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Milt Jackson

American jazz musician

Milt Jackson

American jazz musician
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birthday
1st
January, 1923
Death
9th
October, 1999
Birth Place
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Birth Sign
capricorn
Biography

Milton “Bags” Jackson (January 1, 1923 – October 9, 1999) was an American jazz vibraphonist, usually thought of as a bebop player, although he performed in several jazz idioms. He is especially remembered for his cool swinging solos as a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet and his penchant for collaborating with hard bop and post-bop players.
A very expressive player, Jackson differentiated himself from other vibraphonists in his attention to variations on harmonics and rhythm. He was particularly fond of the twelve-bar blues at slow tempos. He preferred to set the vibraphone’s oscillator to a low 3.3 revolutions per second (as opposed to Lionel Hampton’s speed of 10 revolutions per second) for a more subtle tremolo. On occasion, Jackson sang and played piano professionally.

instruments played
Piano
vibraphone
Associated Acts

John Coltrane Ray Charles Miles Davis Dizzy Gillespie Modern Jazz Quartet Thelonious Monk Wes Montgomery Stanley Turrentine

Birth Name

Milton Jackson

Genres

Hard bop Afro-Cuban jazz modal jazz mainstream jazz post-bop

Labels

Impulse! Atlantic CTI Prestige Apple

Occupations

Musician soloist composer bandleader

Name

Milt Jackson

Nationality

United States of America

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