Morning Commute – Jackie McLean – “Action”

If you’re ever looking for a soundtrack to a gorgeous late-summer cool, crisp, and sunny morning drive into work (or anywhere!), let me suggest Jackie McLean’s Action LP on Blue Note.

I revisited some McLean’s 60’s Blue Note releases this week, of which he has several and they are all pretty remarkable. Today’s pick was Action from 1964 that features a quintet including Bobby Hutcherson on vibes. This video is the first song and title track from the album and it was a pretty great way to start my day.  I’m sure somebody could get all descriptive and technical and tell you why this recording is great but I’ll just tell you to check it out.


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