson (tuba) Perry Robinson (clar) Charlie Haden (b) Beaver Harris (d) All star cast in addition to Shepp’s regular band, recorded 1966. Music All … Continue reading