Jackie McLean: Let Freedom Ring (LP)
2014 Remastered original analogue tape to 180 gm vinyl
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Jackie McLean – Let Freedom Ring
Recorded in 1962, Let Freedom Ring by jazz saxophonist, Jackie McLean, is being reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was. Reissued in 2014.
"Jackie McLean had previously experimented with Coltrane's angular modes and scales and Ornette's concept of chordal freedom, but Let Freedom Ring was the landmark masterpiece where he put everything together and ushered in the era of the modernists at Blue Note. A number of saxophonists were beginning to explore the ability of the instrument to mimic human cries of passion, and here McLean perfected a long, piercing squeal capable of expressing joy, anguish, fury, and more." — AllMusic