THANKS!!! Jackie McLean really was one of the ones. Great player and very gentle person.
....but can you sing me a song?.... (Lester Young)
I've loved Jackie's playing since I first heard it 50 years ago and he's been my favorite alto saxophonist since then. This is really beautiful, so thank you a million times over for uploading it to YouTube and posting this thread to tell us about it.
Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it....The basis of art is truth, both in matter and in mode.
“You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you odd.” -- Flannery O'Connor
I like how rhythmically free he is playing that fast tempo. Very nice vibe.
I just stole that little diminished in the beginning @0.20. F#-C -D-A-B-F#-G#