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Jackie McLean - Capuchin Swing (1960/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Jackie McLean - Capuchin Swing (1960/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Jackie McLean
Title: Capuchin Swing
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz
Label: © Blue Note Records
Release Date: 1960 (BLP 4038/BST 84038)/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:40:39
Recorded: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 17, 1960

This hard bop album from saxophonist Jackie McLean, recorded and released in 1960, features musicians Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Paul Chambers on bass, drummer Art Taylor and pianist Walter Bishop, Jr. who also contributes two of the six songs here. Capuchin Swing is one of McLean's earliest albums for Blue Note, where he would remain under contract until 1967.

One of Jackie McLean's more underrated albums from a plethora of Blue Note releases, 1960's Capuchin Swing finds the bebop alto saxophonist in fine form on a mix of covers and originals. While his future fascination with Ornette Coleman's free-form innovations can be sensed in some of the solos here, the majority of the album is in a classic hard bop vein. Like contemporaries Hank Mobley, Sonny Clark, and Lee Morgan, though, McLean doesn't just churn out pat jam-session fare, but comes up with consistently provocative charts and solos. Eschewing ballads, McLean focuses on mid- to fast-tempo swingers and blues. Standouts include originals like "Francisco" and "Condition Blue" and choice renditions of "Just for Now" and "Don't Blame Me." McLean enlists a sparkling lineup of hard bop stars, including trumpeter Blue Mitchell, pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Taylor. Mitchell particularly impresses, matching many of McLean's own inspired flights with his supple and progressive playing. Along with other fine Blue Note titles like Jackie's Bag and Bluesnik, Capuchin Swing makes for a great introduction to McLean's extensive catalog. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Cook

1. Francisco 09:34
2. Just For Now 07:33
3. Don't Blame Me 04:24
4. Condition Blue 08:13
5. Capuchin Swing 06:10
6. On The Lion 04:45

Jackie McLean, alto saxophone
Blue Mitchell, trumpet
Walter Bishop, Jr., piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Art Taylor, drums

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