The Jazz Show Episode July 19, 2010

Broadcast on 19-Jul-2010

9:00pm - 12:00am

This is an important document in Jackie McLean's recorded legacy for Blue Note Records, a label he recorded for from 1959 to 1968. McLean, who was a member of the second generation Modern Jazz players who came after Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie/Bud Powell etc., was rooted in the language of what was called "Bebop". McLean in the 60's was open to new influences and of course was listening to Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy et al. He absorbed these influences into his own playing and retained his strong identity. His concept and his unique sound broadened and the albums that he recorded during this productive Blue Note period are treasured. Tonight's Feature is called "It's Time" and has McLean and a young trumpeter from Florida named Charles Tolliver who makes his recording debut here. Tolliver composed three compelling tunes for the album as well. McLean composed the remaining three. The energetic rhythm section makes this album really happen and you really can't go wrong with the incredible Herbie Hancock on piano, who at the time of this date (1964) was with Miles Davis. Cecil McBee always seems to get left out when someone mentions great bassists and of course, what can be said about drummer Roy Haynes that hasn't been said before. Haynes is now 84 and still playing with the same energy and creativity as he does on this record. "It's Time" is representative of the best of Jackie Mclean and company, so sit back and enjoy what these master musicians have to offer.

Track Listing:

Salt Peanuts
Philly Joe Jones · Philly Joe's Beat
Dear Old Stockholm
That's Earl Brother
Muse Rapture
Night Letter
Sonny Stitt · Night Letter
Stringin' The Jug
Blue String
Flip Flop and Fly
Joe Turner/Count Basie · In Concert in Europe
Everyday I Have the Blues
Good Morning Blues
George Russell · Stratusphunk
Kentucky Oysters
A Few Shades Darker
Fred Stride Orchestra · Forward Motion
Jackie McLean · It's Time!
Das Dat
It's Time