| January 1969|
Blue Note Records
Jazz, Free jazz
| September 8, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs|
New and Old Gospel, Demon's Dance, One Step Beyond, Hipnosis, Destination Out!
'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".
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)
- "Soul" (Grachan Moncur III, Barbara Simmons) - 10:17
- "Conversion Point" (Jackie McLean) - 9:47
- "Big Ben's Voice" (LaMont Johnson) - 10:08
- "Dear Nick, Dear John" (Scott Holt) - 4:56
- "Erdu" (Johnson) - 5:57
- "Big Ben's Voice" [Alternate take] - 9:55 Bonus track on CD reissue
1Soul10:13'Bout Soul Wikipedia
3Big Ben's Voice10:05