It wasn't hard for Fantasy to put together The Best of Milt Jackson due to their immense collection of master tapes of his work for Riverside and Prestige, including dates as a leader, sideman or musical partner. The hard part was narrowing it down to just 14 tracks from the eight albums surveyed. Jackson's work as a composer is also featured, including the driving blues "Stonewall" (from a meeting with Horace Silver), the spry blues "Sam Sack," which inspires guitarist Wes Montgomery and pianist Wynton Kelly, as well as the smoking "Namesake," with a delicious big band arrangement by Ernie Wilkins.
Jazz vibraphonist Milt Jackson played countless sessions during his career and released dozens of fine albums as well under his own name. This five-disc set collects seven of those albums in a single package, including 1956’s Ballads & Blues, 1957’s Soul Brothers (with Ray Charles ) and Bags & Flutes, 1960’s The Ballad Artistry of Milt Jackson, 1964’s Vibrations, and a pair of LP compilations, The Art of the Atlantic Years and Bebop. It adds up to a big chunk of Jackson, and it all flows wonderfully together, a measure of his talent and consistency.
Sunflower is an album by vibraphonist Milt Jackson recorded in 1972 and released on the CTI label. Assisting Jackson are trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, a star-studded rhythm section composed chiefly of Miles Davis alumni, and, on the first track, string and woodwind accompaniment, courtesy of Don Sebesky. In 1997, Sunflower was reissued on compact disc under Sony Music Entertainment by was of their catalog label Legacy Recordings and Epic Records.
The Big 3 is an album by vibraphonist Milt Jackson, guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Ray Brown recorded in 1975 and released on the Pablo label. The colorful repertoire acts as a device for the musicians to construct some brilliant bop-based solos". The Pink Panther" (Henry Mancini) - 5:52.
Invitation (Milt Jackson album). Invitation is an album by vibraphonist Milt Jackson's Sextet featuring performances recorded in 1962 and released on the Riverside label. It's not essential but Milt Jackson fans will enjoy this music".
Milt Jackson 1975 The Milt Jackson Big 4 At The Montreux Jazz Festival - 06 Like Someone In Love 05:56. Milt Jackson 1975 The Milt Jackson Big 4 At The Montreux Jazz Festival - 05 Stella By Starlight 07:20. Milt Jackson 1975 The Milt Jackson Big 4 At The Montreux Jazz Festival - 07 Night Mist Blues 06:36. Milt Jackson 1975 The Milt Jackson Big 4 At The Montreux Jazz Festival - 01 Funji Mama 06:34. Milt Jackson 1975 The Milt Jackson Big 4 At The Montreux Jazz Festival - 04 Nature Boy 04:30. Milt Jackson 1975 The Milt Jackson Big 4 At The Montreux Jazz Festival - Full Album 51:46
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|A1||Once I Loved
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ray Gilbert
|A2||If You Went Away
Written-By – Marcos Valle
|A3||Yes Sir, That's My Baby
Written-By – Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson
|A4||3,000 Miles Ago
Written-By – John Clayton
Written-By – Andy Razaf, Fats Waller, Harry Brooks
|B2||My Kind Of Trouble Is You
Written-By – Benny Carter, Paul Vandervoort II
Written-By – Milt Jackson
|B4||Blues For Edith
Written-By – Milt Jackson
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Pablo Records, Inc.
- Manufactured By – RCA Limited
- Bass – John Clayton (tracks: A1, A4), Ray Brown
- Cello – Raphael Kramer, Ronald Cooper
- Design, Layout – Norman Granz, Sheldon Marks
- Drums – Billy Higgins (tracks: B1), Frank Severino (tracks: A3), Jeff Hamilton (tracks: A1, A4), Jimmie Smith
- Flute – Hubert Laws
- Flute, Alto Flute – Jerome Richardson
- Guitar – Dennis Budimir, John Collins (tracks: A3)
- Harp – Catherine Gotthoffer
- Percussion – Paulinho Da Costa (tracks: A1, A4)
- Photography By – Phil Stern
- Piano – Cedar Walton (tracks: B1), Monty Alexander (tracks: A1, A4), Tommy Flanagan
- Producer – Norman Granz, Ray Brown (tracks: B1)
- Vibraphone [Uncredited], Vocals – Milt Jackson
- Viola – David Schwartz, Rollice Dale
- Violin – Allan Harshman, Arnold Belnik*, Bernard Kundell, Charles Veal Jr., David Frisina, Erno Neufeld, Gerald Vinci, Herman Clebanoff, Irving Geller, Jacob Krachmalik*, K. Jones*, Marcia Van Dyke, Ralph Schaeffer, Stanley Plummer
|2310-849||Milt Jackson||The Best Of Milt Jackson (LP, Comp)||Pablo Records||2310-849||US||1980|
|2405-405||Milt Jackson||The Best Of Milt Jackson (LP, Comp)||Pablo Records||2405-405||US||1980|
|2310-849||Milt Jackson||The Best Of Milt Jackson (LP, Comp, Club)||Pablo Records||2310-849||US||1980|
|K10-849||Milt Jackson||The Best Of Milt Jackson (Cass, Comp)||Pablo Records||K10-849||US||1980|
|PACD-2405-405-2||Milt Jackson||The Best Of Milt Jackson (CD, Comp)||Pablo Records||PACD-2405-405-2||US||1987|