The Jackie McLean Quintet‎ – Lights Out! (Full Album)

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Lights Out! is a studio album by saxophonist Jackie McLean, his debut on Prestige Records.

“Altoist Jackie McLean’s second session as a leader is reissued on this CD. The music that he makes with trumpeter Donald Byrd, pianist Elmo Hope, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Art Taylor is essentially hard bop with fairly simple (or in some cases nonexistent) melody statements preceding two romps through the “I Got Rhythm” chord changes, a pair of blues, a thinly disguised “Embraceable You” and a straightforward version of “A Foggy Day.” Enjoyable if not really essential music from the up-and-coming altoist.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Lights Out” (Jackie McLean) – 13:00
“Up” (Jackie McLean) – 4:47
“Lorraine” (Donald Byrd) – 6:26
“A Foggy Day” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 6:24
“Kerplunk” (Donald Byrd) – 8:51
“Inding” (Jackie McLean) – 6:30

Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
Donald Byrd – trumpet
Elmo Hope – piano
Doug Watkins – bass
Art Taylor – drums


Released: June 1956
Recorded: January 27, 1956
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Length: 45:58
Label: Prestige
PRLP 7035
Producer: Bob Weinstock