[JPL] Stanley Crouch on Jackie McLean

Larry Appelbaum jumpmonk at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 5 15:26:53 EDT 2006


>Peter Solomon wrote:
>I would suggest A.B. Spellman's book "Four Lives in the Bebop Business" 
>(also includes portraits of Herbie Nichols, Cecil Taylor, and Ornette 
>Coleman) for anyone looking to learn more about Jackie McLean.

The book is back in print with a different title: 
http://www.press.umich.edu/titleDetailDesc.do?id=9702

>One thing about McLean that sometimes
>gives me pause is his consistent out-of-tune-ness. I know he cultivated it 
>and controlled it, but it can >be a little off-putting. Any thoughts?

As far as intonation goes, Jackie sometimes played sharp. It's part of what 
makes his sound so distinctive and recognizable.

Larry Appelbaum
WPFW-FM




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