Jackie McLean : Jackie's Pal

Jackie McLean : Jackie's Pal


Jackie McLean (alto sax), Bill Hardman (trumpet), Mal Waldron (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)  

Prestige 7068

Analogue Productions : LP 200 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Sweet Doll
A2 - Just For Marty
A3 - Dee's Dilemma
B1 - Sublues
B2 - Steeplechase
B3 - It Could Happen To You

Recorded on August 31, 1956, at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Jackie's Pal is Jackie McLean's third album for Prestige Records.

The perennially underrated Bill Hardman (1932-1990) was one of the unsung trumpet heroes of the modern era. His raw sound and tense, "running" attack were featured in three separate editions of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, the first and most memorable of which found him sharing the front line with Jackie McLean and Johnny Griffin. McLean, who was already an established Prestige artist, gave Hardman the spotlight on this 1956 blowing date, recorded with a blue-ribbon rhythm section after the pair left Charles Mingus's workshop and before they joined Blakey.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige mono reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at state-of -the-art plant Quality Record Pressings and plated by Gary Salstrom. Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock.