Monday, May 13, 2013

Milt Jackson - Statements

Vibraphonist Milt Jackson has been so consistent throughout his lengthy career that his excellence can be taken for granted. This Impulse! recording features Bags with a quartet (including pianist Hank Jones) from 1961. The blues, ballads, standards, and originals are typical of Jackson's recordings, as is the high quality of the swinging music. Nothing too unusual occurs but the results are pleasing. [An Impulse! compilation, also titled Statements, featured the tracks from the original LP plus Jackson leading a quintet (with tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath and pianist Tommy Flanagan) in 1964, originally half of the album Jazz 'N' Samba. In addition there is a feature for Flanagan in a trio without the vibraphonist that was originally on an Impulse! sampler.]
Scott Yanow

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Milt Jackson


1 Statement (Jackson)  5:32
2 Slowly (Goell, Hill, Pierce, Raksin)  3:06
3 A Thrill From the Blues (Jackson)  5:46
4 Paris Blues (Ellington)  2:56
5 Put Off (Jackson)  5:36
6 A Beautiful Romance (Jackson)  2:29
7 Sonnymoon For Two (Rollins)  5:59
8 The Bad and the Beautiful (Raksin)  3:10
9 Blues For Juanita (Jackson)  5:41
10 I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good (Ellington, Webster)  2:40
11 Big George (Jackson)  4:46
12 Gingerbread Boy (Heath)  3:44
13 Anything I Do (Conn, Douglas)  2:59

Milt Jackson - vb
Hank Jones - p
Paul Chambers - b
Connie Kay - dr

Recorded December 14 & 15, 1961


Melanchthon said...

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel! This looks like a nice date from Bags.

q3mi4 said...

too bad the link only has 8 first tracks...