June 13, 2024

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Interesting documentary about alto saxophonist Jackie McLean on Mars … Video

Yesterday, I came across an interesting documentary about alto saxophonist Jackie McLean and thought you’d dig.

It’s a 1979 film by Ken Levis that explores McLean’s life and career as he taught at the University of Hartford in the mid-1970s. The film runs only 32 minutes, but it provides a harrowing feel for the despair gifted jazz musicians felt in an age of dwindling recording and performing opportunities. One can sense McLean’s resentment.

Jackie McLean on Mars

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