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Album Review

This excellent outing by multi-reedist Ken McIntyre ranges musically in his ten originals from a blues, the ballad "Charlotte," and a tribute to John Coltrane ("Sea Train") to freer pieces. McIntyre is heard on alto, flute, bassoon, oboe and bass clarinet and is joined by a stimulating rhythm section consisting of pianist Jaki Byard (who plays electric piano on the title cut), bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Andrei Strobert. The post-bop music is consistently inventive and easily recommended.


Born: 07 September 1931 in Boston, MA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

A versatile player with a thoughtful style who can play quite freely, Ken McIntyre has never been a major name in jazz despite his talents. After serving in the military and graduating from the Boston Conservatory, he arrived in New York in 1960 and made a strong impression. He recorded two albums for New Jazz that year, including one on which he held his own against Eric Dolphy. McIntyre also led two now-scarce records for United Artists during 1962-1963 (including one titled Way Way Out) but became...
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