Jackie McLean – A Ghetto Lullaby (Full Album)

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A Ghetto Lullaby is a live album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded at the Jazzhus Montmartre in 1973 and released on the SteepleChase label.

“Within a five day period in 1973, altoist Jackie McLean, who had only made one album (a live set) between 1968-72, cut enough material for five records. This worthy set features his intense style in a quartet with pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Alex Riel, recorded live at Montmartre in Copenhagen. Although the material — Drew’s “Callin’,” athe ballad “Where Is Love,” a pair of William Gault songs and McLean’s “Jack’s Tune” — is not all that memorable, the altoist’s passionate solos and very distinctive sound uplift the music and make this an advanced hard bop set worth acquiring.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Jack’s Tune” (Jackie McLean) – 11:02
“Mode for Jay Mac” (Billy Gault) – 9:08
“Where Is Love?” (Lionel Bart) – 5:26
“Callin'” (Kenny Drew) – 8:30
“A Ghetto Lullaby” (Gault) – 7:14

Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
Kenny Drew – piano
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – bass
Alex Riel – drums


Released: 1974
Recorded: July 18 & 19, 1973
Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen, Denmark
Length: 41:20
Label: SteepleChase
Producer: Nils Winther