JACKIE MCLEAN IT'S TIME 180G
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tape
Plated and pressed at RTI
The Blue Note Tone Poet Series was born out of Blue Note President Don Was' admiration for the exceptional audiophile Blue Note LP reissues presented by Music Matters. Was brought Joe Harley (from Music Matters), a.k.a. the "Tone Poet," on board to curate and supervise a series of reissues from the Blue Note family of labels.
This impassioned 1964 quintet session weaves post-bop and free jazz into spirited original compositions by Jackie McLean and young trumpet sensation Charles Tolliver. They were joined by Herbie Hancock (piano), Cecil McBee (bass) and Roy Haynes (drums). While the style was considered new at the time, the searing cry of the blues is ever-present in McLean's brilliant alto saxophone playing. All-analog, remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.
Label: Blue Note Tone Poet
Date Released: August 28, 2020
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