Alto Madness

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Alto Madness
Studio album by Jackie McLean and John Jenkins
Released 1957
Recorded May 3, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 39:26
Label Prestige
PRLP 7114
Producer Bob Weinstock
Jackie McLean chronology
Strange Blues
(1957)
Alto Madness
(1957)
Fat Jazz
(1958)
John Jenkins chronology
Alto Madness
(1957)
Jenkins, Jordan and Timmons
(1957)

Alto Madness is an album by saxophonists Jackie McLean and John Jenkins recorded in 1957 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic reviewed the album, stating "McLean became much more individual within a few years, while Jenkins would fade from the scene altogether. This likable jam session features plenty of tradeoffs by the two altoists".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Jenkins except as indicated

  1. "Alto Madness" (Jackie McLean) - 11:48
  2. "Windy City" - 6:59
  3. "The Lady Is a Tramp" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 6:49
  4. "Easy Living" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 7:35
  5. "Pondering" - 6:15

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jackie McLean discography accessed January 31, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, January 31, 2013