Saturday, April 01, 2006
Jackie McLean, 1932-2006
"Jackie McLean has been an enduring force in jazz since the early 50s, and a distinguished educator since 1968. Long the possessor of one of the most recognizable alto saxophone sounds and styles, from the moment one hears that yearning, searching, slightly acidic alto tone one knows that Jackie McLean is in the house and that one is in store for some truly no-nonsense music-making." -- Don Berryman
Jazz alto saxophonist Jackie McLean dies at 73.
Hat-tip: Tim Niland