Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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If You Don't Buy This, Suffer The "Consequence"
Michael B. Richman | Portland, Maine USA | 10/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Why Jackie McLean's various Blue Note sessions from 1964-66 never received more notice will always baffle me. (Those of you fortunate enough to own the Mosaic set know what I'm talking about!) Half of those six sessions weren't even issued until the 1970s, and for years only "Right Now" was available on CD (see my review). Thankfully with this Connoisseur Series reissue of "Consequence," only "It's Time" and "High Frequency" have yet to appear as single discs in the States. This December 3, 1965 session features Jackie Mac on alto sax, Lee Morgan on trumpet, Harold Mabern on piano, Herbie Lewis on bass and Billy Higgins on drums. The album gets off to scorching start with "Bluesanova" (featuring one of my all-time favorite screeching LM trumpet solos) and rarely lets up the intensity. The McLean originals "Tolypso" and the title track showcase some of the altoist's best writing to date. Fans of Jackie Mac and great Blue Note discs need to buy this limited editon CD now or suffer the "Consequence" later."
Wow! Lee Morgan
Blues Bro | Lakewood, Colorado USA | 05/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'd say that Lee Morgan stole the session and that's probably the reason this stuff wasnt released. His solo on Consequence just cooks! I love Jackie, but I can see why it would have been inapropriate to release this one as a Jackie record. This is by far a better album than Lee Way, another blue note session recorded by Lee and Jackie. If you liked that one, this one is right up your alley."
THE GREATEST HARD BOP SESSION OF ALL TIME
John M. | 10/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Make that 4 1/2 stars. Only the lack of one more known tune keeps me from giving it a full 5 stars. The two greatest players finally came up with the supreme effort. LEE-WAY wasn't so good (no fault of Jack's) Lee's INFINITY was better but too laid back. This one is IT, not fast hard bop but hard hard bop. Jackie's Bluesnik session with Freddie Hubbard is very good too. For more Lee Morgan as a sideman check out Hank Mobley -Dippin' -Wayne Shorter-Night Dreamer - And Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Like Someone In Love"