Friday, 14 November 2008

Milt Jackson - Soul Believer

Soul Believer


78.9 MB
256+ VBR LAME mp3
Vinyl rip & scans from Pablo 2310-832

More Bags for the blogosphere here. Soul Believer followed shortly after the Soul Fusion sides posted previously on Soundological. This time the feature is Milt's vocal talent but not at the expense of his vibes...there are plenty of mallet moments throughout as well. Again, not much more to say on Milt that hasn't been said before but if you're looking for further info, Musica Desde Las Antipodes has put together a nice piece on Bags (for English version scroll down to comments) with a lot of albums up for grabs.

AMG Review by Scott Yanow
As vibraphonist Milt Jackson relates in the liner notes of this CD, he was a singer before he ever played vibes. This is one of his very few vocal albums and Jackson (who also takes some solos) is reasonably effective, displaying a personable voice and a gentle swing in his style. The backup utilizes synthesizers on three of the ten selections (a very unusual event at Pablo) but otherwise the lineup for these ballads and jump tunes is comprised of old musical friends, most notably pianist Cedar Walton.

Milt Jackson - Leader, Vocals, Vibes, Liner Notes
Ray Brown - Bass, Producer
Dennis Budimir - Guitar
John Collins - Guitar
Billy Higgins - Drums
Frank Severino - Drums
Plas Johnson - Tenor Sax
Michael Lang - Synthesizer
Ian Underwood - Synthesizer
Cedar Walton - Piano

1 Ain't Misbehavin'
2 Don't Worry 'Bout Me
3 I've Got the Blues
4 Heartstrings
5 Roll 'Em Pete
6 Yes Sir, That's My Baby
7 I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
8 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
9 Someone I Love
10 Parking Lot Blues

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Anonymous said...

another eat rip Cheeba thank you!

cheeba said...

You're always welcome pretoria!

johnv said...

Thanks for both of the Milt Jackson posts, Cheeba. Soundological is one blog that I am always sure to visit. The combination of great information and great music is really hard to beat. Take care!

cheeba said...

Thanks johnv, that's kind of you to say! Glad to hear you're enjoying the Milt!