Ballads & Blues (Milt Jackson album)

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Ballads & Blues
Studio album by Milt Jackson
Released 1956
Recorded January 17 & 21, 1956 and February 14, 1956
Genre Jazz
Length 42:02
Label Atlantic
Producer Nesuhi Ertegun
Milt Jackson chronology
Opus de Jazz
(1955)
Ballads & Blues
(1956)
Fontessa
(1956)

Ballads & Blues is an album by American jazz vibraphonist Milt Jackson featuring performances recorded in 1956 and released on the Atlantic label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 4½ stars.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Milt Jackson except as indicated
  1. "So in Love" (Cole Porter) - 3:14
  2. "These Foolish Things" (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey, Harry Link) - 4:25
  3. "Solitude" (Duke Ellington) - 4:43
  4. "The Song is Ended" (Irving Berlin) - 4:40
  5. "They Didn't Believe Me" (Jerome Kern, Herbert Reynolds) - 3:45
  6. "How High the Moon" (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) - 6:13
  7. "Gerry's Blues" - 5:02
  8. "Hello" - 3:47
  9. "Bright Blues" - 6:13
    • Recorded in New York City on January 17 (tracks 6, 8 & 9) and January 21 (tracks 1, 3 & 5) and at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey on February 14 (tracks 2, 4 & 7), 1956

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milt Jackson discography accessed January 16, 2012
  2. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed January 16, 2012