Monday, February 4, 2019

JACKIE McLEAN – Hipnosis (1962/67) Blue Note–BN-LA483-J2/UA – 2LP-1978




Label: Blue Note ‎– BN-LA483-J2
Series: Blue Note Jazz Classic Series –
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: US / Released: 1978
Style: Hard Bop, Post Bop
A1 to B3 rec. at Rudy Van Gelder's, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on June 14, 1962.
C1 to D3 rec. at Rudy Van Gelder's, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on February 3, 1967.
Design [Album] – Bob Cato
Photography By – H. Nolan
Compiled By – Michael Cuscuna
Liner Notes – Ben Sidran
Producer [Original Sessions Produced By], Producer – Alfred Lion
Supervised By [Project Director Blue Note Jazz Classic Series] – Charlie Lourie
Matrix / Runout (Side 1): BN-LA483-1 (SET 1) 2 ECK UA
Matrix / Runout (Side 2): BN-LA483-2 (SET 2) 1 ECK UA
Matrix / Runout (Side 3): BN-LA483-3 (SET 2) 1 ECK UA
Matrix / Runout (Side 4): BN-LA483-4 (SET 1) 2 ECK UA

side 1
A1 - The Three Minors ............................................................................................... 6:00
A2 - Blues In A Jiff ..................................................................................................... 7:00
A3 - Blues For Jackie ................................................................................................. 7:45

side 2
B1 - Marilyn's Dilemma ............................................................................................. 5:00
B2 - Iddy Bitty ........................................................................................................... 8:10
B3 - The Way I Feel .................................................................................................. 7:15

Personnel:
Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
Kenny Dorham – trumpet
Sonny Clark – piano
Butch Warren – bass
Billy Higgins – drums, percussion

side 3
C1 - Hipnosis .......................................................................................................... 11:15
C2 - Slow Poke ........................................................................................................ 7:40

side 4
D1 - The Breakout .................................................................................................... 6:17
D2 - Back Home ....................................................................................................... 6:05
D3 - The Reason Why .............................................................................................. 6:45

Personnel:
Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
Grachan Moncur III – trombone
LaMont Johnson – piano
Scott Holt – bass
Billy Higgins – drums, percussion


All selections are released here for the first time. All selections are in stereo.
Hipnosis is a studio album by saxophonist Jackie McLean, featuring selections recorded for Blue Note Records in the 1960s, but not released until 1978. The album was released in the US as a two-fer (BN-LA 483-H2), which included five tracks from a 1967 session, plus six tracks recorded in 1962.  In Japan, it was released the same year as a standard LP (ST-83022) with a different cover, featuring only the 1967 tracks.



The first session's from his wailing hard bop days, and features Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Sonny Clark on piano, and Billy Higgins on drums. Tracks from this one include "Blues For Jackie", "Blues In a Jiff", and "Iddy Bitty". The other set's from the tail end of his "new thing" days, and features Grachan Moncur on trombone and Lamont Johnson on piano. Tracks here include "The Breakout", "Hipnosis", "Slow Poke", and "The Reason Why".
It is interesting to compare Hipnosis with the other UA McLean two-fer offering, Jacknife. I find this Jazz Classics Series sonically better (probably just by chance)  and musically has the edge, if only for the presence of a bubbling Sonny Clark and a brooding Grachan Moncur III. McLean recorded numerous times with Moncur, something about how the malevolant lower register trombone and offsetting acid-sharp alto gel, sweet and sour, a challenging sort of brass unison.



Both vintage McLean twofers are in my view essential, inexpensive good-sounding double vinyl. I expect most jazz fans already have them, but perhaps like me you have been neglecting to play them, so its good to get them off the shelf and onto the turntable where they belong. The twofers are over thirty years old, nearing forty years, close to nearly a  decade short of originals. That is “vintage”, good enough for me.
Even if you have all the McLean and Moncur Blue Notes, which I do, the two McLean twofers (is that a fourfer?) generously complement your collection, without duplicating any tracks.

And in the end, quite what United Artists thought they were doing releasing two twofer series – The Blue Note Reissue Series and The Blue Note Jazz Classics series –  is a mystery to me. Why call something a re-issue which has never been issued before? They are all Jazz Classics, whatever the word Classics means.         (parts of londonjazzcollector review)




If you find it, buy this album!

11 comments:

  1. JACKIE McLEAN – Hipnosis (1962/67) Blue Note / UA – 2LP-1978
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-96kHz+Artwork (769.42 MB)

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  2. Thank you very much, this is much appreciated, Vitko!

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  3. Thanks a lot for your rips! Undoubtedly, immortal jazz classics.

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  4. great posts thanks for these McLean LP's vitko

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  5. One more precious rip !! Thank you, Vitko!!

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