Milt Jackson: the creative genius behind "Bags' groove"
Vibraphonist Milt Jackson was a significant figure in the evolution of jazz vibraphone. His career in jazz spanned six decades and included associations with the leading jazz artists of the 20th century. Jackson was among the first to apply the bebop style of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to the vibraphone and his soulful, lyrical style of interpreting ballads and blues has influenced nearly every vibraphonist who has come after him.Chapter I is a biographical sketch of Milt Jackson's life and career. Chapter II examines Jackson's ability to create a distinct and easily recognizable sound on the vibraphone. Chapter III examines Milt Jackson's solo style in the blues through a detailed analysis of six transcriptions of his most famous composition, "Bags' Groove." Chapter IV summarizes the many unique features of Milt Jackson's playing style. Transcriptions and a comprehensive discography are included in the appendices.
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