Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Milt Jackson - Opus de Jazz

This Savoy CD is a duplicate of the original LP although it lacks the fine liner notes included on the Arista/Savoy 1978 LP. The four selections (which unfortunately total under 34 minutes) are excellent, particularly a fun version of Horace Silver's blues "Opus De Funk" in which vibraphonist Milt Jackson, flutist Frank Wess and pianist Hank Jones have a long tradeoff. The quintet (which also includes bassist Eddie Jones and drummer Kenny Clarke) swings nicely throughout the three blues and lone ballad ("You Leave Me Breathless"). This is not essential, but it is enjoyable music.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:fxfqxqlgldke

Milt Jackson
Opus de Jazz


1 Opus de Funk (Silver) 13:28
2 Opus Pocus (Cadena) 7:25
3 You Leave Me Breathless (Freed, Hollander) 6:27
4 Opus and Interlude (Cadena) 6:30

Milt Jackson - vb
Frank Wess - ts & fl
Hank Jones - p
Eddie Jones - b
Kenny Clarke - dr

Recorded on October 28, 1955


stringbender said...

Thanks for this great Milt Jaclson / Frank Wess side.

Bhowani said...

milt jackson

thank you for this one Mel !

Axel.T. said...

Wonderful post!!I remember having this in vinyl also. It brings back so many great memories.
Thank you,

Orbyt said...

Mel thank you, I love this set!

petruccelli said...

thanks for all your great music. your blog is one of the best for all times. it would be very sad to see you gone. don't let the trolls win. i think that your daily visitors already got the most gems. and with rapidshare it will be always the same old story again...you know

jazzjose said...

Gracias. Espero que no sea el fin....

jazzfriend said...

Estimado Melanchthon, si de algo sirve, espero verte en la red en otro sitio o en este, me da lo mismo, lo importante es que tu aporte a sido EXTRAORDINARIO.

Saludos desde Chile.

Si de algo te puede servir, mi correo es lssalin@gmail.com

hasta pronto.

rowgatien said...

Another lovely post. Big thank you

Pippo said...

Thank you Mel, thank you also for the commitment and the hard work that I together with many appreciate and love.

Melanchthon said...


CrunchyFrog said...

thanks Mel! this is an excellent album!

estravagario said...

Thank you Mel!!!

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!