Milt Jackson Quartet: Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Gene Harris (piano, keyboards); Ray Brown (bass); Mickey Roker (drums).
Recorded in New York, New York in November and December 1983. Includes original release lines notes by Norman Granz.
Digitally remastered by Kirk Felton (2001, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Gene Harris (piano, keyboards); Mickey Roker (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Kirk Felton.
Liner Note Author: Norman Granz.
Recording information: RCA Studio, New York, NY (11/30/1983-12/01/1983).
Photographer: Norman Granz.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Gene Harris; Mickey Roker; Ray Brown .
Vibraphonist Milt Jackson recorded quite extensively during his decade with Norman Granz's Pablo label. This particular release (which has been reissued on CD) is most notable for helping launch the comeback of pianist Gene Harris who had been in obscurity ever since he ended his days with The Three Sounds. Harris's soulful style and expertise with blues fit in perfectly with Milt Jackson's approach and (with fine backup from bassist Ray Brown and drummer Mickey Roker) they play some typically joyful music on some blues, standards and ballads. ~ Scott Yanow