Saturday, June 3, 2017

Milt Jackson Quartet

When Dizzy Gillespie heard Milt ]ackson play the vibraphone in Detroit he wasted no time in bringing him back to New York and making him part of his sextet and, shortly after, big band. A star was born and later, when the Milt ]ackson Quartet morphed into the Modern ]azz Quartet, a super group resulted.
I was there in the studio when the MJQ recorded their first session in 1952, and Kenny Clarke marking the places on the kettle drum he would be striking on the next take. In '55 ]ackson to use Horace Silver on piano along with MJQ cohorts, Percy Heath on bass and drummer Connie Kay who had replaced Kenny Clarke in the MJQ. With Silver's funky, hard bop style, Jackson dug into a deeper blues style than he played with the MJQ but Whatever he played was permeated with a blues feeling that prompted Dizzy say of Milt — "He's sanctified."
Ira Gitler, 2013, from the booklet

Milt Jackson


1 Wonder Why (Cahn, Brodszky)  5:24
2 My Funny Valentine (Rodgers, Hart)  4:38
3 Moonray (Shaw, Madison, Quenzer)  5:03
4 The Nearness of You (Carmichael, Washington)  4:03
5 Stonewall (Jackson)  7:43
6 I Should Care (Cahn, Stordhal, Weston)  4:18


Milt Jackson - vb
Horace Silver - p
Percy Heath - b
Connie Kay - dr

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey ; May 20, 1955


Melanchthon said...

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Gil said...

Merci beaucoup.

Tom Billisson said...

Thank you so much!

Kovina Kris said...

Great post!

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

More thanks Mel!