Talk:Jackie McLean

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Infobox[edit]

I fail to see the point of infoboxes, but I added one. I've been wrong before. I am going to verify the dates of his career. His first jazz recording was in 1951, but he may have been a full-time professional musician before then. John FitzGerald 21:55, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

The latest performance dat I have found for him is 2004, in Nat reeves' bio at the Hartt School site. John FitzGerald 22:32, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Simpsons[edit]

Jackie McLean was the insperation for the Simpsons jazz musician Bleeding Gums Murphy.

Jake b 23:46, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

Do you have a source for that? John FitzGerald 12:17, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
Bleeding Gums Murphy implies that Sonny Rollins was the inspiration. John FitzGerald 15:44, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Rene McLean[edit]

People keep reverting "stepson" to "son", for reasons I can't fathom. If you want a source for the info, try Ira Gitler & Larry Kart: see discussion here. Plus simple logic: Rene was born in 1946 (see his page at allmusic.com), when his dad was 14 or 15--not impossible, but very unlikely, for a biological father. --ND 18:43, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

"Acid period"[edit]

It is invalid to claim that his period after his 1964 imprisonment is one of biter recordings. I have some of those records. And they are no more bitter than his earlier recordings. Sure, the subsequent recordings (those recorded from August 1964 and on) can sound "nocturnal" or "reflective"; but they do not signal a bitter period. So, I removed the invalid commentary from the article. Dogru144 06:20, 28 July 2007 (UTC)