Alto Madness

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Alto Madness
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Studio album by
RecordedMay 3, 1957
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
PRLP 7114
ProducerBob Weinstock
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Alto Madness is an album by saxophonists Jackie McLean and John Jenkins recorded in 1957 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

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 where noted.

  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




  1. ^ Jackie McLean discography accessed January 31, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, January 31, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 136. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.