Milt Jackson Quartet – Statements


Along side Lionel Hampton and Red Norvo, Milt Jackson stands as the defining personality for the vibraphone in jazz.  Statements was recording in 1961 during the middle of his twenty year tenure with the now legendary Modern Jazz Quartet.  Hank Jones, who played piano on the session said, “The biggest thing about Milt is his feeling.  He gets more emotional mileage out of a melody than any other vibist.  Others may feel a song as deeply as he does, but he somehow can express more emotion.  It’s fantastic what he can make out of the most simple line.” Connie Kay, Milt’s drummer-bandmate from the Modern Jazz Quartet, joined the session as well as bassist Paul Chambers.  The resulting tracks were considered to be some of Milt’s best as evidenced by the easy-going, free spirited performances heard throughout.


01. Statement
02. Slowly
03. A Thrill From The Blues
04. Paris Blues
05. Put Off
06. A Beautiful Romance
07. Sonnymoon For Two
08. The Bad and The Beautiful
09. Blues For Juanita
10. I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good
11. Big George
12. Gingerbread Boy
13. Anything I Do

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