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McLean’s ‘It’s Time’: Superb Musical Communication

SKF NOTE: One of my all-time favorite jazz tracks. The communication among these musicians on this track is S-U-P-E-R-B. Roy Haynes burns throughout. But my favorite listening is the rapport between Herbie Hancock and Jackie McLean. The whole It’s Time … Continue reading

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Pete LaRoca: The Classic Drum Solo

My early 1970’s introduction to Jackie McLean’s New Soil (recorded 1959) was through a brand new cut-out LP from a store in Davenport, Iowa. It’s a great album by great musicians: Jackie McLean (alto sax), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Walter Davis, … Continue reading

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