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.
"It's all about the spirit. The body will be gone in a blink, but the spirit never dies. That is jazz." -- Sonny Rollins
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#