WorldCat Identities

McLean, Jackie

Works: 626 works in 2,123 publications in 4 languages and 16,487 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Documentary television programs  Jazz  Alternate takes (Sound recordings)  History  Music  Trumpet music (Jazz)  Blues (Music)  Bop (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Author, Instrumentalist, Actor, Composer, Musician, Editor, Commentator, Conductor, Singer
Classifications: ML3508, 781.65
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jackie McLean
Let freedom ring by Jackie McLean( Recording )

38 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the eyes and words of John Adams, the political and economic forces which culminated in the Declaration of Independence are revealed
Cool struttin' by Sonny Clark( Recording )

47 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornbread by Lee Morgan( Recording )

27 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blues & roots by Charles Mingus( Recording )

28 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mingus answered critics who said his amibitious, evocative music didn't swing enough by releasing an album going back to the earliest of black musical exression, the blues and New Orleans jazz, and may possibly be one of his finest
Pithecanthropus erectus by Charles Mingus( Recording )

33 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s jazz fragments into the avant-garde and many divided schools of thought. Many jazz musicians like Dexter Gordon are forced to leave America in search of work while other use the music as a form of social protest: Max Roach, Charles Mingus, and Archie Shepp make overtly political musical statements. John Coltrane appeals to a broad audience before his untimely death. Saxophonist Stan Getz helps boost a craze for bossa nova music, but in the early 1970s jazz founders Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington pass away. Miles Davis leads a movement of jazz musicians who incorporate elements of rock and soul into their music and "fusion" wins listeners. By the mid-1980's jazz begins to bounce back led by Wynton Marsalis and a new generation of musicians. Now as it approaches its centennial, jazz is still alive, still changing and still swinging
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1945 and 1955, jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis, find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1955 and 1960 rhythm and blues and rock ' roll erode jazz' audiences but the music still enjoys tremendous creativity. Saxophonist Sonny Rollins and trumpeter Clifford Brown make their marks while Duke Ellington emerges stronger than ever and Miles Davis and John Coltrane make legendary albums. Louis Armstrong jeopardizes his career when he condemns the government for its failure to act on racism in Little Rock, Ark. Drummer Art Blakely and others attempt to win back R & B audiences to jazz. As stars such as Billie Holiday fade out, others such as Sarah Vaughan burn brightly and newcomers such as Ornette Coleman begin to push the music into uncharted territories
Milestones by Miles Davis( )

2 editions published in 2001 and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is immediately noticeable upon listening to this delicately and superbly remastered version of Miles Davis classic first -- and only -- album with his original sextet is how deep the blues presence is on it. Though it is true that the album's title cut is rightfully credited with introducing modalism into jazz, and defining Davis' music for years to come, it is the sole selection of its kind on the record. The rest is all blues in any flavor you wish you call your own. For starters, there's the steaming bebop blues of "Dr. Jackie"--Recorded in 1955 for a Prestige session with Jackie McLean. Davis is still in his role as a trumpet master, showing a muscularity of tone that reveals something more akin to Roy Eldridge or Louis Armstrong than Dizzy or Fats Navarro. The tempo is furious as all the members of the sextet solo except for Jones. The saxophonists trade choruses and come off sounding like mirrored images of one another in the slower, post-bop blues that is "Sid's Ahead." With a slippery melody line that quotes two harmonic lines from early New Orleans-styled blues, Davis drives the band into the rhythm section's garage. It's Cannonball first with his stuttered, angular lines, hiccuping halfway through the interval before continuing on with a squeak here and the slightest squawk there. Next up is Davis, blowing fluid and straightened lines, ribbons through the rhythm section's center as Red Garland lays out and leaves it to Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones to provide the earnest, time-keeping 4/4 that Davis sidles to in the tune. When Coltrane solos, all best are off as he plays as pure a blues as he was capable at the time. Nonetheless, there are the long lines of slurred notes, smattered against Garland's harmonies and he slips into quoting "Skip to my Lou" before knotting it back down to the basics and even then not for long. Coltrane was already exploring the edges of mode and harmony; he used an intervallic invention in the choruses to juxtapose his solo against the rhythm section and it worked -- but it must have made Davis raise an eyebrow. Chambers' solo is as tasteful and as breezy and free as only he could be. His contrapuntal soloing rides the rhythm out, Garland striding along quietly until the tune returns
4, 5 and 6 by Jackie McLean( )

32 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluesnik by Jackie McLean( Recording )

23 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destination out by Jackie McLean( Recording )

26 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McLean's scene by Jackie McLean( )

11 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The connection by Shirley Clarke( Visual )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and French and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of addicts in a dingy apartment await the arrival of their "connection," to bring them heroin, while a documentary film maker struggles to film them
Two guitars by Kenny Burrell( )

12 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taylor's Wailers by Art Taylor( )

11 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird feathers by Phil Woods( )

7 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Mingus by Charles Mingus( Recording )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintet/sextet by Miles Davis( )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange blues by Jackie McLean( )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Abdul Kareem, Omar Ahmed

Abdul Kareem, Omar Ahmed 1931-2006

Abdul Kareem, Omar Ahmed 1932-2006

Jackie McLean

Jackie McLean Amerikaans componist (1931-2006)

Jackie McLean amerikansk altsaxofonist.

Jackie McLean amerykański muzyk jazzowy

Jackie McLean jazzový altsaxofonista

Jackie McLean sassofonista e compositore statunitense

Jackie McLean saxofonista y compositor estadounidense de jazz

Jackie McLean saxophoniste et compositeur de jazz américain

Jackie McLean US-amerikanischer Jazzmusiker und Altsaxophonist

Lenwood, John 1931-2006

Lenwood, John 1932-2006

Mac Lean Jackie 1931-2006

MacLean Jackie 1931-2006

MacLean, Jackie 1932-2006

Mc Lean Jackie 1931-2006

Mc Lean, Jackie 1932-2006

McLean, John Lenwood

McLean, John Lenwood 1931-2006

McLean, John Lenwood 1932-

McLean, John Lenwood 1932-2006

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