Milt Jackson is heard in two sessions. First session by a nine piece group with Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey and others, arrangements by Quincy Jones. The second session a sextet date with Joe Newman, Lucky Thompson, Horace Silver among others. Fine solos by all, Milt Jackson in his usual good form and Adderley, Newman and Thompson equally good, maybe better!
First heard Milt Jackson at a dinner party, playing seductivly in the background, but gabbing my attention as he played on. This is, to me, a beautiful example of a blend of the best of what Soul and Jazz music is all about. The next day after the party phoned the host, and as a excuse to say thank you I also mentioned what was the music played last night? he laughed and said I was the third person to ask today ! seems Mr Milt Jackson had us all under his spell that night.
If you want to know what Milt Jackson is about - Get this Album. Whether In a larger group or in a smaller Sextet setting, He swings Soulfully.
There is a small technical Glitch during Joe Newman's solo on the "Stereo" version of 'Boogity Boogity'. He is barely audible. I managed to splice the Mono segment from my original copy as an experiment - fairly successfully! If you are happy with Mono, there should be no such problem.
Bought this at the same time as Very Tall - Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson CD (see review) to further increase my appreciation of Milt Jackson. Slight disappointment in that recordings are mono which is not stated when purchased or on CD, but the music is great.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsRemastered for excellent sound5 Feb 2010
By blue skies - Published on Amazon.com
The two reviews above refer to an earlier domestic release. The sound on the 2008 import cd is great!!! If you enjoy Milt's work not to mention the incredible arranging talents of Quincy Jones don't hesitate to get this while you can.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 starsBetter Sound1 Dec 2012
By John M. - Published on Amazon.com
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I can confirm that this Import has improved sound quality over the domestic that Mosaic sold me quite a while back. Joe Newman's back on mic for Blues At Twilight. Cannonball's tone is a bit smoother too.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 starsVery Very good but poor sound27 Mar 2003
By "pablote29" - Published on Amazon.com
After many years looking for Blues at Twilight, appeared on a very good LP called "The Blues in the Modern Jazz", I bought this CD. But I get dissapointed because the poor engineering sound work on transfer this title from LP to CD. As a collector i didn't get angry enough but I miss that LP sound. Anyway, this Cd has two sessions recorded in 1957. here are some additional information: Arranged by Quincy Jones and featuring Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, Percy Heath, Art Blakey, and Connie Kay. (See also John Lewis and The Modern Jazz Quartet in this section.)
5.0 out of 5 starsjust amazing13 Jun 2012
By oscarb - Published on Amazon.com
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I had this on vinyl for years - now i have the cd - love this album. Milt Jackson was so cool.
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 starsGreat album - disappointing sound quality4 Dec 2004
By Ronald Santen - Published on Amazon.com
I owned this wonderful album for many years and the sound on the LP was excellent. However the remastering onto CD is really poor.
I have always felt this was Milt Jackson's best album, his playing is as good as it ever was, and solos by Lucky Thompson and Canbnonball Adderley also excellent.
This is one that should be taken off the shelves and remastered.