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Milt Jackson

Born on Jan. 1, 1923, in Detroit, Jackson's musical beginnings were in the neighborhood gospel churches as a pianist, guitarist, violinist percussionist and singer. He took up the vibraphone in high school. He moved to New York, played with Earl Hines and in 1945, joined Dizzy Gillespie's big band rhythm section, which also included pianist John Lewis, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Kenny Clarke. He worked with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis and in 1951 recorded with Gillespie bandmates Lewis, Clarke and Brown. Inspired by that recording, they reformed as the Modern Jazz Quartet in 1952 with Percy Heath replacing Ray Brown and Connie Kay taking the drum chair after the departure of Kenny Clarke in 1955

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In A New Setting
Qwest Records
2013
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Sunflower
Sunflower
CTI Masterworks
2011
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Da Capo
Da Capo
FiveFour
2007
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Milt Jackson & Ray...
Qwest Records
2004
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Midnight Session
Qwest Records
2004
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80th Birthday...
Qwest Records
2002
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