Olinga (album)

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Studio album by Milt Jackson
Released 1974
Recorded January 9 & 10, 1974
Genre Jazz
Length 46:54
Label CTI
Producer Creed Taylor
Milt Jackson chronology
The Complete Last Concert

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
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Milt Jackson except as indicated
  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