Olinga (album)

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Studio album by Milt Jackson
Released 1974
Recorded January 9 & 10, 1974
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 46:54
Label CTI
Producer Creed Taylor
Milt Jackson chronology
The Complete Last Concert
(1974)The Complete Last Concert1974

Olinga is an album by vibraphonist Milt Jackson recorded in 1974 and released on the CTI label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars stating "this set features vibraphonist Milt Jackson with some of his favorite musicians... The performances are pretty straight-ahead for CTI... Although Cedar Walton does not sound as formidable on electric piano as on acoustic and the other solos overall are a bit safe, this is a nice album".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Milt Jackson except where noted

  1. "Olinga" (Dizzy Gillespie) - 3:47
  2. "Re-Rev" (Jimmy Heath, Jackson) - 6:08
  3. "The Metal Melter" (Heath, Jackson) - 6:19
  4. "The Steel Bender" - 5:27
  5. "Lost April" (Eddie DeLange, Emil Newman, Hubert Spencer) - 5:15
  6. "I'm Not So Sure" (Cedar Walton) - 8:35
  7. "The Metal Melter" [alternate take] (Heath, Jackson) - 6:13 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "The Steel Bender" [alternate take] - 5:10 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on January 9 & 10, 1974



  1. ^ Milt Jackson discography accessed February 2, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 2, 2012