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Milt Jackson
Milt (* 1923) was an American jazz vibraphonist, usually thought of as a bebop player, although he performed in several jazz idioms. He is especially remembered for his cool swinging solos as a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet and his penchant for collaborating with several hard bop and post-bop players.
A very expressive player, Jackson differentiated himself from other vibraphonists in his attention to variations on harmonics and rhythm. He was particularly fond of the twelve-bar blues at slow tempos. He preferred to set the vibraphone's oscillator to a low 3.3 revolutions per second (as opposed to Lionel Hampton's speed of 10 revolutions per second) for a more subtle tremolo. On occasion, Jackson sang and played piano and organ professionally.
Milt passed away in October 1999.
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The Champ
Savoy Records MG 12047
recorded October 1951 in New York City/USA

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet, vocal
Bill Graham, baritone sax
Stuff Smith, violin
Milt Jackson, piano, organ, vibes
Percy Heath, bass
Al Jones, drums

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