Mostly Duke

Milt Jackson

Mostly Duke
  • CAT # OJCCD-968-25

    1. Three Little Words 5:37
    2. Used To Be Jackson 5:25
    3. The Summer Knows 7:09
    4. Main Stem 4:44
    5. Caravan 4:00
    6. Take The "A" Train 3:57
    7. Things Ain't What They Used To Be 4:28
    8. Come Sunday 2:15
    9. Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) 2:57

Recorded during the same memorable gig at Ronnie Scott's London club as Memories of Thelonious Sphere Monk (OJCCD-851-2), Mostly Duke continues the hard-swinging fun. Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, and Mickey Roker comprised one of Milt Jackson's favorite rhythm sections. They understood his intensity, his wry humor. They complemented his virtuosity. They empathized with his need to swing, whatever the tempo, whether the piece under examination is Michel Legrand's lovely "The Summer Knows" or Duke Ellington's "Just Squeeze Me." Both of those songs are part of the festivities here, along with additional pieces of Ellingtonia, a cherished standard, and one of Jackson's inimitable medium-up-tempo blues. April 23 and 24, 1982 would have been good nights to be at Ronnie Scott's. This CD is the next best thing.

with Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Mickey Roker

Find out more about Milt Jackson

RECENT RELATED RELEASE

Concord Music Group released five new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino… More

MORE RELEASES FROM MILT JACKSON

Here is Milt Jackson, one of the most soulful and inspired soloists of all time on any instrument and perhaps the most commanding of vibes… More
In 1976 the Modern Jazz Quartet was two years into what would become a seven-year hiatus when the group's outstanding vibist, Milt Jackson, took… More
Centerpiece (At the Kosei Nenkin, vol. 2) is not only a superb companion to vol. 1, but eight of its ten selections are now available for… More
In Soul Believer, Milt Jackson returned to his first love and his first role in music, singing. It had long been known among his peers… More
with Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, John Clayton, Paulinho da Costa, Tommy Flanagan, Billy Higgins, Hubert Laws, Cedar Walton, and others More
Milt Jackson understood and appreciated Thelonious Monk in the 1940s, when Monk was ignored and ridiculed by most musicians. Jackson was one of… More
The gloom implied by the title of this album is nowhere to be found in its contents. An encounter of four masters, Ain't But a Few of Us… More
Milt Jackson's versatility is on display in this 1981 session produced by his close friend of 50 years, bassist Ray Brown. Latin, rock, and… More
In this 1980 session, the incomparable vibaharpist Milt Jackson leads an all-star group in seven excursions through the blues. The album's variety… More
Milt Jackson and Ray Brown went back to 1945 and their apprenticeship with Dizzy Gillespie. They were in the Gillespie sextet that recorded… More
From their first encounter in the late 1960s, Milt Jackson and Monty Alexander found musical compatibility that makes the title of this album… More
Riverside was proud of its acquisition of Milt Jackson, the premier vibraphonist of the day and a prominent member of the Modern Jazz Quartet… More