Jacknife (album)

Jacknife is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean. It actually comprises two volumes, one recorded in 1965 and the other in 1966. They were originally given the catalogue number of BLP 4223 and BLP 4236, but were shelved for ten years and issued together in 1975 as a double LP, with the number BN-LA457-H2.[1] Whilst the 1965 tracks were released on a limited edition CD in 2002, those from 1966 have never been released singularly; however, they can be found on the four-disc Mosaic compilation The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions, which was limited to 5,000 copies.

Jacknife
Studio album by
Released1975
RecordedSeptember 24, 1965 (#1-5)
April 18, 1966 (#6-10)
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreJazz
Length80:45 original LP
41:36 CD reissue (#1-5)
LabelBlue Note
BN-LA457-H2
ProducerAlfred Lion
Jackie McLean chronology
Right Now!
(1965)
Jacknife
(1975)
Consequence
(1965)
Alternative cover
2002 Limited CD

Reception

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 3½ stars and stated: "The single CD is quite worthwhile by itself, but tells only half of the story."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Jackie McLean except as indicated
  1. "On the Nile" (Tolliver) - 12:34
  2. "Climax" (DeJohnette) - 9:20
  3. "Soft Blue" (Morgan) - 7:30
  4. "Jacknife" (Tolliver) - 6:16
  5. "Blue Fable" - 5:56
  6. "High Frequency" (Willis) - 11:30
  7. "Combined Effort" - 9:21
  8. "Moonscape" - 6:51
  9. "Jossa Bossa" (Moore) - 6:59
  10. "The Bull Frog" (Willis) - 4:28

Tracks 1–5 recorded on September 24, 1965; #6-10 on April 18, 1966.

Personnel

Tracks 1–5

Tracks 6–10

  • Jackie McLean - alto saxophone
  • Larry Willis - piano
  • Don Moore - bass
  • Jack DeJohnette - drums

References

  1. Jackie McLean discography, accessed October 18, 2010.
  2. Michael G. Nastos, Allmusic review, accessed October 18, 2010.
  3. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 136. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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