Milt Jackson’s ‘Wizard of the Vibes’

Milt Jackson’s ‘Wizard of the Vibes’ is an album recorded on July 2, 1948 with the Thelonious Monk Quintet and on April 7, 1952 with the Modern Jazz Quartet plus Lou Donaldson and released in 1952 by Blue Note Records..

Track Listing : 1.Tahiti (Milt Jackson) – 03:29 . 2.Lillie (Milt Jackson) – 03:15 . 3.Bags’ Groove (Milt Jackson) – 03:05 . 4.What’S New? (Johnny Burke / Bob Haggart) – 03:13 . 5.Don’T Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington / Bob Russell) – 03:01 . 6.On The Scene (Lou Donaldson) – 02:43 . 7.Lillie (Milt Jackson) – 03:19 . 8.What’S New? (Johnny Burke / Bob Haggart) – 03:17 . 9.Don’T Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington / Bob Russell) – 03:04 . 10.Evidence (Thelonious Monk) – 02:34 . 11.Misterioso (Thelonious Monk) – 03:23 . 12.Epistrophy (Kenny Clarke / Thelonious Monk) – 03:08 . 13.I Mean You (Coleman Hawkins / Thelonious Monk) – 02:47 . 14.Misterioso (Thelonious Monk) – 02:47 . 15.All The Things You Are (Oscar Hammerstein Ii / Jerome Kern) – 03:01 . 16.I Should Care (Sammy Cahn / Axel Stordahl / Paul Weston) – 03:02

Musicians : Milt Jackson – Vibraphone . John Lewis – Piano On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9) . Percy Heath – Bass On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9) . Kenny Clarke – Drums On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9) . Lou Donaldson – Alto Saxophone On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9) . Thelonious Monk – Piano On (10 – 11 -12 -13 -14 – 15 – 16 – 17) . John Simmons – Bass On (10 – 11 -12 -13 -14 – 15 – 16 – 17) . Shadow Wils- – Drums On (10 – 11 -12 -13 -14 – 15 – 16 – 17) . Kenny “Pancho” Hagood – Vocals On (15 – 16 – 17)

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer . Doug Hawkins – Engineer . Harry Smith – Engineer

Package : Bob Blumenthal – Liner Notes . Francis Wolff – Photography

Recorded On July 2, 1948 At Apex Studios, New York City And On April 7, 1952 At Wor Studios, New York City .

Released In 1952 By Blue Note Records.

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allmusic
Milt Jackson‘s inventive playing throughout both dates makes this an important CD in his considerable discography, so it should be a part of any bop fan’s collection. […]

All About Jazz.
Hearing Monk and Milt work off each other is a true pleasure. What a fascinating contrast—Monk’s stop-start, playful quirkiness trading with Jackson’s flowing bop blues. […]

The Revivalist
. The aptly titled recording attests to the musical wizardry emblematic of this bonding of varying styles. Brewing in a cauldron of mesmerizing sounds Wizard of the Vibes display the beauty, clarityand soothing grace of Milt Jackson’s nimble rattling of the bones juxtaposed with the spatial complexity signature to Monk’s revered chops. […]

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