egroj world: Milt Jackson • Milt Jackson Quartet

martes, 4 de octubre de 2016

Milt Jackson • Milt Jackson Quartet

Review by Richard Mortifoglio
This 1955 date is an intriguing opportunity to hear Milt Jackson accompanied by the MJQ rhythm section, but with hard bopper Horace Silver substituting for John Lewis. Not only that, it's also a chance to hear a hitherto unknown, lushly romantic side of both Jackson and Silver, two blues-oriented players who rarely if ever recorded standards in this sort of style. With its excellent recording quality, it's a perfect album for intimate dinners and other late-night activities. Artie Shaw's exotic "Moonray" is rarely heard in any sort of context, while "My Funny Valentine" and "The Nearness of You" set the mood throughout.

1 Wonder Why 5:22
2 My Funny Valentine 4:37
3 Moonray 5:01
4 The Nearness Of You 4:01
5 Stonewall 7:42
6 I Should Care 4:16

Bass – Percy Heath
Drums – Connie Kay
Piano – Horace Silver
Vibraphone [Vibes] – Milt Jackson

Recorded in New York City; May 20, 1955
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder

Label: Original Jazz Classics ‎– OJCCD-001-2, Prestige ‎– P-7003
Released: 1987
Genre: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop, Cool Jazz

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