Jackie McLean Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: October 21, 1955
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Ad-Lib

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Donald Byrd (t), Mal Waldron (p), Doug Watkins (b), Roland Tucker (d)

a. 11053    It's You Or No One - 6:49  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
b. 11054    Blue Doll - 6:58  (Jackie McLean)
c. 11055    Mood Malody - 6:52  (Mal Waldron)
d. 11056    The Way You Look Tonight - 6:28  (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
e. 11057    Little Melonae - 6:26  (Jackie McLean)
f. 11058    Lover Man - 6:35  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
All titles on:      Jubilee LP 12": JLP 1064 — The Jackie McLean Quintet   
     Fresh Sound LP 12": FSR 681 — The Jackie McLean Quintet   
     Ad-Lib LP 12": ADL 6601 — New Traditions   
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 83 — Presenting Jackie McLean   

Donald Byrd (t) on a-e.


Date: January 27, 1956
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Donald Byrd (t), Elmo Hope (p), Doug Watkins (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 850    A Foggy Day - 6:20  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
b. 851    Kerplunk - 8:49  (Donald Byrd)
c. 852    Up - 4:44  (Jackie McLean)
d. 853    Lorraine - 6:23  (Donald Byrd)
e. 854    Inding [aka Quadrangle] - 6:29  (Jackie McLean)
f. 855    Lights Out - 12:55  (Jackie McLean)
     Prestige/Bluesville LP 12": BVLP 1009 — Soul Jazz, volume 1   
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": PR 7035 — Lights Out!   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 426-2 — Lights Out!   

Date: July 13, 1956
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Donald Byrd (t), Mal Waldron (p), Doug Watkins (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 928    Sentimental Journey - 9:57  (Les Brown, Bud Green, Ben Homer)
b. 929    Why Was I Born - 5:13  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
c. 930    Contour - 4:58  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
All titles on:      Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 056 — 4, 5, And 6   
     Prestige LP 12": P 7048 — 4, 5, And 6   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-056-2 — 4, 5, And 6   
     Prestige CD: PRCD 7048-2 — 4, 5, And 6   (2001)
     Prestige CD: PRCD 30155-2 — 4, 5, And 6   (2007)

Donald Byrd (t) on c.


Date: July 20, 1956
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Hank Mobley (ts), Donald Byrd (t), Mal Waldron (p), Doug Watkins (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 931    When I Fall In Love - 5:32  (Victor Young, Edward Heyman)
b. 932    Abstraction - 8:00  (Mal Waldron)
c. 933    Confirmation - 11:25  (Charlie Parker)
All titles on:      Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 056 — 4, 5, And 6   
     Prestige LP 12": P 7048 — 4, 5, And 6   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-056-2 — 4, 5, And 6   
     Prestige CD: PRCD 7048-2 — 4, 5, And 6   (2001)
     Prestige CD: PRCD 30155-2 — 4, 5, And 6   (2007)

Hank Mobley (ts) on c; Donald Byrd (t) on b-c.


Date: August 31, 1956
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Bill Hardman (t), Mal Waldron (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a. 969    Sweet Doll - 6:01  (Jackie McLean)
b. 970    Just For Marty - 6:33  (Bill Hardman)
c. 971    Dee's Dilemma - 6:59  (Mal Waldron)
d. 972    It Could Happen To You - 6:02  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
e. 973    Su-Blues - 7:58  (Bill Hardman)
f. 974    Steeplechase - 8:05  (Charlie Parker)
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": PR 7068 — Jackie's Pal - Introducing Bill Hardman   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1714-2 — Jackie's Pal - Introducing Bill Hardman   (1991)

Jackie McLean (as) on a-c, e-f.


Date: December 14, 1956
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 1037    Gone With The Wind - 7:28  (Allie Wrubel, Herb Magidson)
b. 1038    McLean's Scene - 10:18  (Jackie McLean)
c. 1039    Mean To Me - 8:46  (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
All titles on:      New Jazz LP 12": NJ 8212 — McLean's Scene   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 098-2 — McLean's Scene   

Date: February 8, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Bill Hardman (t), Ray Draper (tu), Mal Waldron (p), Doug Watkins (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 1078    Flickers - 7:01  (Mal Waldron)
b. 1079    Help! - 8:45  (Doug Watkins)
c. 1080    Minor Dream - 7:49  (Ray Draper)
d. 1081    Beau Jack - 11:27  (Jackie McLean)
e. 1082    Mirage - 9:47  (Mal Waldron)
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": P-7087 — Jackie McLean & Co.   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-074-2 — Jackie McLean & Co.   (1992)

Ray Draper (tu) on a-c.


Date: February 15, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Mal Waldron (p), Arthur Phipps (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 1089    I Hear A Rhapsody - 5:05  (George Fragos, Dick Gasparre, Jack Baker)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJLP 8231 — Makin' The Changes   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-197-2 — Makin' The Changes   
b. 1090    Embraceable You - 7:07  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-253-2 — A Long Drink Of The Blues   
c. 1091    I Never Knew - 2:57  (Ted Fiorito, Gus Kahn)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJLP 8231 — Makin' The Changes   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-197-2 — Makin' The Changes   
d. 1092    These Foolish Things - 8:21  (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-253-2 — A Long Drink Of The Blues   
e. 1093    Love Is Here To Stay - 4:19  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJ 8212 — McLean's Scene   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 098-2 — McLean's Scene   
f. 1094    I Cover The Waterfront - 6:27  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-253-2 — A Long Drink Of The Blues   
g. 1095    What's New - 6:35  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7500 — Strange Blues   (1969)
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 354 — Strange Blues   (1989)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-354-2 — Strange Blues   (1989)
h. 1096    Old Folks - 4:53  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJ 8212 — McLean's Scene   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 098-2 — McLean's Scene   
i. 1097    Bean And The Boys - 8:30  (Coleman Hawkins)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJLP 8231 — Makin' The Changes   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-197-2 — Makin' The Changes   
j. 1098    Strange Blues - 7:32  (Jackie McLean)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7500 — Strange Blues   (1969)
     Original Jazz Classics LP 12": OJC 354 — Strange Blues   (1989)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-354-2 — Strange Blues   (1989)
k. 1099    Outburst - 4:33  (Jackie McLean)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJ 8212 — McLean's Scene   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD 098-2 — McLean's Scene   

Date: May 3, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

John Jenkins, Jackie McLean (ldr), John Jenkins, Jackie McLean (as), Wade Legge (p), Doug Watkins (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 1240    Bird Feathers - 10:21  (Charlie Parker)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJ 8204 — Bird Feathers   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1735-2 — Bird Feathers   
b. 1241    Easy Living - 7:35  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1733-2 — Alto Madness   
c. 1242    Windy City - 6:59  (John Jenkins)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1733-2 — Alto Madness   
d. 1243    Pondering - 6:15  (John Jenkins)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1733-2 — Alto Madness   
e. 1244    The Lady Is A Tramp - 6:49  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1733-2 — Alto Madness   
f. 1245    Alto Madness - 11:48  (Jackie McLean)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1733-2 — Alto Madness   

Date: August 30, 1957
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Prestige

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as, ts), Webster Young (t), Curtis Fuller (tb), Gil Coggins (p), Paul Chambers (b), Louis Hayes (d)

a. 1342    Jackie's Ghost - 5:25  (Ray Draper)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJLP 8231 — Makin' The Changes   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-197-2 — Makin' The Changes   
b. 1343    What's New - 7:07  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJLP 8231 — Makin' The Changes   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-197-2 — Makin' The Changes   
c. 1344    Chasin' The Bird - 6:34  (Charlie Parker)
     New Jazz LP 12": NJLP 8231 — Makin' The Changes   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-197-2 — Makin' The Changes   
d. 1345-1    A Long Drink Of The Blues - 2:21  (Jackie McLean)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-253-2 — A Long Drink Of The Blues   
e. 1345-2    A Long Drink Of The Blues - 20:49  (Jackie McLean)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-253-2 — A Long Drink Of The Blues   

Jackie McLean (as) on a-c; (ts) on d-e; Webster Young (t) on a, c-e; Curtis Fuller (tb) on a, c-e.

Composer of Jackie's Ghost may be Webster Young. Confirmation needed.


Date: December 27, 1957
Location: New York City
Label: Jubilee

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Webster Young (t), Ray Draper (tu), Gil Coggins (p), George Tucker (b), Larry Ritchie (d)

a. 11107    Fillide  (Ray Draper)
b. 11108    Millie's Pad  (Webster Young)
c. 11109    Two Sons  (Ray Draper)
d. 11110    What Good Am I Without You  (Sammy Gallop, Don Rodney)
e. 11111    Tune Up  (Eddie Vinson, Miles Davis)
All titles on:      Jubilee LP 12": 1093 — Fat Jazz   

Date: January 18, 1959
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Donald Byrd (t), Sonny Clark (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)

a. tk 3    Inding [aka Quadrangle] - 4:42  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 46142 2 — Jackie's Bag   (1987)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 42303 2 5 — Jackie's Bag   (2003)
b. tk 8    Blues Inn - 9:04  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 46142 2 — Jackie's Bag   (1987)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 42303 2 5 — Jackie's Bag   (2003)
c. tk 10    Couldn't It Be You [aka Fidel] - 7:07  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 46142 2 — Jackie's Bag   (1987)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 42303 2 5 — Jackie's Bag   (2003)
d. tk 12    [unknown title]  (Composer Unknown)
e. tk 13    [unknown title]  (Composer Unknown)

Sonny Clark (p) on b-e.

a. listed as Quadrangle. c. listed as Fidel.

The unknown titles are different compositions. The second is a blues.


Date: May 2, 1959
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Donald Byrd (t), Walter Davis, Jr. (p), Paul Chambers (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. tk 5    Formidable - 6:13  (Walter Davis, Jr.)
     Blue Note LP 12": LT 1085 — Vertigo   (1981)
b. tk 6    Greasy - 7:20  (Walter Davis, Jr.)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84013 — New Soil   
c. tk 8    Sweet Cakes - 6:41  (Walter Davis, Jr.)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84013 — New Soil   
d. tk 10    Davis Cup - 5:25  (Walter Davis, Jr.)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84013 — New Soil   
e. tk 13    Minor March [aka Minor Apprehension] - 7:30  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84013 — New Soil   
f. tk 14    Hip Strut - 11:15  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84013 — New Soil   
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84013 2 — New Soil   (1988)

Minor March listed as Minor Apprehension


Date: October 20, 1959
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. tk 5    Let's Face The Music And Dance - 4:49  (Irving Berlin)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 56582 2 8 — Swing, Swang, Swingin'   (1997)
b. tk 10    I Remember You - 5:15  (Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 56582 2 8 — Swing, Swang, Swingin'   (1997)
c.     Tune Up  (Eddie Vinson, Miles Davis)
d. tk 12    Stablemates - 5:46  (Benny Golson)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 56582 2 8 — Swing, Swang, Swingin'   (1997)
e. tk 17    I Love You - 5:09  (Cole Porter)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 56582 2 8 — Swing, Swang, Swingin'   (1997)
f. tk 20    What's New - 5:18  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 56582 2 8 — Swing, Swang, Swingin'   (1997)
g. tk 23    I'll Take Romance - 5:46  (Ben Oakland, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 56582 2 8 — Swing, Swang, Swingin'   (1997)
h. tk 24    116th And Lenox - 6:04  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 56582 2 8 — Swing, Swang, Swingin'   (1997)

CD issue gives date as October 2, 1959.


Date: April 17, 1960
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Blue Mitchell (t), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Paul Chambers (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. tk 2    Francisco - 9:30  (Jackie McLean)
b. tk 7    Just For Now - 7:31  (Walter Bishop, Jr.)
c. tk 8    Condition Blue - 8:10  (Jackie McLean)
d. tk 14    Capuchin Swing - 6:07  (Jackie McLean)
e. tk 15    Don't Blame Me - 4:21  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
f. tk 19    On The Lion - 4:44  (Walter Bishop, Jr.)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84038 — Capuchin Swing   
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 40033 2 5 — Capuchin Swing   (2002)

Blue Mitchell (t) on a-d, f.


Date: September 1, 1960
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Tina Brooks (ts), Blue Mitchell (t), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Paul Chambers (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. tk 3    Melonae's Dance - 6:47  (Jackie McLean)
b. tk 5    Appointment In Ghana - 6:56  (Jackie McLean)
c. tk 6    Minor Move [aka Medina] - 6:46  (Tina Brooks)
d. tk 11    Isle Of Java - 7:25  (Tina Brooks)
e. tk 12    Street Singer - 10:18  (Tina Brooks)
     Mosaic LP 12": MR4-106 — The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of The Tina Brooks Quintets   (1985)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 21737 2 4 — Back To The Tracks   (1998)
f. tk 15    A Ballad For Doll - 3:16  (Jackie McLean)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7 46142 2 — Jackie's Bag   (1987)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 42303 2 5 — Jackie's Bag   (2003)

c. listed as Medina.


Date: January 8, 1961
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Freddie Hubbard (t), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Doug Watkins (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. tk 5    Blues Function - 7:15  (Freddie Hubbard)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84067 — Bluesnik   
b. tk 7    Cool Green - 5:15  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84067 — Bluesnik   
c. tk 8    Goin' Way Blues - 6:30  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84067 — Bluesnik   
d. tk 11   alt Goin' Way Blues - 6:35  (Jackie McLean)
e. tk 13   alt Torchin' - 6:15  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
f. tk 15    Torchin' - 6:05  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84067 — Bluesnik   
g. tk 20    Drew's Blues - 5:50  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84067 — Bluesnik   
h. tk 20A    Bluesnik - 9:30  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84067 — Bluesnik   
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84067 2 — Bluesnik   (1989)
     Blue Note CD: 50999 2 65145 2 9 — Bluesnik   (2009)

Date: October 26, 1961
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Tommy Turrentine (t), Sonny Clark (p), Butch Warren (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. tk 1    Enitnerrut - 5:45  (Tommy Turrentine)
b. tk 8    Two Timer [aka Five Will Get You Ten] - 7:04  (Thelonious Monk)
c. tk 9    Subdued - 5:51  (Jackie McLean)
d. tk 11    A Fickle Sonance - 6:47  (Jackie McLean)
e. tk 13    Lost - 4:46  (Edward 'Butch' Warren)
f. tk 18    Sundu - 4:52  (Sonny Clark)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84089 — A Fickle Sonance   
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 24544 2 6 — A Fickle Sonance   (2000)

b. listed as Five Will Get You Ten and credited to Sonny Clark.


Date: November 1961
Location: Jazz Workshop, San Francisco, CA
Label: Pacific Jazz

Kenny Dorham, Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Kenny Dorham (t), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. a-01    Una Mas (One More Time) - 7:15  (Kenny Dorham)
b. a-02    It Could Happen To You - 5:57  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c. a-03    Let's Face The Music And Dance - 6:09  (Irving Berlin)
d. b-01    No Two People - 6:58  (Frank Loesser)
e. b-02    Lover Man - 4:58  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
f. b-03    San Francisco Beat - 7:14  (Kenny Dorham)
All titles on:      Pacific Jazz LP 12": PJ 41 — Inta Somethin'   (1962)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84460 2 — Matador/Inta Somethin'   (1991)

Date: March 19, 1962
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Walter Davis, Jr. (p), Herbie Lewis (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. tk 6    Melody For Melonae - 13:20  (Jackie McLean)
b. tk 8    I'll Keep Loving You - 6:16  (Bud Powell)
c. tk 12    Rene - 10:00  (Jackie McLean)
d. tk 13    Omega - 8:30  (Jackie McLean)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84106 — Let Freedom Ring   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 46527 2 — Let Freedom Ring   (1987)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 80908 2 6 — Let Freedom Ring   (2003)

Date: June 14, 1962
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Kenny Dorham (t), Sonny Clark (p), Butch Warren (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. tk 1    The Three Minors [aka Vernestune] - 6:01  (Jackie McLean)
b. tk 6    Iddy Bitty [aka 'Snuff] - 8:13  (Jackie McLean)
c. tk 10    The Way I Feel - 7:05  (Edward 'Butch' Warren)
d. tk 13    Marilyn's Dilemma - 4:58  (Billy Higgins)
e. tk 14    Blues In A Jiff - 7:07  (Sonny Clark)
f. tk 15    Blues For Jackie - 7:48  (Kenny Dorham)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BN LA 483-J2 — Hipnosis   (1978)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 22669 2 0 — Vertigo   (2000)

Date: September 28, 1962
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Sonny Clark (p), Butch Warren (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. tk 5    Nursery Blues - 6:33  (Sonny Clark)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84427 — Tippin' The Scales   
b. tk 8   alt Two For One - 4:58  (Sonny Clark)
c. tk 9   alt Two For One - 4:56  (Sonny Clark)
d. tk 11    Rainy Blues - 5:09  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84427 — Tippin' The Scales   
e. tk 15   alt Tippin' The Scales - 5:58  (Jackie McLean)
f. tk 16    Tippin' The Scales - 5:58  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84427 — Tippin' The Scales   
g. tk 17    Nicely - 6:24  (Sonny Clark)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84427 — Tippin' The Scales   
h. tk 20    Cabin In The Sky - 5:30  (Vernon Duke, John Latouche)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84427 — Tippin' The Scales   
i. tk 21    Two For One - 6:01  (Sonny Clark)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84427 — Tippin' The Scales   
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84427 2 — Tippin' The Scales   (1989)

Date: February 11, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Donald Byrd (t), Herbie Hancock (p), Butch Warren (b), Tony Williams (d)

a. tk 2    Vertigo - 8:15  (Jackie McLean)
b. tk 6    Dusty Foot [aka Soul Time] - 6:52  (Donald Byrd)
c. tk 9    Marney - 6:13  (Donald Byrd)
d. tk 14    Yams - 7:57  (Herbie Hancock)
     Blue Note CD: B2BN 7243 4 95569 28 — The Complete Blue Note Sixties Recordings   (1998)
e. tk 17    Cheers - 4:51  (Jackie McLean)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": LT 1085 — Vertigo   (1981)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 22669 2 0 — Vertigo   (2000)

Date: April 30, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Eddie Khan (b), Tony Williams (d)

a. tk 3    Frankenstein - 7:25  (Grachan Moncur III)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84137 — One Step Beyond   
b. tk 5    Saturday And Sunday - 10:25  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84137 — One Step Beyond   
c. tk 9   alt Saturday And Sunday - 8:32  (Jackie McLean)
d. tk 14    Blue Rondo - 4:52  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84137 — One Step Beyond   
e. tk 16    Ghost Town - 14:34  (Grachan Moncur III)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84137 — One Step Beyond   
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7 46821 2 — One Step Beyond   (1987)
     Mosaic CD: MS-001 — Mosaic Select 1 - Grachan Moncur   (2003)
     Blue Note CD: 50999 2 65139 2 8 — One Step Beyond   (2009)

CD gives incorrect date of March 1, 1963. CD issue has incorrect timing and divides first two tracks (tks 5 & 9) incorrectly.


Date: September 20, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Larry Ridley (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a. tk 4    Esoteric - 9:02  (Grachan Moncur III)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84165 — Destination...Out!   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 32087 2 2 — Destination...Out!   (1995)
     Mosaic CD: MS-001 — Mosaic Select 1 - Grachan Moncur   (2003)
     Blue Note CD: 92424 — Destination...Out!   (2004)
b. tk 7    Love And Hate - 8:25  (Grachan Moncur III)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84165 — Destination...Out!   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 32087 2 2 — Destination...Out!   (1995)
     Mosaic CD: MS-001 — Mosaic Select 1 - Grachan Moncur   (2003)
     Blue Note CD: 92424 — Destination...Out!   (2004)
c.    inc Secret Love  (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)
d. tk 19    Kahlil The Prophet - 10:23  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84165 — Destination...Out!   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 32087 2 2 — Destination...Out!   (1995)
     Mosaic CD: MS-001 — Mosaic Select 1 - Grachan Moncur   (2003)
     Blue Note CD: 92424 — Destination...Out!   (2004)
e. tk 24    Riff Raff - 7:07  (Grachan Moncur III)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84165 — Destination...Out!   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 32087 2 2 — Destination...Out!   (1995)
     Mosaic CD: MS-001 — Mosaic Select 1 - Grachan Moncur   (2003)
     Blue Note CD: 92424 — Destination...Out!   (2004)

Date: August 5, 1964
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Charles Tolliver (t), Herbie Hancock (p), Cecil McBee (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a. 1402 (tk 5)    Truth - 6:25  (Charles Tolliver)
b. 1403 (tk 17)    Iddy Bitty [aka 'Snuff] - 7:45  (Jackie McLean)
c. 1404 (tk 18)    Das' Dat - 6:20  (Jackie McLean)
d. 1405 (tk 24)    Revillot - 7:45  (Charles Tolliver)
e. 1406 (tk 31)    Cancellation - 7:40  (Charles Tolliver)
f. 1407 (tk 33)    It's Time - 6:45  (Jackie McLean)
All titles on:      Mosaic LP 12": MR6-150 — The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions   (1993)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84179 — It's Time!   
     Mosaic CD: MD4-150 — The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions   (1993)
     Blue Note CD: 0946 3 58286 2 7 — It's Time!   (2006)

b. listed as 'Snuff.


Date: September 9, 1964
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Charles Tolliver (t), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Cecil McBee (b), Steve Ellington (d)

a. 1427   alt Plight  (Charles Tolliver)
b. 1428   alt Wrong Handle  (Charles Tolliver)

All selections were rejected.


Date: September 16, 1964
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Charles Tolliver (t), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Cecil McBee (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. 1438 (tk 1)    Action - 11:05  (Jackie McLean)
b. 1439 (tk 3)    Wrong Handle - 7:30  (Charles Tolliver)
c. 1440 (tk 15)    I Hear A Rhapsody - 4:30  (George Fragos, Dick Gasparre, Jack Baker)
d. 1441 (tk 19)    Plight - 7:35  (Charles Tolliver)
e. 1442 (tk 20)    Hootnan - 7:30  (Jackie McLean)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84218 — Action   
     Mosaic LP 12": MR6-150 — The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions   (1993)
     Mosaic CD: MD4-150 — The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions   (1993)
     Blue Note CD: 7243 5 96499 2 4 — Action   (2004)

e. misspelled as Hootman on Mosaic boxed set.


Date: January 29, 1965
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Larry Willis (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Clifford Jarvis (d)

a. 1508 (tk 2)    Right Now - 9:20  (Charles Tolliver)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84215 — Right Now!   
b. tk 3   alt Right Now - 11:45  (Charles Tolliver)
c. 1509 (tk 10)    Poor Eric - 10:10  (Larry Willis)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84215 — Right Now!   
d. 1510 (tk 15)    Christel's Time - 10:25  (Larry Willis)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84215 — Right Now!   
e. 1511 (tk 22)    Eco - 6:35  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84215 — Right Now!   
All titles on:      Mosaic LP 12": MR6-150 — The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions   (1993)
     Mosaic CD: MD4-150 — The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions   (1993)
     Blue Note CD: 90844 — Right Now!   (2004)

Date: July 30, 1965
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Charles Tolliver (t), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Larry Ridley (b), Jack DeJohnette (d)

a.    alt Climax  (Jack DeJohnette)
b. 1641   alt On The Nile  (Charles Tolliver)

All selections were rejected.


Date: September 24, 1965
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Lee Morgan, Charles Tolliver (t), Larry Willis (p), Larry Ridley (b), Jack DeJohnette (d)

a. 1656 (tk 4)    Soft Blue - 7:30  (Lee Morgan)
b. 1657 (tk 7)    Climax - 9:25  (Jack DeJohnette)
c. 1658 (tk 9)    On The Nile - 12:35  (Charles Tolliver)
d. 1659 (tk 11)    Jacknife - 6:15  (Charles Tolliver)
e. 1660 (tk 16)    Blue Fable [aka Jack's Tune] - 6:00  (Jackie McLean)
All titles on:      Mosaic LP 12": MR6-150 — The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions   (1993)
     Mosaic CD: MD4-150 — The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions   (1993)

Lee Morgan (t) on a-b, e; Charles Tolliver (t) on a, c-d.


Date: December 3, 1965
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Lee Morgan (t), Harold Mabern, Jr. (p), Herbie Lewis (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. 1687 (tk 3)    Consequence - 5:28  (Jackie McLean)
b. 1688 (tk 4)    Bluesanova - 7:27  (Lee Morgan)
c. 1689 (tk 10)    Tolypso - 6:00  (Jackie McLean)
d. 1690 (tk 11)    Soft Touch [aka Slumber] - 6:00  (Lee Morgan)
e. 1691 (tk 12)    The Three Minors [aka Vernestune] - 5:50  (Jackie McLean)
f. 1692 (tk 16)    My Old Flame - 5:16  (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow)
All titles on:      Mosaic LP 12": MR6-150 — The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions   (1993)
     Blue Note LP 12": LT 994 — Consequence   
     Mosaic CD: MD4-150 — The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions   (1993)
     Blue Note CD: 09463 11428 2 6 — Consequence   (2005)

d. listed as Slumber.
e. listed as Vernestune.


Date: April 18, 1966
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Larry Willis (p), Don Moore (b), Jack DeJohnette (d)

a. 1725 (tk 3)    High Frequency - 11:25  (Larry Willis)
b. 1726 (tk 8)    Jossa Bossa - 7:00  (Don Moore)
c. 1727 (tk 15)    Combined Effort - 9:20  (Jackie McLean)
d. 1728 (tk 20)    Moonscape - 6:50  (Jackie McLean)
e. 1729 (tk 21)    The Bull Frog - 4:35  (Larry Willis)
All titles on:      Mosaic LP 12": MR6-150 — The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions   (1993)
     Mosaic CD: MD4-150 — The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions   (1993)

Date: December 18, 1966
Location: Left Bank Jazz Society, Baltimore, MD
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Lamont Johnson (p), Scotty Holt (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. a-01    Minor March [aka Minor Apprehension] - 12:25  (Jackie McLean)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 6005 — Dr. Jackle   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 36005 — Dr. Jackle   
b. a-02    Melody For Melonae - 10:52  (Jackie McLean)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 6005 — Dr. Jackle   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 36005 — Dr. Jackle   
c.     Jossa Bossa - 9:19  (Don Moore)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 36005 — Dr. Jackle   
d. b-01    Little Melonae - 14:38  (Jackie McLean)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 6005 — Dr. Jackle   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 36005 — Dr. Jackle   
e. b-02    Closing - 8:20  (Jackie McLean)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 6005 — Dr. Jackle   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 36005 — Dr. Jackle   
f. c-01    Tune Up - 13:47  (Eddie Vinson, Miles Davis)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 6023 — Tune Up   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 36023 — Tune Up   
g. c-02    I Remember You - 13:26  (Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 6023 — Tune Up   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 36023 — Tune Up   
h.     Closing - 2:58  (Jackie McLean)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 36023 — Tune Up   
i. d-01    Blue Fable [aka Jack's Tune] - 14:22  (Jackie McLean)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 6023 — Tune Up   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 36023 — Tune Up   
j. d-02    Smile - 10:04  (Charles Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 6023 — Tune Up   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 36023 — Tune Up   
k. d-03    Closing - 1:29  (Jackie McLean)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 6023 — Tune Up   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 36023 — Tune Up   

Minor March incorrectly listed as "Dr. Jackle".


Date: February 3, 1967
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Lamont Johnson (p), Scotty Holt (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. 1829 (tk 7)    Hipnosis - 11:17  (Grachan Moncur III)
b. 1830 (tk 11)    Slow Poke - 7:44  (Jackie McLean)
c. 1831 (tk 21)    The Breakout - 6:28  (Jackie McLean)
d. 1832 (tk 30)    Back Home - 6:03  (Grachan Moncur III)
e. 1833 (tk 40)    The Reason Why - 6:50  (Lamont Johnson)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BN LA 483-J2 — Hipnosis   (1978)
     Mosaic CD: MS-001 — Mosaic Select 1 - Grachan Moncur   (2003)

Date: February 15, 1967
Location: RCA Studio B, New York City
Label: RCA Victor

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Lamont Johnson (p), Scotty Holt (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. UPA1-3860    Embraceable You - 7:30  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
b. UPA1-3861    Old Folks - 6:31  (Willard Robison, Dedette Hill)
Both titles on:      RCA Victor LP 12": LSP 3783 — From The Newport Jazz Festival - Tribute To Charlie Parker   
     Bluebird CD: 6457-2-RB — From The Newport Jazz Festival - Tribute To Charlie Parker   (1988)

Date: March 24, 1967
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Ornette Coleman (t), Lamont Johnson (p), Scotty Holt (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. 1864 (tk 6)    Old Gospel - 10:41  (Ornette Coleman)
b. 1865 (tk 9)    Strange As It Seems - 9:08  (Ornette Coleman)
c. 1866 (tk 10)    Lifeline - 21:37  (Jackie McLean)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84262 — New And Old Gospel   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 53356 2 4 — New And Old Gospel   (1996)
     Blue Note CD: 0946 3 74234 2 4 — New And Old Gospel   (2007)

Lifeline is a suite in four parts: Offering/Midway/Vernzone/The Inevitable End


Date: September 8, 1967
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Woody Shaw (t), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Lamont Johnson (p), Scotty Holt (b), Rashied Ali (d), Barbara Simmons (spk)

a. 1934 (tk 2)   alt Big Ben's Voice - 9:55  (Lamont Johnson)
b. 1934 (tk 3)    Big Ben's Voice - 10:06  (Lamont Johnson)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84284 — 'Bout Soul   (1969)
c. 1935 (tk 4)    Conversion Point - 9:45  (Jackie McLean)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84284 — 'Bout Soul   (1969)
     Mosaic CD: MS-001 — Mosaic Select 1 - Grachan Moncur   (2003)
d. 1936 (tk 8)    Soul - 10:15  (Grachan Moncur III, Barbara Simmons)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84284 — 'Bout Soul   (1969)
     Mosaic CD: MS-001 — Mosaic Select 1 - Grachan Moncur   (2003)
e. 1937 (tk 14)    Dear Nick, Dear John - 4:53  (Scotty Holt)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84284 — 'Bout Soul   (1969)
f. 1938 (tk 17)    Erdu - 5:54  (Lamont Johnson)
     Blue Note LP 12": BST 84284 — 'Bout Soul   (1969)
     Mosaic CD: MS-001 — Mosaic Select 1 - Grachan Moncur   (2003)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 59383 2 0 — 'Bout Soul   (1997)

Woody Shaw (t) on a-d, f; Grachan Moncur III (tb) on c-d, f; Barbara Simmons (spk) on d.


Date: December 22, 1967
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Woody Shaw (t), Lamont Johnson (p), Scotty Holt (b), Jack DeJohnette (d)

a. 2009 (tk 5)    Floogeh - 5:22  (Jackie McLean)
b. 2010 (tk 11)    Sweet Love Of Mine - 6:07  (Woody Shaw)
c. 2011 (tk 13?)    Demon's Dance - 7:09  (Jackie McLean)
d. 2012 (tk 14?)    Toyland - 5:24  (Cal Massey)
e. 2013 (tk 21?)    Message From Trane - 5:32  (Cal Massey)
f. 2014 (tk 22)    Boo Ann's Grand - 6:59  (Woody Shaw)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 84345 — Demon's Dance   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 84345 2 — Demon's Dance   (1987)
     Blue Note CD: 0946 3 62670 2 9 — Demon's Dance   (2006)

f. misspelled as "Boo Ann's Grind" on CD issue.

d. incorrectly credited to Jackie McLean on CD issue.


Date: July 5, 1968
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Tyrone Washington (ts), Woody Shaw (t), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Scotty Holt (b), Norman Connors (d)

a. 3054    In Case You Haven't Heard  (Woody Shaw)
b. 3055    Hymn To Rap  (Jackie McLean)
c. 3056    One For Jeru  (Norman Connors)
d. 3057    Kupenda
e. 3058    Abrasion  (Jackie McLean)

All performances were rejected.


Date: August 5, 1972
Location: Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Bo Stief (b), Alex Riel (d)

a. a-01    Smile - 15:31  (Charles Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner)
b. a-02    Das' Dat - 16:37  (Jackie McLean)
c. b-01    Parker's Mood - 19:21  (Charlie Parker)
d. b-02    Confirmation  (Charlie Parker)
e. b-02    Closing - 9:54  (Jackie McLean)
All titles on:      SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1001 — Live At Montmartre   (1973)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31001 — Live At Montmartre   

d, e performed as medley.


Date: July 17, 1973
Location: Sound Track Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: SteepleChase

Gary Bartz, Jackie McLean (ldr), Gary Bartz, Jackie McLean (as, v), Thomas Clausen (p), Bo Stief (b), Alex Riel (d)

a.     Monk's Dance - 6:36  (Gary Bartz)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1009 — Ode To Super   
b.     Ode To Super - 8:26  (Billy Gault, Roger Furman)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1009 — Ode To Super   
c.     Bluesnik - 9:56  (Jackie McLean)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1009 — Ode To Super   
d. tk 1   alt Watercircle - 5:42  (Thomas Clausen)
e. tk 6    Watercircle - 10:56  (Thomas Clausen)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1009 — Ode To Super   
f. tk 1   alt Red Cross - 7:52  (Charlie Parker)
g. tk 2    Red Cross - 12:05  (Charlie Parker)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1009 — Ode To Super   
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31009 — Ode To Super   

Gary Bartz (v) on b; Jackie McLean (v) on b.

Bluesnik listed as "Great Rainstreet Blues" on issues.

CONFIRMATION NEEDED ON TAKES/ISSUES.


Date: July 18, 1973
Location: Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Alex Riel (d)

a. a-01    Blue Fable [aka Jack's Tune] - 11:19  (Jackie McLean)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1013 — A Ghetto Lullaby   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31013 — A Ghetto Lullaby   

a. listed as "Jack's Tune" on issues.


Date: July 19, 1973
Location: Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Alex Riel (d)

a. a-02    Mode For Jay Mac - 9:18  (Billy Gault)
b. b-01    Where Is Love - 5:34  (Lionel Bart)
c. b-02    Callin' - 8:42  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
d. b-03    A Ghetto Lullaby - 7:19  (Billy Gault)
All titles on:      SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1013 — A Ghetto Lullaby   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31013 — A Ghetto Lullaby   

Confirmation needed that b. is not from July 18, 1973.


Date: July 20, 1973
Location: Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Dexter Gordon (ts), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Alex Riel (d)

a.     All Clean - 17:13  (Dexter Gordon)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1006 — The Meeting   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31006 — The Meeting   
b.     I Can't Get Started - 7:18  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1020 — The Source   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31020 — The Source   
c.    alt Dexter Digs In  (Dexter Gordon)
d.     Half Nelson - 18:36  (Miles Davis)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1020 — The Source   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31020 — The Source   
e.     On The Trail  (Ferde Grofe)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31020 — The Source   
f.     Closing - 19:24  (Jackie McLean)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31020 — The Source   
g.     Star Eyes  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
h.     Blue Monk  (Thelonious Monk)
i.     Closing  (Jackie McLean)

e, f performed as medley.


Date: July 21, 1973
Location: Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Dexter Gordon (ts), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b), Alex Riel (d)

a.     There Will Never Be Another You  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
b.    alt Sunset  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
c.     Rue De La Harpe - 8:36  (Sahib Shihab)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1006 — The Meeting   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31006 — The Meeting   
d.     Dexter Digs In  (Dexter Gordon)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1020 — The Source   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31020 — The Source   
e.     Closing - 11:31  (Jackie McLean)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1020 — The Source   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31020 — The Source   
f.     Callin' - 13:25  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31006 — The Meeting   
g.     Sunset - 10:38  (Kenny Drew, Sr.)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1006 — The Meeting   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31006 — The Meeting   
h.    alt Rue De La Harpe  (Sahib Shihab)
i.     Another Hairdo - 13:31  (Charlie Parker)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1020 — The Source   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31020 — The Source   
j.     On The Trail - 13:12  (Ferde Grofe)
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1006 — The Meeting   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31006 — The Meeting   

d, e performed as medley.


Date: August 16, 1974
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: SteepleChase

Michael Carvin, Jackie McLean (ldr), Michael Carvin (wf, d, kal, per, v), Jackie McLean (wf, as, p, kal, per, v)

a. a-01    The Tob - 4:10  (Jackie McLean)
b. a-02    The Hump - 6:15  (Michael Carvin)
c. a-03    The Slaveship - 3:08  (Jackie McLean)
d. a-04    The Hunter And His Game - 5:09  (Billy Skinner)
e. a-05    The Crossing - 2:47  (Jackie McLean)
f. b-01    Gong Go Lye - 3:12  (Jackie McLean)
g. b-02    Ti Ti - 8:38  (Michael Carvin)
h. b-03    Down In The Bottom - 4:08  (Jackie McLean)
i. b-04    De I Comahlee Ah - 11:42  (Michael Carvin)
All titles on:      SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1028 — Antiquity   
     SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31028 — Antiquity   

b. c. d. e. form a suite titled Antiquity.

McLean and Carvin play multiple instruments via overdubbing.


Date: October 30, 1974
Location: Minot Studios, White Plains, NY
Label: SteepleChase

Jackie McLean (ldr), Rene McLean (ss, as, ts), Jackie McLean (as), Billy Skinner (t), Billy Gault (p), James 'Fish' Benjamin (b), Michael Carvin (d)

a. a-01-alt.   alt New York Calling - 10:50  (Billy Skinner) / arr: Billy Skinner
b. a-01    New York Calling - 10:10  (Billy Skinner) / arr: Billy Skinner
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1023 — New York Calling   
c. a-02    Star Dancer - 12:20  (Billy Skinner) / arr: Billy Skinner
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1023 — New York Calling   
d. b-01    Camel Driver - 8:55  (Billy Gault) / arr: Billy Gault
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1023 — New York Calling   
e. b-02    Some Other Time - 8:00  (Billy Gault) / arr: Billy Gault
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1023 — New York Calling   
f. b-03    Adrian's Dance - 8:55  (Billy Skinner) / arr: Billy Skinner
     SteepleChase LP 12": SCS 1023 — New York Calling   
All titles on:      SteepleChase CD: SCCD 31023 — New York Calling   

Group listed as Jackie McLean & The Cosmic Brotherhood.


Date: April 6 & 7, 1978
Location: Sound Ideas Studio, New York City
Label: East Wind

Hank Jones, Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Hank Jones (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (d)

a. a-01    Appointment In Ghana - 5:50  (Jackie McLean)
b. a-02    It Never Entered My Mind - 6:42  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c. a-03    'Round Midnight - 9:07  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
d. b-01    Little Melonae - 5:54  (Jackie McLean)
e. b-02    Bein' Green - 6:25  (Joe Raposo)
f. b-03    Confirmation - 6:19  (Charlie Parker)
All titles on:      East Wind LP 12": EW 8057 — New Wine In Old Bottles   (1978)
     Inner City LP 12": IC 6029 — New Wine In Old Bottles   (1978)
     Test Of Time Records CD: TOT 13 — New Wine In Old Bottles   
     East Wind CD: 32JD 109 — New Wine In Old Bottles   

Group known as the Great Jazz Trio.

a listed as "Appointment In Ghana Again" and d listed as "Little Melonae Again".


Date: November 1978 and January 1979
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: RCA

Jackie McLean (ldr), Phil Bodner, Lou Marini (f, af, ts), Jackie McLean (as), Irving 'Marky' Markowitz, Marvin Stamm (t, fh), Sam Burtis, Urbie Green (tb), Hiram Bullock (g), Clifford Carter (key, syn), Mark Egan, Will Lee (eb), Steve Jordan (d), Sammy Figueroa (cga, per), Harry Lookofsky (vn), Wanda Adams, Margaret D. Andrews, Marvin L. Gordon, Paul Griffin, Gordon Grody, Lani Groves, Mamie Hood, Inara, Dana Jackson, Leonard L. Jackson, Yvonne Lewis, Yolland McCullough, Dedra McKnight, Zack Sanders, Cheryl L. Smith (v)

a. a-01    Monuments - 4:30  (Mitch Farber) / arr: Mitch Farber
b. a-02    On The Slick Side - 5:14  (Mitch Farber) / arr: Mitch Farber
c. a-03    They All Seem To Disappear - 5:18  (Mitch Farber) / arr: Mitch Farber
d. a-04    Gotta Get A Piece Of Your Soul - 4:20  (Mitch Farber) / arr: Mitch Farber
e. b-01    Long-Time Lover - 6:12  (Mitch Farber) / arr: Mitch Farber
f. b-02    Doctor Jackyll And Mister Funk - 6:33  (Mitch Farber, Neil Sheppard) / arr: Mitch Farber
g. b-03    The Molimo - 5:12  (Mitch Farber) / arr: Mitch Farber
All titles on:      RCA LP 12": AFL1-3230 — Monuments   (1979)

Phil Bodner (f) on c, e, g; (af) on c, e, g; (ts) on c, e, g; Lou Marini (f) on c, e, g; (af) on c, e, g; (ts) on c, e, g; Irving 'Marky' Markowitz (t) on c, e, g; (fh) on c, e, g; Marvin Stamm (t) on c, e, g; (fh) on c, e, g; Sam Burtis (tb) on c, e, g; Urbie Green (tb) on c, e, g; Mark Egan (eb) on b; Will Lee (eb) on a, c-g; Harry Lookofsky (vn) on a, d; Wanda Adams (v) on f; Margaret D. Andrews (v) on f; Marvin L. Gordon (v) on f; Paul Griffin (v) on d, f; Gordon Grody (v) on d, f; Lani Groves (v) on c, e-f; Mamie Hood (v) on f; Inara (v) on f; Dana Jackson (v) on f; Leonard L. Jackson (v) on f; Yvonne Lewis (v) on c, e-f; Yolland McCullough (v) on c, e-f; Dedra McKnight (v) on f; Zack Sanders (v) on d, f; Cheryl L. Smith (v) on f.


Date: November 1, 1979
Location: Nick Vollebregt's Jazz Cafe, Laren, Netherlands
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Tete Montoliu (p), Herbie Lewis (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. 01    Little Melonae - 11:03  (Jackie McLean)
b. 02    Easy Living - 13:35  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
c. 03    A Night In Tunisia - 16:03  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
d. 04    Star Eyes - 9:31  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
e. 05    Dr. Jackle - 2:22  (Jackie McLean)

Spoken comments by McLean (sometimes listed as "Jackie Speaks") precede final selection.


Date: July 7, 1983
Location: Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Herbie Lewis (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a. 01    Blue 'n' Boogie  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
b. 02    Star Eyes  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
c. 03    What's New  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
d. 04    Will You Still Be Mine  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)

Date: July 10, 1983
Location: Pescara Jazz Festival, Pescara, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Herbie Lewis (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a.     Blue 'n' Boogie - 6:02  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)

Date: April 6 & 7, 1985
Location: Right Track Studios, New York City
Label: Blue Note

Jackie McLean, McCoy Tyner (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Jon Faddis (t), McCoy Tyner (p), Ron Carter (b), Marcus Miller (eb), Al Foster (d), Steve Thornton (per)

a. a-01    Spur Of The Moment - 5:53  (Denny Zeitlin)
b. a-02    You Taught My Heart To Sing - 6:30  (McCoy Tyner, Sammy Cahn)
c. a-03    It's About Time - 6:17  (McCoy Tyner)
d. b-01    Hip-Toe - 6:29  (McCoy Tyner)
e. b-02    No Flowers, Please - 5:35  (Ron Carter)
f. b-03    Travelin' - 6:26  (McCoy Tyner)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BT 85102 — It's About Time   (1985)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7 46291 2 — It's About Time   

Jackie McLean (as) on a, c-d; Jon Faddis (t) on a, d; Ron Carter (b) on a, d-e; Marcus Miller (eb) on b, f.


Date: July 11, 1985
Location: Nice, France
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Rene McLean (f, ss, ts), Jackie McLean (as), Dizzy Gillespie (t), Hotep Idris Galeta (p), David Eubanks (b), Ronnie Burrage (d), Kimati Dinizulu (per)

a. 01    Little Melonae  (Jackie McLean)
b. 02    Dance Little Mandissa  (Rene McLean)
c. 03    Knot The Blues  (Hotep Idris Galeta)
d. 05    J. Mac's Dynasty  (Rene McLean)
e. 06    Zimbabwe  (Rene McLean)
f. 08    Yesterday's Blues Tomorrow  (Rene McLean)

Additional material - further details needed.


Date: March 8, 1987
Location: Teatro Sperimentale, Ancona, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Walter Davis, Jr. (p), Nat Reeves (b), Ronnie Burrage (d)

a. 01    J. Mac's Dynasty - 12:51  (Rene McLean)
b. 03    Dance Little Mandissa - 11:51  (Rene McLean)
c. 04    'Round Midnight - 10:53  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
d. 05    A Night In Tunisia - 8:18  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
e. 06    Little Melonae - 13:36  (Jackie McLean)
f. 07    You Taught My Heart To Sing - 18:21  (McCoy Tyner, Sammy Cahn)
g. 08    I Should Care - 9:58  (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn)

Jackie McLean (as) on a-f.

Additional unknown titles: #2 (11:36), #9 (5:48), #10 (5:26).


Date: August 25, 1987
Location: Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Woody Shaw (t), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: October 1, 1988
Location: University Ballroom, Catonsville, MD
Label: [private recording]

Jimmy Heath, Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Jimmy Heath (ts), Tom Williams (t), Hank Jones (p), Rufus Reid (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. I - 01    Lady Bird  (Tadd Dameron)
b. I - 02    On Green Dolphin Street  (Bronislau Kaper, Ned Washington)
c. I - 03    What's New  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
d. I - 04    'Round Midnight  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
e. I - 05    Oleo  (Sonny Rollins)
f. II - 01    Confirmation  (Charlie Parker)
g. II - 02    Star Eyes  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
h. II - 03    Lover Man  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
i. II - 04    Tenor Madness [aka Royal Roost; aka Rue Chaptal; aka Sportin' Crowd]  (Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins)
j. II - 05    A Night In Tunisia  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)

Date: October 27, 1988
Location: Magnetic Terrace, Paris, France
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Walter Davis, Jr. (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 01    Thelonious - 10:33  (Thelonious Monk)
b. 02    How Deep Is The Ocean - 4:39  (Irving Berlin)
c. 03    Crazeology [aka Little Benny] - 5:55  (Bud Powell)
d. 04    Little Melonae - 18:38  (Jackie McLean)

Jackie McLean (as) on a-b, d.

Final selection interpolates "Choubidou" and "Salt Peanuts" - details needed.


Date: November 5, 1988
Location: Paramount Studio M, Hollywood, CA
Label: Triloka

Jackie McLean (ldr), Rene McLean (f, ss, ts), Jackie McLean (as), Hotep Idris Galeta (p), Nat Reeves (b), Carl Allen (d)

a. 01    Five - 7:34  (Jackie McLean)
b. 02    Bird Lives - 3:05  (Jackie McLean)
c. 03    A House Is Not A Home - 5:32  (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
d. 04    Third World Express - 7:48  (Kasa Allah [aka Stanley Wiley])
e. 05    Dance Little Mandissa - 6:11  (Rene McLean)
f. 06    J. Mac's Dynasty - 9:58  (Rene McLean)
g. 07    Knot The Blues - 7:06  (Hotep Idris Galeta)
h. 08    Zimbabwe - 7:51  (Rene McLean)
i. 09    King Tut's Strut - 8:48  (Hotep Idris Galeta)
j. 10    Muti-Woman - 6:05  (Rene McLean)
All titles on:      Triloka CD: 181-2 — Dynasty   (1990)
     Triloka CD: D 154557 — Dynasty   (1990)

Date: July 3, 1989
Location: Salle Marie-Gérin-Lajoie, University of Quebec, Montréal, Canada
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Hotep Idris Galeta (p), Nat Reeves (b), Tony Reedus (d)

a. 01    Minor March [aka Minor Apprehension]  (Jackie McLean)
b. 01    Yesterday's Blues Tomorrow - 20:15  (Rene McLean)
c. 02    J. Mac's Dynasty - 7:30  (Rene McLean)
d. 03    Dance Little Mandissa - 5:48  (Rene McLean)
e. 04    Zimbabwe - 10:23  (Rene McLean)
f. 05    A House Is Not A Home - 8:03  (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)

a, b performed as medley.


Date: July 23, 1989
Location: Pescara Jazz Festival, Pescara, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Claude Mouton (b), Bob DiMeo (d)

a. 01    Just Friends - 6:26  (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
b. 02    Everything Happens To Me - 3:55  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
c. 03    Fine And Dandy - 5:37  (Paul James, Kay Swift)
d. 04    April In Paris - 4:15  (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg)
e. 05    Parker's Mood - 4:04  (Charlie Parker)
f. 06    They Can't Take That Away From Me - 3:30  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
g. 07    Laura - 6:10  (David Raksin, Johnny Mercer)
h. 08    Blue 'n' Boogie - 6:58  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
i. 09    Groovin' High - 7:39  (Dizzy Gillespie)

An original poem recited by Walter Bishop, Jr. precedes the final selection.

Unknown strings present on all but "Blue 'n' Boogie".


Date: February 23, 1990
Location: Bologna, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Donald Byrd (t), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Nat Reeves (b), Arthur Taylor (d)

a. 01    Minor March [aka Minor Apprehension] - 9:46  (Jackie McLean)
b. 02    Solar [aka Sonny] - 9:51  (Chuck Wayne)
c. 03    It Might As Well Be Spring - 8:53  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
d. 04    Little Melonae - 12:05  (Jackie McLean)
e. 05    'Round Midnight - 9:04  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
f. 06    I Got The Blahs - 10:42  (Donald Byrd)
g. 07    A Night In Tunisia - 5:56  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)

Date: August 4, 1990
Location: Alice Tully Hall, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as, spk), Benny Golson (ts), Earl Gardner, Wynton Marsalis, Wallace Roney (t), Curtis Fuller (tb), Bob Stewart (tu), Hotep Idris Galeta, Alan Jay Palmer, Larry Willis (p), Ray Drummond, Nat Reeves (b), Carl Allen, Arthur Taylor, Kenny Washington (d), Slide Hampton, Don Sickler (con)

a. 01    A House Is Not A Home - 9:37  (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
b. 02    Bird Lives - 8:15  (Jackie McLean)
c. 03    Little Melonae - 12:31  (Jackie McLean)
d. 03    Inding [aka Quadrangle] - 10:31  (Jackie McLean)
e. 04    Minor March [aka Minor Apprehension] - 13:36  (Jackie McLean)
f. 05    Appointment In Ghana - 9:13  (Jackie McLean) / arr: Curtis Fuller
g. 05    Portrait Of Doll [aka My Lady]  (Jackie McLean) / arr: Larry Willis
h. 05    A Ballad For Doll  (Jackie McLean) / arr: Larry Willis
i. 05    For Hofsa - 9:35  (Jackie McLean) / arr: Larry Willis
j. 06    Blue Fable [aka Jack's Tune] - 10:46  (Jackie McLean) / arr: Slide Hampton
k. 07    Walter Davis Ascending - 6:16  (Jackie McLean)
l. 08    Melody For Melonae - 9:47  (Jackie McLean) / arr: Slide Hampton
m. 09    Donna [aka Dig] - 11:50  (Jackie McLean) / arr: Curtis Fuller

g, h, i performed as medley.

Benny Golson (ts) on e-m; Earl Gardner (t) on f-m; Wynton Marsalis (t) on b-c; Wallace Roney (t) on d-m; Curtis Fuller (tb) on c, f-m; Bob Stewart (tu) on f-m; Hotep Idris Galeta (p) on a; Alan Jay Palmer (p) on k; Larry Willis (p) on b-j, l-m; Ray Drummond (b) on f-g, j-m; Nat Reeves (b) on a-e, h-i; Carl Allen (d) on a; Arthur Taylor (d) on b-e; Kenny Washington (d) on f-m; Jackie McLean (spk) on k; Slide Hampton (con) on j, l; Don Sickler (con) on f, m.

Broadcast on Jazz From Lincoln Center.

Band vocal on k.


Date: October 13, 1990
Location: Leverkusen Jazz Festival, Leverkusen, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Hotep Idris Galeta (p), Nat Reeves (b), Cindy Blackman (d)

a. 01    J. Mac's Dynasty - 8:04  (Rene McLean)
b. 02    Knot The Blues - 5:44  (Hotep Idris Galeta)
c. 03    A House Is Not A Home - 5:19  (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
d. 04    Little B's Poem - 6:10  (Bobby Hutcherson)
e. 05    My Foolish Heart - 9:45  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
f. 06    Zimbabwe - 10:06  (Rene McLean)
g. 07    Minor March [aka Minor Apprehension] - 6:48  (Jackie McLean)

Jackie McLean (as) on a-c, f-g; Bobby Hutcherson (vib) on d-g.


Date: January 29 & 30, 1991
Location: Soundworks West, Hollywood, CA
Label: Triloka

Jackie McLean (ldr), Rene McLean (ss, as, ts), Jackie McLean (as), Hotep Idris Galeta (p), Nat Reeves (b), Carl Allen (d), Lenny Castro (per)

a. 01    A Calling - 6:15  (Jackie McLean) / arr: Jackie McLean, Rene McLean
b. 02    Portrait Of Doll [aka My Lady] - 4:58  (Jackie McLean) / arr: Jackie McLean, Rene McLean
c. 03    Destiny's Romance - 5:11  (Rene McLean) / arr: Jackie McLean, Rene McLean
d. 04    Cyclical - 2:45  (Hotep Idris Galeta) / arr: Hotep Idris Galeta
e. 05    Morning Prayer - 4:35  (Rene McLean) / arr: Jackie McLean, Rene McLean
f. 06    Rites Of Passage - 8:41  (Rene McLean) / arr: Jackie McLean, Rene McLean
g. 07    Naima's Tone Poem - 7:03  (Rene McLean) / arr: Jackie McLean, Rene McLean
h. 08    Firesign - 5:13  (Rene McLean) / arr: Jackie McLean, Rene McLean
i. 09    Yesterday's Blues Tomorrow - 5:45  (Rene McLean) / arr: Jackie McLean, Rene McLean
j. 10    Rendezvous In Congo Square - 8:34  (Hotep Idris Galeta) / arr: Hotep Idris Galeta
All titles on:      Triloka CD: 188-2 — Rites Of Passage   (1991)

Lenny Castro (per) on c, f.


Date: March 30, 1991
Location: Teatro Sperimentale, Ancona, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Hotep Idris Galeta (p), Nat Reeves (b), Carl Allen (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: April 2, 1991
Location: Hnita Hoeve Jazz Club, Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Hotep Idris Galeta (p), Nat Reeves (b), Carl Allen (d)

a. 01    Cyclical - 11:50  (Hotep Idris Galeta)
b. 02    Song For My Queen - 10:24  (Hotep Idris Galeta)
c. 03    Dance Little Mandissa - 6:18  (Rene McLean)
d. 04    Minor March [aka Minor Apprehension] - 9:12  (Jackie McLean)
e. 05    'Round Midnight - 11:15  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
f. 06    Five - 6:46  (Jackie McLean)
All titles on:      Birdology CD: 519 270-2 — The Jackie Mac Attack Live   

Date: February 21, 1992
Location: Old Cabel Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Steve Davis (tb), Alan Jay Palmer (p), Nat Reeves (b), Eric McPherson (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: March 12 & 13, 1992
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Birdology

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Roy Hargrove (t), Steve Davis (tb), Steve Nelson (vib), Alan Jay Palmer (p), Nat Reeves (b), Eric McPherson (d)

a. 01    Rhythm Of The Earth - 15:35  (Jackie McLean)
b. 02    For Hofsa - 4:12  (Jackie McLean)
c. 03    Sirius System - 6:44  (Alan Jay Palmer)
d. 04    The Explorers - 7:58  (Steve Davis)
e. 05    Oh Children Rise - 4:52  (Alan Jay Palmer)
f. 06    Osyris Returns - 8:48  (Alan Jay Palmer)
g. 07    The Collective Expression - 6:38  (Alan Jay Palmer)
h. 08    Dark Castle - 4:20  (Alan Jay Palmer)
All titles on:      Birdology CD: 513 916-2 — Rhythm Of The Earth   (1992)
     Birdology CD: FDM 37009 — Rhythm Of The Earth   (2002)

Band vocal on e.


Date: July 7, 1993
Location: Ferrara, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Rene McLean (f, ss, as, ts), Jackie McLean (as), Steve Davis (tb), Alan Jay Palmer (p), Nat Reeves (b), Eric McPherson (d)

a. 01    J. Mac's Dynasty - 15:26  (Rene McLean)
b. 02    King Tut's Strut - 14:36  (Hotep Idris Galeta)
c. 03    Entrapment - 15:08  (Rene McLean)
d. 04    For Hofsa - 7:44  (Jackie McLean)
e. 05    Osyris Returns - 12:45  (Alan Jay Palmer)
f. 06    Little Melonae - 8:05  (Jackie McLean)
g. 07    'Round Midnight - 3:05  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)

Date: February 19, 1994
Location: Ted Mann Concert Hall, Minneapolis, MN
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Rene McLean (ss, ts), Jackie McLean (as), Raymond Williams (t), Steve Davis (tb), Alan Jay Palmer (p), Nat Reeves (b), Eric McPherson (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: February 21, 1994
Location: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Steve Davis (tb), Alan Jay Palmer (p), Nat Reeves (b), Eric McPherson (d)

a. I - 01    Rhythm Of The Earth - 17:01  (Jackie McLean)
b. I - 02    Cyclical - 9:41  (Hotep Idris Galeta)
c. I - 03    Knot The Blues - 13:59  (Hotep Idris Galeta)
d. I - 04    Five - 13:06  (Jackie McLean)
e. II - 01    Minor March [aka Minor Apprehension] - 13:29  (Jackie McLean)
f. II - 02    Glass Enclosure - 3:45  (Bud Powell)
g. II - 03    Yesterday's Blues Tomorrow - 15:07  (Rene McLean)
h. II - 04    Zimbabwe - 14:29  (Rene McLean)
i. II - 05    Five - 7:40  (Jackie McLean)

Jackie McLean (as) on a-e, g-i; Steve Davis (tb) on a-e, g-i; Nat Reeves (b) on a-e, g-i; Eric McPherson (d) on a-e, g-i.

Spoken comments by Jackie McLean precede c (2:13) and f (4:16).


Date: January 28-31, 1996
Location: Power Station, New York City
Label: Somethin' Else

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Junko Onishi (p), Nat Reeves (b), Lewis Nash (d)

a. 01    Little Melonae - 6:53  (Jackie McLean)
b. 02    A Cottage For Sale - 7:43  (Willard Robison, L. Conley)
c. 03    Solar [aka Sonny] - 7:48  (Chuck Wayne)
d. 04    Bags' Groove - 4:33  (Milt Jackson)
e. 05    Will You Still Be Mine - 5:27  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
f. 06    Left Alone - 5:48  (Mal Waldron, Billie Holiday)
g. 07    Jackie's Hat - 5:00  (Junko Onishi)
h. 08    Sentimental Journey - 6:03  (Les Brown, Bud Green, Ben Homer)
i. 09    Bluesnik - 4:47  (Jackie McLean)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: 7243 8 38363 2 1 — Hat Trick   (1996)

Date: February 15, 1996
Location: Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Raymond Williams (t), Steve Davis (tb), Alan Jay Palmer (p), Nat Reeves (b), Eric McPherson (d)

a. I - 01    Rhythm Of The Earth - 23:47  (Jackie McLean)
b. I - 02    'Round Midnight - 11:40  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
c. I - 03    Dance Little Mandissa - 11:35  (Rene McLean)
d. I - 04    The Griot - 8:56  (Raymond Williams)
e. I - 05    Sirius System - 7:51  (Alan Jay Palmer)
f. I - 06    Cyclical - 2:43  (Hotep Idris Galeta)

Date: July 4, 1996
Location: Village Vanguard, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Rene McLean (f, ss, ts), Jackie McLean (as), Raymond Williams (t), Steve Davis (tb), Alan Jay Palmer (p), Phil Bowler (b), Eric McPherson (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: August 6, 1996
Location: Satin Doll Club, Tokyo, Japan
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Freddie Hubbard (t), Mulgrew Miller (p), Ira Coleman (b), Mark Johnson (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: September 30, 1996
Location: Blue Note, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Junko Onishi (p), Ira Coleman (b), Lewis Nash (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: 1997
Location: Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jackie McLean, Billy Taylor (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Billy Taylor (p), Chip Jackson (b), Steve Johns (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

First broadcast August 4, 1997 on "Billy Taylor's Jazz From The Kennedy Center" radio program.


Date: April 6, 1997
Location: Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham, England
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Cedar Walton (p), David Williams (b), Victor Lewis (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: April 8, 1997
Location: Odeon, Nimes, France
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Cedar Walton (p), David Williams (b), John Betsch (d)

a. I - 01    My Heart Stood Still - 10:05  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b. I - 02    Dance Little Mandissa - 7:07  (Rene McLean)
c. I - 03    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - 11:17  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
d. I - 04    Solar [aka Sonny] - 7:57  (Chuck Wayne)
e. I - 05    The Theme - 5:12  (Miles Davis)
f. II - 01    Seven Minds - 7:52  (Sam Jones)
g. II - 02    Mr. E - 12:14  (Jackie McLean)
h. II - 03    'Round Midnight - 9:23  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
i. II - 04    Firm Roots - 9:23  (Cedar Walton)
j. II - 05    The Theme - 5:22  (Miles Davis)
k.     Little Melonae - 4:15  (Jackie McLean)

Jackie McLean (as) on b-e, g-k.


Date: June 29, 1997
Location: Vancouver International Jazz Festival - Vogue Theater, Vancouver, Canada
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Rene McLean (f, ss, ts), Jackie McLean (as), Steve Davis (tb), Alan Jay Palmer (p), Phil Bowler (b), Eric McPherson (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: July 15 & 16, 1997
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City
Label: Somethin' Else

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as, per), Rene McLean (ts, per), Raymond Williams (t, fh), Steve Davis (tb, per), Alan Jay Palmer (p), Phil Bowler (b), Eric McPherson (d)

a.     Mr. E - 5:14  (Jackie McLean)
b.     Optimism - 5:53  (Steve Davis)
c.     Cryptography - 5:58  (Raymond Williams)
d.     The Griot - 7:14  (Raymond Williams)
e.     Entrapment - 7:20  (Rene McLean)
f.     Excursions - 7:28  (Steve Davis)
g.     Rites Of Passage - 6:40  (Rene McLean)
h.     Beautiful Majestic One - 7:03  (Alan Jay Palmer)
i.     I Found You - 8:38  (Steve Davis)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: 7243 4 93254 2 5 — Fire And Love   (1997)

Raymond Williams (t) on a-d, f-i; (fh) on e; Steve Davis (per) on g; Jackie McLean (per) on g; Rene McLean (per) on g.


Date: August 29, 1997
Location: Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago, IL
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Raymond Williams (t), Steve Davis (tb), Alan Jay Palmer (p), Phil Bowler (b), Eric McPherson (d)

a. 01    Rhythm Of The Earth - 18:59  (Jackie McLean)
b. 02    The Griot - 14:08  (Raymond Williams)
c. 03    Parker's Mood - 5:19  (Charlie Parker)
d. 04    Rites Of Passage - 14:54  (Rene McLean)
e. 05    Cyclical - 2:26  (Hotep Idris Galeta)

Raymond Williams (t) on a-b, d-e; Steve Davis (tb) on a-b, d-e.


Date: June 12, 1999
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City
Label: Somethin' Else

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Cedar Walton (p), David Williams (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a.     What Is This Thing Called Love - 6:31  (Cole Porter)
b.     I Fall In Love Too Easily - 5:09  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
c.     You Don't Know What Love Is - 7:47  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
d.     A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - 8:28  (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: 7243 5 23273 2 4 — Nature Boy   (1999)

Date: June 13, 1999
Location: Avatar Studios, New York City
Label: Somethin' Else

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Cedar Walton (p), David Williams (b), Billy Higgins (d)

a.     Star Eyes - 5:31  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
b.     I Can't Get Started - 7:57  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
c.     Nature Boy - 9:30  (Eden Ahbez)
d.     Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - 5:51  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
All titles on:      Blue Note CD: 7243 5 23273 2 4 — Nature Boy   (1999)

Date: August 4, 1999
Location: Sweet Basil 139, Tokyo, Japan
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Darren Barrett (t), Cyrus Chestnut (p), Essiet Okun Essiet (b), Eric McPherson (d)

a. 02    Speak Low - 10:52  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
b. 03    Dance Little Mandissa - 15:04  (Rene McLean)
c. 04    'Round Midnight - 13:12  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
d. 07    Left Alone - 6:51  (Mal Waldron, Billie Holiday)

Jackie McLean (as) on b-d; Darren Barrett (t) on b-d.

Additional unknown titles: #1 (11:23) #5 (12:07) #6 (8:44).


Date: April 12, 2001
Location: Regattabar, Cambridge, MA
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Cedar Walton (p), Buster Williams (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: April 13, 2001
Location: Regattabar, Cambridge, MA
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Cedar Walton (p), Buster Williams (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: April 14, 2001
Location: Regattabar, Cambridge, MA
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Cedar Walton (p), Buster Williams (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: May 3, 2002
Location: Regattabar, Cambridge, MA
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Cedar Walton (p), David Williams (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: May 4, 2002
Location: Regattabar, Cambridge, MA
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Josh Evans (t), Cedar Walton (p), David Williams (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: May 5, 2002
Location: Regattabar, Cambridge, MA
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Cedar Walton (p), David Williams (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Date: June 18, 2002
Location: Iridium, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Jackie McLean (as), Rene McLean (ts), Benito Gonzales (p), Phil Bowler (b), Eric McPherson (d)

a. 01    Third World Express - 15:18  (Kasa Allah [aka Stanley Wiley])
b. 02    'Round Midnight - 13:14  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
c. 03    Mr. E - 10:33  (Jackie McLean)

Date: May 27, 2004
Location: Iridium, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Rene McLean (f, ts), Jackie McLean (as), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Alan Jay Palmer (p), Nat Reeves (b), Eric McPherson (d)

a. 01    Mr. E - 22:59  (Jackie McLean)
b. 02    Love And Hate - 19:29  (Grachan Moncur III)
c. 03    Frankenstein - 15:34  (Grachan Moncur III)

Grachan Moncur III (tb) on b-c.

Only first set is confirmed as a private recording.


Date: July 11, 2004
Location: North Sea Jazz Festival, Den Haag, Netherlands
Label: [radio broadcast]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Rene McLean (f, ts), Jackie McLean (as), Alan Jay Palmer (p), Nat Reeves (b), Eric McPherson (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Final selection fades out on only known source.


Date: July 14, 2004
Location: Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia, Italy
Label: [television broadcast]

Jackie McLean (ldr), Rene McLean (f, ts), Jackie McLean (as), Alan Jay Palmer (p), Nat Reeves (b), Eric McPherson (d)

a. 00    Rhythm Of The Earth  (Jackie McLean)
b. 01    Dance Little Mandissa - 14:11  (Rene McLean)
c. 02    'Round Midnight - 12:50  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
d. 03    Reparations - 11:40  (Alan Jay Palmer)
e. 04    Mr. E - 16:30  (Jackie McLean)
f. 05    Cyclical - 2:16  (Hotep Idris Galeta)

Rene McLean (f) on a-c, e-f; (ts) on a-c, e-f; Jackie McLean (as) on a-c, e-f.

a. is back-announced but does not appear on any known source.