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Milt Jackson

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Before Milt Jackson, there were only two major vibraphonists: Lionel Hampton and Red Norvo. Jackson soon surpassed both of them in significance and, despite the rise of other players (including Bobby Hutcherson and Gary Burton), still won the popularity polls throughout the decades. Jackson (or "Bags" as he was long called) was at the top of his field for 50 years, playing bop, blues, and ballads with equal skill and sensitivity.

Milt Jackson started on guitar when he was seven, and piano at 11; a few years later, he switched to vibes. He actually made his professional debut singing in a touring gospel quartet. After Dizzy Gillespie discovered him playing in Detroit, he offered him a job with his sextet and (shortly after) his innovative big band (1946). Jackson recorded with Gillespie, and was soon in great demand. During 1948-1949, he worked with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Howard McGhee, and the Woody Herman Orchestra. After playing with Gillespie's sextet (1950-1952), which at one point included John Coltrane, Jackson recorded with a quartet comprised of John Lewis, Percy Heath, and Kenny Clarke (1952), which soon became a regular group called the Modern Jazz Quartet. Although he recorded regularly as a leader (including dates in the 1950s with Miles Davis and/or Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, and Ray Charles), Milt Jackson stayed with the MJQ through 1974, becoming an indispensable part of their sound. By the mid-'50s, Lewis became the musical director and some felt that Bags was restricted by the format, but it actually served him well, giving him some challenging settings. And he always had an opportunity to jam on some blues numbers, including his "Bags' Groove." However, in 1974, Jackson felt frustrated by the MJQ (particularly financially) and broke up the group. He recorded frequently for Pablo in many all-star settings in the 1970s, and after a seven-year vacation, the MJQ came back in 1981. In addition to the MJQ recordings, Milt Jackson cut records as a leader throughout his career for many labels including Savoy, Blue Note (1952), Prestige, Atlantic, United Artists, Impulse, Riverside, Limelight, Verve, CTI, Pablo, Music Masters, and Qwest. He died of liver cancer on October 9, 1999, at the age of 76.

Title: Delilah

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Saga Jazz: Early MJQ

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Montreux '77

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: That's The Way It Is

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bebop

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Milt Jackson

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Milt's Star

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Roll Em Bags

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz 'Round Midnight

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Love On My Mind

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Early Modern

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Harem

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Lets Have A Drink

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Ballads And Blues

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Swing Spring

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bebop (US Release)

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Jazz Skyline

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Centerpiece

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Heart and Soul

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Blues, Jazz

Title: Beanbags

Artist: Coleman Hawkins, Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sexy Lady

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Wizard of the Vibes

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Milt Jackson Quartet

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Pop

Title: Night Mist

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bags & Flutes

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Birth of the MJQ

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Angel Face

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Opus de Jazz

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Anthology

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bags' Opus

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Bop

Collections

Title: Greatest Jazz Samba

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Pop Lounge

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blue Note 75

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazzin' the 50'S

Genre: Jazz

Title: Cool Jazz 2

Genre: Jazz

Title: Cigar Lounge

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Lounge

Genre: Jazz

Title: 20 Bossa Nova Hits

Genre: Jazz

Title: Mad Swinging Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Got the Blues

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Goes Pop

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sunday Morning Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Atlantic Jazz: Soul

Genre: Jazz

Title: Romantic Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Suite for Xmas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Detroit Jazz Giants

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz For Cool Days

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Wedding

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Plays Rock

Genre: Jazz

Featuring albums

Title: I Love Paris

Artist: Annie Ross

Genre: Jazz, Rock, Pop

Title: Greatest Hits

Artist: Dizzy Gillespie

Genre: Jazz, Latin, Bop

Title: Saluting Mr. Jones

Artist: Hank Jones

Genre: Jazz

Title: Ultimate Ray Brown

Artist: Ray Brown

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Thelonious Monk

Artist: Thelonious Monk

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Just You Just Me

Artist: Al Cohn

Genre: Jazz

Title: Milt Jackson

Artist: Milt Jackson Quartet

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Very Best

Artist: Thelonious Monk

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Golden Years

Artist: Count Basie

Genre: Jazz

Title: Birth of Be-Bop

Artist: Various Artists

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