Jackie McLean 'It's Time (Tone Poet Series)' LP
This impassioned quintet session from 1964 weaves elements of post-bop and free jazz into a supremely spirited program of original compositions by Jackie McLean and the young trumpet sensation Charles Tolliver. McLean and Tolliver were joined by pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Cecil McBee, and drummer Roy Haynes. While the music was classified as “the new thing” at the time, the searing cry of the blues is ever-present in McLean’s brilliant alto saxophone playing .The artwork is one of Reid Miles’ most memorable cover designs. TONE POET SERIES: Launched in 2019 in honor of the label’s 80th Anniversary, the Tone Poet series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, 180g audiophile vinyl reissues that are mastered from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio. Tone Poet vinyl is manufactured at RTI in Camarillo, California, and packaged in deluxe Stoughton Printing “Old Style” Gatefold Tip-On Jackets.
Catalogue number: 865925
Label: Blue Note