Jackie McLean & Co.

Jackie McLean

Jackie McLean Co
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    1. Flickers 6:59
    2. Help 8:43
    3. Minor Dream 7:48
    4. Beau Jack 11:26
    5. Mirage 9:50

McLean and Bill Hardman were, at the time, frontliners in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. On three of the five numbers they are joined by Ray Draper, then a 16-year-old tuba player making his recording debut. “Flickers” (Mal Waldron), “Help” (Doug Watkins), and “Minor Dream” (by Draper himself) are all in minor keys and have a misterioso air. The quintet-only “Beau Jack,” a funky blues, and “Mirage,” a bittersweet ballad, leaven things thereafter. Hardman displays a delicacy with a mute and McLean shows–for all the comparisons with Bird–a strong Sonny Rollins influence. Draper’s murder in 1983, by a street criminal, put an end to what was the beginning of a comeback after years of personal struggle.

with Ray Draper, Bill Hardman, Mal Waldron, Doug Watkins, Arthur Taylor

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