TAS Rated 3.5/5 Music, 3.5/5 Sonics in the August 2008 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Incredible Jazz Records + the original analog master tapes + cut at 45 RPM + mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech + pressed on two 180-gram virgin vinyl LPs by RTI = THE ULTIMATE LP REISSUE!
The same formula that made the Fantasy 45 Series perhaps the most successful audiophile reissue collection ever is now being reapplied to Blue Note reissues!
This is pure, exceptional, hard bop by Jackie McLean with Blue Mitchell, Walter Bishop, Jr., Paul Chambers and Art Taylor with all the wonderful elements of any classic Blue Note album: memorable compositions, strong solos and great feeling. But Capuchin Swing also finds the great alto saxophonist looking toward new frontiers with the harmonically edgy "Francisco."
"...a marvelous sense of presence, life-like clarity, and explosive dynamic pop..."- Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, August 2008
Numbered & Limited to 2500 copies
Original analog master tapes
Two 180g Virgin Vinyl LPs
Mastered by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman at AcousTech
Pressed by RTI
Jackie McLean, alto saxophone
Blue Mitchell, trumpet
Walter Bishop, Jr., piano
Art Taylor, drums
Paul Chambers, bass
2. Just For Now
3. Don't Blame Me
4. Condition Blue
5. Capuchin Swing
6. On The Lion
Recorded on April 17, 1960 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey