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Posts tagged Blue Note Records

May 12, 2007

 

Jackie McLean Consequence

Jackie McLean and Lee Morgan: the Dynamic Hardbop Duo

Jazz writer David Rosenthal called Jackie McLean and Lee Morgan "a frontline match made in hardbop heaven."

April 14, 2007

 

Later: Bobby Hutcherson In The Mid-1970s

Bobby Hutcherson made his first appearance on a Blue Note date in 1963, playing on saxophonist Jackie McLean’s LP One Step Beyond.

January 27, 2007

 

Tony Williams Mosaic Select

Return to Blue Note: Tony Williams In The Late 1980s

Tony Williams was renowned as one of the great drummers of jazz. His late-1980s acoustic quintet highlights his compositional skills as well.

August 26, 2006

 

Grant Green funky

Ain’t He Funky Now: Grant Green in the Early 1970s

Green's turn-of-the-decade recordings filtered the new sounds of the late 1960s through jazz guitar.

April 8, 2006

 

We’ll Keep Loving You: Jackie McLean

Jackie McLeanThis week on Night Lights we offer a special tribute to the late alto saxophonist, Jackie McLean, who passed away on Friday, March 31, 2006. McLean came up in the Harlem jazz scene as a teenager in the late 1940s, befriending and playing with bebop progenitors Charlie Parker and Bud Powell. In the 1950s he worked and recorded with Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, and Art Blakey, in addition to making his own records…

July 30, 2005

 

Late Lee: Lee Morgan in the Early 1970s

Lee MorganIn the early 1970s trumpeter Lee Morgan was striking out in new directions, incorporating elements of modality, free jazz, and fusion into his music. Tragically, his life and career were cut short when he was shot to death at the age of 33 by his longtime lover in a New York City jazz bar. We’ll hear music from Morgan’s final…

May 14, 2005

 

Fragments: The Late 1960s Blue Note Recordings of Andrew Hill

Andrew HillPianist and composer Andrew Hill burst onto the jazz scene in the early 1960s with classic albums such as Black Fire and Point of Departure on the Blue Note label. Hill continued recording for the label throughout the 1960s, but many of the sessions went unreleased. After listening to the tapes last year with Mosaic producer Michael Cuscuna, Hill…

January 22, 2005

 

Songs Everlasting: The Don Pullen-George Adams Quartet

Not long after bassist Charles Mingus' death in 1979, three men who had played frequently with him throughout the 1970s began a group of their own.

August 21, 2004

 

Destination Out: Grachan Moncur and Jackie McLean

Jackie McLeanIn December 1962 Jackie McLean went to play a gig in Boston with a local rhythm section. That local section included a 17-year-old drummer named Tony Williams, who would return with McLean to New York a week later to begin a phenomenal career that would include a long stint with Miles Davis’ 1960s quintet. McLean also joined forces with Grachan Moncur, a trombonist who had played with both the Jazztet and Ray Charles…

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