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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
released 1956
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
Joe Carroll, vocals
School Days
Regent MG 6043
released 1957
recorded March 1951 in Detroit, MI; April and October 1951 in New York City; July 1952 in Chicago, IL/USA
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet, vocals
John Coltrane, alto sax, tenor sax
Bill Graham, alto sax, baritone sax
Budd Johnson, tenor sax
Percy Heath, trombone, bass
J.J. Johnson, trombone
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Milt Jackson, organ, piano, vibes, vocals
Wynton Kelly, piano
Stuff Smith, vibes, violin
Bernie Griggs, bass
Art Blakey, drums
Kansas Fields, drums
Al Jones, drums
Joe Carroll, vocals
Melvin Moore, vocals
Freddy Strong, vocals

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