The Jazz Show Episode May 27, 2013

Broadcast on 27-May-2013

9:03am - 12:35pm

Tonight's music is swinging, lyrical and elegant and played by a group of Jazz masters under the leadership of one of the pioneers of Modern Jazz, vibraphonist Milt Jackson. After Lionel Hampton and to a lesser extent, Red Norvo, it was Milt Jackson who brought the vibes into Modern Jazz. He predominated on that instrument throughout his lifetime. As the primary member of The Modern Jazz Quartet he was able to branch out into his own career in person and on records and this date is one of his finest.Done in January of 1956 it pairs Milt Jackson with one of the most authoritative voices of the tenor saxophone and sadly one of the most overlooked...Eli "Lucky" Thompson. His sound and concept is one of the most original. These two gentlemen are accompanied by an ideal rhythm section of Hank Jones, one of the piano masters, Wendell Marshall on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Standards and blues abound and played with the touch of five Jazz Masters.