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Milt Jackson

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Birth Name: Milton Jackson
Born: 1923/01/01
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan
Died: 1999/10/09
Genres: Hard Bop, Modern Creative, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Modal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Post Bop

Milton "Milt" Jackson (January 1, 1923 - October 9, 1999) was an American jazz vibraphonist, usually thought of as a bebop player, although he performed in several jazz idioms. He is especially remembered for his coolly swinging solos as a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet and his penchant for collaborating with several hard bop and post-bop players. A very expressive player, Jackson differentiated himself from other vibraphonists in his attention to variations on harmonics and rhythm. He was particularly fond of the 12-bar blues at slow tempos. He preferred to set the vibraphone's oscillator to a low 3.3 revolutions per second (as opposed to Lionel Hampton's speed of 10 revolutions per se... Continue Bio >>

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