Just the Way It Had to Be

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Just the Way It Had to Be
Live album by Milt Jackson
Released 1970
Recorded August 1 & 2, 1969
Genre Jazz
Length 41:54
Label Impulse!
Producer Ed Michel
Milt Jackson chronology
That's the Way It Is
(1969)
Just the way It Had to Be
(1969)
Memphis Jackson
(1969)

Just the Way It Had to Be is a live album by American jazz vibraphonist Milt Jackson featuring performances recorded at Shelly's Manne Hole in 1969 for the Impulse! label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars stating "the music is quite likable, melodic and swinging (particularly for 1969)".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Milt Jackson except as indicated
  1. "Listen, Here" (Eddie Harris) - 8:30
  2. "S.K.J." - 5:36
  3. "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 6:53
  4. "If I Were a Bell" (Frank Loesser) - 6:01
  5. "The Very Thought of You" (Ray Noble) - 8:02
  6. "Bags' Groove" - 6:50
  • Recorded at Shelly's Manne-Hole in Hollywood, California on August 1 & 2, 1969

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed January 10, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed January 10, 2012