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Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Died March 31, in Hartford, CT. Genre Jazz Vocal. Mobley's Message. Original Jazz Classics. Jackie's Pal. New Jazz. Jackie McLean and Co. Alto Madness. A Long Drink of the Blues. Makin' the Changes. Bird Feathers. McLean's Scene. Strange Blues. Lights Out! New Soil. Blue Note. Swing, Swang, Swingin'. Capuchin Swing. Street Singer. Jackie's Bag. I'm thinking of it because I recently heard another version of the song by the much younger alto saxophonist Steve Lehman and his trio.
Their take on "Mr. E" comes from a recording called Dialect Fluorescentwhich came out just a few months ago. And I think it's really ingenious, actually, the way that every aspect of the composition Obviously, Lehman likes Jackie McLean & The MacBand - Fire & Love (CD tune — but I suspected that there was more to it than that.
And if you listen closely to the two saxophonists, you'll notice a certain strident overtone to both, an quality that Lehman's recent press material describes as a "bracing, McLean-tinged saxophone sound. There's a deeper connection here. So I gave Lehman a call yesterday to find out about it. During our conversation, the words "state-of-the-art" kept coming up. E'] really represents, as far as I'm concerned, state-of-the-art composing for small ensemble," Lehman said.
Then he continued. When it feels appropriate, it's really important to underline the fact that people like Jackie McLean & The MacBand - Fire & Love (CD really stayed active and really kept pushing himself throughout his life. Another, related example: "In the late '90s, before he got sick, I think young saxophonists were really looking for him for the state of the art of the instrument.
Which I think is really amazing, considering the fact that he was Lehman was one of those young saxophonists who looked up to McLean, Jackie McLean & The MacBand - Fire & Love (CD.
As Jackie McLean & The MacBand - Fire & Love (CD undergraduate student at Wesleyan University, he commuted twenty-five minutes north to the nearby University of Hartford to audit classes with McLean, who was on faculty. By the time McLean started teaching at the University of Hartford inhe had already made many of the recordings which now cement his legacy as jazz royalty. McLean started Jackie McLean & The MacBand - Fire & Love (CD a drug counselor — drawing upon his own, previous addiction to heroin — and eventually began teaching music history and performance.
Around that time, he also founded the Artists Collective, a cultural center in a poor section of Hartford.
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