This album for Prestige helped establish alto sax giant Jackie McLean on the jazz scene. Writing in the original notes, Ira Gitler said, ''Jackie McLean is musically coming of age. His playing, out of Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins, has become a personalized, more individual voice in 1956 and he has not lost any of the basic emotion, swinging qualities that help his style live up to the second syllable of his last name so well.'' For 4, 5 & 6, McLean teamed-up with trumpeter Donald Byrd, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and a rhythm section that included Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass and Arthur Taylor on drums. Originally released in 1956, 4, 5 & 6 has been lovingly remastered for SACD by Analogue Productions and is packaged in a ''mini LP'' jacket, producing an authentic old-school look and feel.