Jackie McLean Quintet – Jackie’s Pal (1956) [APO Remaster 2013]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:57 minutes | Scans included | 1,70 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 757 MB
Here was Bill Hardman, who he introduced into a quintet with Mal Waldron (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums). Hardman’s hot breaking tone sounds a bit less forceful than on his (soon-to-be) later work with The Messengers, but it was already identifiable…Chambers has some exciting bowed spots, Mal Waldron was a bit bland and while Jones’ drumming fills the role, it missed the push Art Taylor’s drumming seemed to invite so often with McLean.
01. Sweet Doll
02. Just For Marty
03. Dee’s Dilemma
06. It Could Happen To You
Jackie McLean – Alto Saxophone
Bill Hardman – Trumpet
Paul Chambers – Bass
Mal Waldron – Piano
Drums – “Philly” Joe Jones
Mastered for this reissue by Kevin Gray.