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'Bout Soul

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Released  January 1969
'Bout Soul(1967)  Demon's Dance(1967)
Release date  1967
Label  Blue Note Records
Length  41:05
Artist  Jackie McLean
Producer  Francis Wolff
Genres  Jazz, Free jazz
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Recorded  September 8, 1967Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Similar  New and Old Gospel, Demon's Dance, One Step Beyond, Hipnosis, Destination Out!

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'Bout Soul is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded in 1967 and released on the Blue Note label.



The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars and stated "This is intensely cerebral music that is nevertheless played with a fiery passion. Although the music was all composed, it is played as if it was invented on the spot. Fans of McLean's straight-ahead hard bop, or even of his adventurous mid-'60s sessions, might find this a little off-putting at first, but 'Bout Soul rewards close listening. It is one of McLean's finest modern contemporary sessions".

Track listing

  1. "Soul" (Grachan Moncur III, Barbara Simmons) - 10:17
  2. "Conversion Point" (Jackie McLean) - 9:47
  3. "Big Ben's Voice" (LaMont Johnson) - 10:08
  4. "Dear Nick, Dear John" (Scott Holt) - 4:56
  5. "Erdu" (Johnson) - 5:57
  6. "Big Ben's Voice" [Alternate take] - 9:55 Bonus track on CD reissue


  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet (tracks 1-3, 5 & 6)
  • Grachan Moncur III – trombone (tracks 1, 2 & 5)
  • LaMont Johnson – piano
  • Scott Holt – bass
  • Rashied Ali – drums
  • Barbara Simmons – recitation (track 1)
  • Songs

    2Conversion Point9:48
    3Big Ben's Voice10:05


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