Saturday, July 11, 2015

Milt Jackson Sextet - Invitation

Six of the eight selections on this CD (plus two previously unreleased alternate takes) showcase vibraphonist Milt Jackson in an all-star sextet with trumpeter Kenny Dorham, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Connie Kay; the two remaining selections substitute Virgil Jones for Heath, giving the band two trumpets. The music swings (as one would expect from a Milt Jackson date) and the repertoire (three standards, Thelonious Monk's classic ballad "Ruby, My Dear," the obscure "Ruby," and three group originals) gives the set enough variety to hold one's interest throughout. It's not essential but Milt Jackson fans will enjoy this music. [Originally released in 1962, Invitation was digitally remastered on CD in 1988.]
Scott Yanow

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Milt Jackson



1 Invitation (Kaper, Webster)  3:55
2 Too Close for Comfort (Bock, Holofcener, Weiss)  5:15
3 Ruby, My Dear [Take 6] (Monk)   4:27
4 Ruby, My Dear [Take 5] (Monk)  4:15
5 The Sealer (Jackson)  6:32
6 Poom-A-Loom (Jackson)   6:56
7 Stella by Starlight (Washington, Young)  4:00
8 Ruby (Roemheld)  5:53
9 None Shall Wander [Take 8] (Dorham)  3:55
10 None Shall Wander [Take 6] (Dorham)  3:56


Milt Jackson - vb
Kenny Dorham - tp
Virgil Jones - tp [# 2 & 6 only]
Jimmy Heath - ts
Tommy Flanagan - p
Ron Carter - b
Connie Kay - dr

Recorded in Newx York City ; August 30, October 31 & November 7, 1962


Axel.T. said...

Mel, I haven't seen this one for a while. Thanks,

BartGzn said...

Thanks Melanchton,
For this hard to find Riverside

Anonymous said...

Thought I had this but not so. Thanks.

Otis Foster said...

Thnx for yet another sound upgrade.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this Riverside gem. Beautiful cover and good music. I love Ron CArter and hearing Virgil Jones & Kenny Dorham is always good.

deGallo said...

Track 8 is not by Monk. It is from the Movie "Ruby Gentry" and title track "Ruby" was written by Heinz Roemheld. A seldom heard tune that is great as a jazz standard. Thank you for a nice post

Melanchthon said...

Thank you, deGallo... It's correct, now !

jose arboleda said...

muchas gracias.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel.

fcapeau said...

Amazing post and music ! the evidence of Milt's artistry. Thanks, Mel.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Zaftig said...

"None Shall Wander (Take 6)" beautiful jazz music .. thank you ..

Melanchthon said...

Tom Billisson said...

Thank you Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel,
Can you tell me what the password is please.
Thanks so much for making this happen!