René McLean (born December 16, 1946) is a hard bop saxophonist and flutist. He was born in New York City. He started playing guitar before receiving an alto saxophone and instruction from his stepfather, noted alto saxophonist Jackie McLean.McLean played in the mid-'70s in a quintet with Woody Shaw and Louis Hayes and toured with Hugh Masekela in 1978. He later studied music at New York College of Music and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Renè received the Creative Artist Fellowship by the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts in 1986 to reside in Japan to research traditional Japanese music, arts & culture as well as to perform and teach. He has recorded extensively and also has thorough experience as a music educator in the United States and South Africa. This interview was done at KXLU radio station
IN Los Angeles Ca, in 1990
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