SCCD 31099 Embarkation / John McNeil Quintet

This is a “true” debut album by trumpeter John McNeil (b. March 23, 1948 in Eureka, CA) who by the time of this recording has, in his own words, “played with anyone of note” made a bow to make an album before he turned 30 and sent a demo tape to SteepleChase. Producer Nils Winther liked what he heard and signed McNeil. The recording took place the day before his 30th birthday.

“… A very satisfying first album …” (Jazz Journal)

“… The story of John McNeil speaks well of his perseverance and shows how important the independent labels are in maintaining the jazz tradition …” (Cadence)

1. Greenwich (John McNeil)
2. Out (John McNeil)
3. Blue samba (Dan Haerle/John McNeil)
4. But now … (John McNeil)
5. Sea breeze (John McNeil)
6. Everything I love (Cole Porter)

UPC/EAN: 716043109920