Milt Jackson & Sonny Stitt


In The Beginning

  • Release Date: 26 Apr 1991
  • OJCCD-1771-2

Here are a pair of early and rare bebop sessions, recorded by Detroiters Jackson and Stitt in their hometown. On a majority of the tracks, recorded in April 1948, the sextet also includes trumpeter Russell Jacquet and pianist Sir Charles Thompson. The final four titles, from a second April ’48 date, feature a quintet that is a proto-MJQ, with Jackson, John Lewis, and Kenny Clarke joined by Milt’s brother Al on bass and the great conga drummer Chano Pozo in one of his few recording… MORE