Sunday, August 14, 2016

Milt Jackson - Ballads and Blues

The title says it all with this one — as Milt Jackson plays a set of ballads, and a set of blues — but both in ways that really make the best of his warmly chromatic approach to the vibes ! The players here vary on different tracks, but apart from MJQ regular John Lewis, the album also presents Jackson with some less-familiar associates who include Barney Kessel on guitar, Lucky Thompson on tenor, and Oscar Pettiford on bass. A few tracks on the album also feature an augmented woodwind section — and titles include "Bright Blues", "Hello", "They Didn't Believe Me", "The Song Is Ended", "So In Love", and "Gerry's Blues".
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Milt Jackson
Ballads & Blues


1 So in Love (Porter)  3:11
2 These Foolish Things (Marvell)  4:25
3 Solitude (Ellington, Mills, DeLange)  4:39
4 The Song Is Ended (Berlin) 4:40
5 They Didn't Believe Me (Kern, Rourke)  3:44
6 How High The Moon (Hamilton, Lewis)  6:14
7 Gerry's Blues (Jackson)  5:02
8 Hello (Jackson)  3:46
9 Bright Blues (Jackson)  6:14


[# 6, 8 & 9] Milt Jackson Sextet
Milt Jackson - vb
Lucky Thompson - ts
John Lewis - p
Skeeter Best - g
Oscar Pettiford - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Recorded in New York ; January 17, 1956
[# 2, 4 & 7] Milt Jackson Quartet
Milt Jackson - vb
Barney Kessel - g
Percy Heath - b
Lawrence Marable - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; February 14, 1956
[# 1, 3 & 5] Milt Jackson Sextet
Milt Jackson - vb
John Lewis - p
Barry Galbraith - g
Oscar Pettiford - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Unidentified Woodwinds
Recorded in New York ; January 21, 1956


marcusr said...

Thank You!

Albertito Jazz said...

Thank you Melanchthon; incredible jazz presents today, as ever...

FrankDell said...

Have this one on vinyl. Great stuff from Bags. And Barry Galbraith too.

estravagario said...

Thank you!!!

Frasco said...

Thank You Melanchthon!

El Tortuga said...

another beautiful album i'm so happy to thank you for!
!nohthcnaleM .rM uoy knahT

Tibau said...

Many thanks.

Zape said...

Thank you Mel. Wonderful album again! :)

AmyBRAINS said...

It's a very nice album.
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks !

deGallo said...

Very nice! Thank you.

musician3 said...

AMAZING..........................THANK YOU FOR ALL

nlrp said...

many thanks.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks again Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

musician3 said...

AMAZING...........................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Gil said...

Merci,j'avais acheté ce disque en 1958....souvenirs et nostalgie.

JustPlainHip said...

Thank you very much!

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!