The Music of Jackie McLean


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jazzman2017 Really didn't know much about Jackie McLean before buying this CD. Did some research and purchased Jackie McLean's "Destination Out" on vinyl. Steven Lugerner did a phenomenal job of channeling Mr McLean's sound. Love horn players and Steve does it so well playing alto saxophone with JJ Kirkpatrick on trumpet. Piano, bass and drums are all excellent and round out the sound. Both Steve Lugerner and Jackie McLean are pleasant discoveries in my ongoing search and love of Jazz!
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Steven Lugerner - Alto Saxophone
JJ Kirkpatrick - Trumpet
Richard Sears - Piano
Garret Lang - Bass
Michael Mitchell - Drums

San Francisco saxophonist Steven Lugerner continues his explorations of the music of jazz legend Jackie McLean with JACKNIFE, a hard-hitting West Coast post-bop quintet. Exploring tunes from McLean's seminal early- and mid-1960s Blue Note albums Jacknife, It's Time, Let Freedom Ring, and New Soil, JACKNIFE brings together a formidable cast of rising talent, including trumpeter JJ Kirkpatrick, pianist Richard Sears, bassist Garret and drummer Michael Mitchell.

Collectively, the members of JACKNIFE have toured internationally and collaborated between the New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco jazz scenes. Members of the group have accompanied entertainers such as Louis CK and Beyonce, in addition to working with a heavyweight roster of jazz masters, including drum legend Albert “Tootie” Heath, pianist Fred Hersch, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, saxophonists Dayna Stephens, Miguel Zenón and drummer Matt Wilson.

“JACKNIFE proves to be a sharp, cutting-edge band, even with a repertoire over 50 years old. Lugerner, especially, channels the creative heat and searing, tart tone of the young Jackie McLean” - George Kanzler (NYC Jazz Record, March 2016 Issue)


released April 22, 2016

Recorded by Jim Lang at Knobworld
Mix and Mastered by Myles Boisen
Album Artwork by Jamie Breiwick



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Steven Lugerner San Francisco, California

“An impeccably trained multireedist, with an emphasis on ‘multi’ — he plays clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, English horn and flutes, along with saxophones…” (The New York Times) A Bay Area transplant to the NYC scene, multi-reedist Steven Lugerner maintains an active bi-costal performance schedule as both a leader and sidemen of various musical ensembles. ... more

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