Milt Jackson: “Bag s Groove”

1 Jan

Born on this day in 1923, vibraphonist Milt Jackson was one of the founders of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Native of Detroit, got his start with Dizzy Gillespie. Rumored Jackson felt stifled in MJQ; left in 1974, formed his own MJQ (Milt Jackson Quartet), rejoined in ’80s. Died in 1999. ”He came closer than anyone else on the instrument to making it sound like the human voice,” said fellow vibraphonist Stefon Harris.

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