Demon's Dance

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Demon's Dance
Demon's Dance.jpg
Studio album by Jackie McLean
Released October 1970[1]
Recorded December 22, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 36:26
Label Blue Note
BST 84345
Producer Francis Wolff
Jackie McLean chronology
'Bout Soul
Demon's Dance
Live at Montmartre

Demon's Dance is an album by American saxophonist Jackie McLean recorded in 1967 for Blue Note, but not released until 1970.[2]


The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "The record retreats a bit from McLean's nearly free playing on New and Old Gospel and 'Bout Soul, instead concentrating on angular, modal avant bop with more structured chord progressions... While Demon's Dance didn't quite push McLean's sound the way its two predecessors had, there was no sign that the altoist was beginning to run out of creative steam".[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]

All compositions by Jackie McLean except as indicated
  1. "Demon's Dance" - 7:09
  2. "Toyland" (Cal Massey) - 5:24
  3. "Boo Ann's Grand" (Woody Shaw) - 6:57
  4. "Sweet Love of Mine" (Shaw) - 6:04
  5. "Floogeh" - 5:23
  6. "Message From Trane" (Massey) - 5:29



  1. ^ Billboard Oct 24, 1970
  2. ^ Jackie McLean discography accessed October 18, 2010
  3. ^ a b Huey, S. 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.