Jackie McLean - 4, 5 And 6 1956
MP3 @ 320 | 73 MB | Covers included
As the title suggests, 4, 5 and 6 packs three different combos onto one disc that will certainly become essential listening for even the novice McLean aficionado. Three of the selections feature McLean leading the rhythm section of Mal Waldron (piano), Doug Watkins (bass) and Art Taylor (drums) on a handful of medium-tempo swingers and a ballad. Trumpeter Donald Byrd joins the proceedings for two original pieces, including the Kenny Drew-penned "Contour." And the session reaches a fever pitch on a boisterous rendition of Parker's classic "Confirmation," which brings in young tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley to expand the group to a sextet.