Milt Jackson

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by Milt Jackson

Biography

1 January 1923, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 9 October 1999, New York City, New York, USA. Jackson’s first professional engagement, at the age of 16, was in his home town, playing the vibraphone alongside tenor saxophonist Lucky Thompson (one year his junior). Jackson benefited from the 40s loose attitude towards band personnel, spending six years accompanying visiting musicians, as well as studying at Michigan State University. In 1945, Dizzy Gillespie heard him and invited him to join his... Read more

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jazz
vibraphone
bebop
jazz vibraphone
vibes
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