Capuchin Swing

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Capuchin Swing
Capuchin Swing.jpg
Studio album by Jackie McLean
Released Early December 1960[1]
Recorded April 17, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 40:37
Label Blue Note
BLP 4038
Producer Alfred Lion
Jackie McLean chronology
Swing, Swang, Swingin'
Capuchin Swing
Jackie's Bag

Capuchin Swing is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded in 1960 and released on the Blue Note label.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "One of McLean's more underrated albums from a plethora of Blue Note releases, 1960's Capuchin Swing finds the bebop alto saxophonist in fine form on a mix of covers and originals... Capuchin Swing makes for a great introduction to McLean's extensive catalog".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jackie McLean except as indicated.
  1. "Francisco" - 9:33
  2. "Just for Now" (Walter Bishop, Jr.) - 7:33
  3. "Don't Blame Me" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) - 4:24
  4. "Condition Blue" - 8:13
  5. "Capuchin Swing" - 6:10
  6. "On the Lion" (Bishop) - 4:44



  1. ^ Billboard Dec 19, 1960
  2. ^ Jackie McLean discography accessed October 14, 2010
  3. ^ a b Cook, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 14, 2010