'Bout Soul

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'Bout Soul
'Bout Soul.jpg
Studio album by Jackie McLean
Released January 1969[1]
Recorded September 8, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Free jazz
Length 41:05
Label Blue Note
BST 84284
Producer Francis Wolff
Jackie McLean chronology
New and Old Gospel
(1967)New and Old Gospel1967
'Bout Soul
(1967)
Demon's Dance
(1967)Demon's Dance1967

'Bout Soul is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded in 1967 and released on the Blue Note label.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars and stated "This is intensely cerebral music that is nevertheless played with a fiery passion. Although the music was all composed, it is played as if it was invented on the spot. Fans of McLean's straight-ahead hard bop, or even of his adventurous mid-'60s sessions, might find this a little off-putting at first, but 'Bout Soul rewards close listening. It is one of McLean's finest modern contemporary sessions".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Soul" (Grachan Moncur III, Barbara Simmons) - 10:17
  2. "Conversion Point" (Jackie McLean) - 9:47
  3. "Big Ben's Voice" (LaMont Johnson) - 10:08
  4. "Dear Nick, Dear John" (Scott Holt) - 4:56
  5. "Erdu" (Johnson) - 5:57
  6. "Big Ben's Voice" [Alternate take] - 9:55 Bonus track on CD reissue

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schwann Monthly Guide to Stereo Records, 1970
  2. ^ Jackie McLean discography accessed October 18, 2010
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed October 18, 2010
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 136. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.