1957 - Milt Jackson w/ Bobby Wess & Frank Jaspar - Bags & Flutes

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Hz...................: 48,000
Channels.............: Stereo
Source...............: Tidal Music Service CD quality feed

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I'm no jazz historian by any stretch, but I think this might be the only 
release Bags did with Bobby Jaspar in the lineup.  Not sure on that.  I think 
he'd used Frank Wess in the lineup earlier on another release.  Anyway, this 
one was done right after he moved over to the Atlantic label.  As I suspected 
earlier, we finally get Jackson in stereo on this one -- although the fidelity 
itself doesn't outshine those mono Savoy LP's from a couple years earlier.

Jackson was always a willing collaborator, but it seemed after he signed with 
Atlantic he especially became known for it.  I don't know if the Ertegun 
brothers had anything to do with encouraging that, but I suspect Jackson's 
reputation itself was a killer calling card.  There's no question he didn't 
have to twist anyone's arm too hard to jam with him, since every A-lister on 
the block already knew him from the Modern Jazz Quartet.  He also had earned a 
formidable reputation as a solo artist, band leader and composer by this point. 
 He teamed up with Ray Charles for the first time shortly after this was 
recorded.  Might post that one later if nobody else has already.

This originated from a lossless audio stream rip from a Tidal music service 
subscription of mine.  Rip was done using an Asus Xonar DG sound card.  Wave 
editor was Cool Edit Pro using 48k/floating 32 bit settings.  It was then 
converted down to 24 bit using DbPowerAmp, then converted to flac files. The 
only changes done were the total silencing of any random system noise between 
tracks. (For those of you in the .mp3 binaries, I compressed it further to 320 
kb/s with DbPowerAmp using Lame encoder.)  Track timings will approximate those 
of the original release but are by no means exact to the second.  

Because of the lack of .log and .cue files it probably won't be something a 
hard core collector wants.  But it's plenty good enough for the average 
listener. In terms of sound quality, I see no reason why it should be 
distinguishable from your garden variety CD.  Tracks are tagged and I put some 
info in the comments section about the source and .wav gathering, just to keep 
the digital gene pool organized.  If possible I'll try to find some artwork off 
the web to include with it.

p.s. - I am generally not very good about re:'s in the group.  (Usually off 
watching beginner guitar lessons on Youtube or some mindless task.)  But I 
always pack releases with plenty of .pars to help them survive in the wild, 
plus all the above documentation to prevent confusion as much as possible.  
Just my way of giving back after leeching on here for longer than I can 
remember.  Enjoy one of Milt's that doesn't show up often on here. - MM

Here's the Wiki on it:

Released	1957
Recorded	May 21, 1957 and June 10 & 17, 1957
Genre	Jazz
Length	39:12
Label	Atlantic
Producer	Nesuhi Ertegun

Track listing

    All compositions by Milt Jackson except as indicated

    "Bags' New Groove" - 5:55
    "Sandy" - 3:56
    "Midget Rod" - 5:41
    "I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over" (Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel) - 3:41
    "Ghana" (Ernie Wilkins) - 5:30
    "Sweet and Lovely" (Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias, Jules LeMare) - 4:44
    "Connie's Blues" - 9:45

        Recorded in New York City on May 21, 1957 (tracks 1 & 7), June 10, 1957 
(tracks 3, 4 & 6) and June 17, 1957 (tracks 2 & 5)


    Milt Jackson รป vibes
    Bobby Jaspar (tracks 1 & 7), Frank Wess (tracks 2-6) - flute
    Tommy Flanagan (tracks 1 & 7), Hank Jones (tracks 2-6) - piano
    Kenny Burrell - guitar
    Percy Heath - bass
    Art Taylor - drums

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