Hybrid Mono SACD in Mini LP Jacket!
Mastered By Kevin Gray From Original Mono Master Tapes!
Analogue Productions releases 25 of the most collectible, rarest jazz titles
ever in their Prestige Mono Series on Hybrid Mono SACD.
These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing
an authentic, "old school" look and feel: also referred to as "mini LP" jackets.
A perpetual favorite among Jackie McLean's earlier recordings, Lights Out finds
the hard-swinging young alto saxophonist in 1956 still very much under the wing
of Charlie Parker, who had died less than a year earlier. Yet McLean was
beginning to find ways out of the seductive artistic security of Bird
imitations. For one thing, he was experimenting with tonal variations. For
another, he was working with Charles Mingus, and Mingus's genius as a leader
included forcing musicians to look deeply into their most cherished stylistic
practices. The McLean of Lights Out is the hot young bebopper with a slightly
acid edge to his sound and a solid blues foundation under everything he played.
McLean and trumpeter Donald Byrd occasionally engage in the "pecking" technique
of mutual improvisation they developed as members of the George Wallington
Originally released in 1957
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Mono SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes
• Mini "old style" gatefold jacket, aka Mini LP jacket
Jackie McLean, alto saxophone
Doug Watkins, bass
Arthur Taylor, drums
Donald Byrd, trumpet
1. Lights Out
4. A Foggy Day