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A 1963 modern jazz classic that still sounds fresh and exciting.,
This review is from: On Steo Beyond (Audio CD)
The late, great altoist Jackie McLean(1931-2006) assembled a creative band for this groundbreaking 1963 album which was recorded after a month of live performances.
Grachan Moncur III is an adventurous and melodic trombonist/composer while vibist Bobby Hutcherson was chosen for his "rainbow of colours" sound. Jackie also recruited the brilliant drummer Tony Williams who was only 18 at the time and soon to be poached by Miles Davis.
'One Step Beyond' is a modern jazz classic that still sounds fresh and exciting 50 years later. At long last it's been re-issued as a Blue Note Rudy van Gelder re-mastered edition with an alternative take of 'Saturday and Sunday'.