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Vertigo (Jackie McLean album)

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Released  1980
Artist  Jackie McLean
Label  Blue Note Records
Genre  Jazz
Vertigo (1962-63)  One Step Beyond (1963)
Release date  1980
Producer  Alfred Lion
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Recorded  June 14, 1962 February 11, 1963 Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Length  40:48 original LP 76:07 CD reissue
Similar  Jackie McLean albums, Jazz albums

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Vertigo is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded in 1962 and 1963 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1980. The original 1980 release contained only the five tracks from 1963 (with the additional track "Formidable" from 1959, later released as a bonus track on New Soil), while the later 2000 limited CD edition, released as part of the "Connoisseur Series", added six tracks from the 1962 session originally marked for release as Jackie McLean Quintet (BLP 4116), first issued in 1978 as part of a double LP entitled Hipnosis.

Contents

Jackie mclean quintet vertigo


Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated that "the music ranges from catchy funk and hard bop to strong hints of the avant-garde". The JazzTimes review by Bill Shoemaker said: "McLean really doesn't stray far from the winning Blue Note formula of smartly constructed hard bop and blues on the date, which, given the groundswell stemming from One Step Beyond and Destination... Out! explains why the date was withheld."

Track listing

All compositions by Jackie McLean except as indicated

Original 1980 LP

  1. "Marney" (Byrd, Herrmann) - 6:17
  2. "Dusty Foot" - 6:57
  3. "Formidable" - 6:16
  4. "Vertigo" - 8:20
  5. "Cheers" - 4:56
  6. "Yams" (Hancock) - 8:02

Recorded on May 9, 1959 (#3) and February 11, 1963 (all others).

2000 Limited CD

  1. "Marney" (Byrd, Herrmann) - 6:17
  2. "Dusty Foot" (Byrd) - 6:57
  3. "Vertigo" - 8:20
  4. "Cheers" - 4:56
  5. "Yams" (Hancock) - 8:02
  6. "The Three Minors" - 6:05
  7. "Blues in a Jiff" (Clark) - 7:12
  8. "Blues for Jackie" (Kenny Dorham) - 7:53
  9. "Marilyn's Dilemma" (Billy Higgins) - 5:03
  10. "Iddy Bitty" - 8:17
  11. "The Way I Feel" (Butch Warren) - 7:05

Recorded on June 14, 1962 (#6-11) and February 11, 1963 (#1-5).

Personnel

Tracks 1-5

  • Jackie McLean - alto saxophone
  • Donald Byrd - trumpet
  • Herbie Hancock - piano
  • Butch Warren - bass
  • Tony Williams - drums
  • Tracks 6-11

  • Jackie McLean - alto saxophone
  • Kenny Dorham - trumpet
  • Sonny Clark - piano
  • Butch Warren - bass
  • Billy Higgins - drums
  • Songs

    1Marney6:15
    2Dusty Foot6:54
    3Vertigo8:17

    References

    Vertigo (Jackie McLean album) Wikipedia


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