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Jackie Mclean - Capuchin Swing LP

Blue Note

Remastered and Reissued As Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign

Prior to 1959, Jackie McLean was an important young Turk whose sharp tone and intense style on alto grew out of Charlie Parker yet were very much his own. Growing up in New York, his neighbors included such friends as Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins. By 1951 he was recording with Miles Davis and other associations in the 1950s included Charles Mingus and two years with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. But all of that was a prelude to his recording 21 brilliant, explorative and frequently explosive albums for Blue Note from 1959-67.
1960's Capuchin Swing, his second for the Blue Note Label, is pure exceptional hard bop from an exceptional line-up of McLean (alto saxophone), Blue Mitchell trumpet), Walter Bishop, Jr. (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Art Taylor (drums). The dynamic 6-track effort features all of the wonderful elements of any classic Blue Note album: memorable compositions, strong solos and, of course, great feeling. But Capuchin Swing also finds the great alto saxophonist looking toward new frontiers as well with cuts like the harmonically edgy "Francisco."
Jackie McLean (alto saxophone)
Blue Mitchell (trumpet)
Walter Bishop, Jr. (piano)
Paul Chambers (bass)
Art Taylor (drums)
• Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign 
• Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums 
• Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles 
• First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package 
• Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price 
• Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more
Track Listing:
1. Francisco 
2. Just for Now 
3. Don't Blame Me 
4. Condition Blue 
5. Capuchin Swing 
6. On the Lion 


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