- May 17, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jackie McLean was a remarkably intense and furious alto saxophonist who produced numerous hard bop classics during the 1950s and ’60s. He made his recording debut with Miles Davis in 1951 and the rest of the decade could be considered his apprenticeship. McLean worked with George Wallington, Charles Mingus, and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (1956-1958). He also participated on a string of jam session-flavored records for Prestige and New Jazz before he found a home at Blue Note for whom he recorded 21 albums as a leader and numerous more as a sideman. With Cory Weeds on the alto sax, Chris Gestrin on piano, Paul Rushka on bass and Julian MacDonough on drums. This year, the series Jazz for Barb will be happening at Frankie’s Jazz Club (765 Beatty Street, Vancouver). Tickets are $15. For information and tickets, please visit www.coastaljazz.ca or phone 604 688 6368.