The Big 3 (Milt Jackson album)

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The Big 3
The Big 3 (Milt Jackson album).jpg
Studio album by Milt Jackson, Joe Pass and Ray Brown
Released 1975
Recorded August 25, 1975
Genre Jazz
Length 43:43
Label Pablo
Producer Norman Granz
Milt Jackson chronology
The Milt Jackson Big 4
(1975)The Milt Jackson Big 41975
The Big 3
Nobody in Mind
(1975)Nobody in Mind1975

The Big 3 is an album by vibraphonist Milt Jackson, guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Ray Brown recorded in 1975 and released on the Pablo label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 5 stars stating "These three masterful players recorded together in many settings during the Pablo years, but only this once as a trio. The colorful repertoire acts as a device for the musicians to construct some brilliant bop-based solos".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Pink Panther" (Henry Mancini) - 5:52
  2. "Nuages" (Django Reinhardt) - 7:26
  3. "Blue Bossa" (Kenny Dorham) - 5:03
  4. "Come Sunday" (Duke Ellington) - 3:12
  5. "Wave" (Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 6:50
  6. "Moonglow" (Eddie DeLange, Will Hudson, Irving Mills) - 4:57
  7. "You Stepped Out of a Dream" (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn) - 3:58
  8. "Blues for Sammy" (Milt Jackson) - 6:25
  • Recorded in Los Angeles, California on August 25, 1975



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