Jackie McLean, 1931 – 2006, was an alto sax player and, eventually, DownBeat Hall-of-Famer. McLean was lucky enough to grow up next door to Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker – and receive tutoring from them. In high school he got to play with Sonny Rollins.
By the end of his teenage years he had played on a Miles Davis album – and would soon after collaborate with Charles Mingus and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.
Jackie McLean, alto sax
Freddie Redd, piano
Michael Mattos, bass
Larry Ritchie, drums
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