Just a note that I am on vacation in The Land of No Wi-Fi, so blogging may be sporadic over the next few days. Heavy spins over the downtime have included Milt Jackson's Bags of Soul boxed set on Proper Records. This is a fine four disc set in Proper's budget line of boxes, I found it for $14 and it's worth every penny. The set focuses on Jackson's early solo recordings away from the Modern Jazz Quartet, and there is a lot of great music in Jackson's standard milieu of bebop, ballads and blues. Mallet fans are sure to enjoy, but those who are vibraphobic may consider four discs a little too much.
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