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25 January 2010

Soul Brothers (With Milt Jackson) (1957, 1958)

  1. Soul Brothers
  2. How Long Blues
  3. Cosmic Ray
  4. Blue Funk
  5. 'Deed I Do
For his sessions with Ray Charles, Milt Jackson, the star vibraphonist of the Modern Jazz Quartet, also came with an electric guitar. Ray brought his saxophone. How Long Blues is the most extended example of Ray's sax playing on record. The album is a fine example of soul jazz.

Personnel: 
#1:  Milt Jackson - piano; Ray Charles - alto saxophone;  Billy Mitchell - tenor saxophone; Skeeter Best - guitar; Oscar Pettiford - bass; Connie Kaye - drums.
#2:  Milt Jackson - vibraharp, (during Ray's sax chorus and Pettiford's 1st bass chorus:) piano; Ray Charles - alto saxophone, piano;  Billy Mitchell - tenor saxophone; Skeeter Best - guitar; Oscar Pettiford - bass; Connie Kaye - drums.
#3, 4, 5:  Milt Jackson - vibraharp; Ray Charles - piano; Billy Mitchell - tenor saxophone; Skeeter Best - guitar; Oscar Pettiford - bass; Connie Kaye - drums.

Engineered by Tom Dowd.
Recording dates: 12 September 1957, 10 April 1958. Atlantic 1279, 1958-06 (1957 - 1958).

Soul Brothers:

How Long Blues:

Cosmic Ray:

Blue Funk:

'Deed I Do:

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