Monday, September 13, 2010

Milt Jackson & Ray Brown

Though not partners as had been planned in the initial Modern Jazz Quartet, Ray Brown and Milt Jackson did work together in the early to mid-'60s, this double-CD set includes some fine collaborations and interesting combinations. There are 12 big-band cuts from 1962 led by Brown, primarily featuring Cannonball Adderley with Jackson on the side. From 1965 another eight tracks concentrate on small group efforts with Brown, Jackson, pianist Hank Jones, and different horn soloists, while the final 14 selections from 1964, still as small ensembles with set lineups of guitarist Kenny Burrell, drummer Al Heath, keyboardists Jones, or Wild Bill Davis, also highlight the singing of the gospel vocalist Marion Williams. This can easily be considered a valuable reissue, showcasing two jazz giants in the prime of their careers, playing music not readily identifiable aside from their work with Oscar Peterson (Brown) or MJQ (Jackson) around this time.
Michael G. Nastos
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Ray Brown & Milt Jackson
Much in Common


Cd. 1

1 Work Song (Adderley, Brown) 5:19
2 It Happened in Monterey (Rose, Wayne) 3:08
3 My One and Only Love (Mellin, Wood) 3:58
4 Tricotism (Pettiford) 3:56
5 Thumbstring (Brown) 4:43
6 Cannon Bilt (Brown) 3:36
7 Two for the Blues (Hefti) 4:07
8 Day In - Day Out (Bloom, Mercer) 2:50
9 Baubles, Bangles and Beads (Forrest, Wright) 3:43
10 Work Song [Alternate Version] (Adderley, Brown) 5:59
11 Work Song [Alternate Version] (Adderley, Brown) 5:43
12 Cannon Bilt [Alternate Version] (Brown) 3:36
13 Lined with a Groove (Brown) 5:34
14 For Someone I Love (What's Your Story) (Jackson) 4:35
15 Dew and Mud (Heath) 4:19
16 I Just Can't Fool Myself (Brown) 6:16

Cd. 2

1 Lazy Theme (Peterson) 4:53
2 Now Hear My Meaning (Woods) 5:16
3 In a Crowd (Lewis) 6:05
4 Monterey Mist (Jackson) 3:35
5 Much in Common (Brown) 3:54
6 When the Saints Go Marching In (Traditional) 3:58
7 I'm Going to Live the Life I Sing About in My Song (Dorsey) 4:21
8 Gravy Blues (Brown) 3:31
9 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Traditional) 2:47
10 What Kind of Fool Am I ? (Bricusse, Newley) 4:07
11 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (Traditional) 3:38
12 Just for a Thrill (Armstrong, Raye) 4:02
13 Nancy (With the Laughing Face) (Silvers, VanHeusen) 3:37
14 Give Me That Old Time Religion (Traditional) 2:00
15 Just for a Thrill [Alternate Version] (Armstrong, Raye) 4:10
16 Stella by Starlight (Washington, Young) 2:48
17 Stella by Starlight [Alternate Version] (Washington, Young) 2:34
18 Stella by Starlight [Alternate Version] (Washington, Young) 4:35

Featuring Nat Adderley, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Earl Warren, Yusef Lateef, Urbie Green, Cannonball Adderley, Jimmy Heath, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Phil Woods, Kenny Burrell, etc...

Recorded between January 22, 1962 & January 4, 1965


Melanchthon said...

Kneigh said...

I'm really looking forward to hearing this release, but your normal password isn't working!! Did you do some changing?? Am I doing something wrong??

Thanks!! Kneigh

PlantDoctor53 said...

Hi Mel. I've always liked this one!

Thomas said...

Looks good, thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much for sharing this excellent music. I have most of it on vinyl and recommend it very highly.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks -- but I'm also findin the usual pw doesn't work with any of these...

Bill said...

pw won't work for me either. Help!!!

Kneigh said...

I found this password on another post by Melanchthon. Try baruch. He uses this every now and again. Worked for me.

I hope I'm not overstepping my privileges here by posting this password!!


Pippo said...

Thank you Melanchthon,nice to see you back. This is a great share.

Adrian said...

Please check again the files.
The password is not working.
Thank you.