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Hi,
I will be releasing a tribute to Milt jackson CD later this year , I'm releasing 4
titles on iTunes for now https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tribute-to-milt-jackson-ep/id672996718

and here's a video on Youtube :

I recorded half of it in Paris last November and the rest in February in NY , I will have
more videos soon , I hope you can check it out.

Comments

vibeman27 Mon, 08/12/2013 - 12:54

One great big BRAVO to you. You took a tune written (or at least as I know, last copyrighted in 1915 and made it sound just as good as any professional can. As a tribute to Milt, I am impressed. I personally would have loved a slight hint more of vibrato from the resonator fans but, you did a great job of imitating Milt's ability to play through the bar lines. I really like your rendition. I wish more of the membership would acknowledge your endeavor.

BruceW

jbb Mon, 08/12/2013 - 18:56

In reply to by vibeman27

Thanks Vibeman , I have a soft spot for this tune as it was on one of my first Jazz lp's
when I was a teenager , I think it was Milt live in Montreux with Oscar Peterson & Joe Pass ,
the composition was also an hommage to Puccini "Madame Butterfly" , which I happen to like very much as well.
As for the vibrato , the motor on my Musser was very touchy that day and I'm lucky it worked at all
on this take , since it quit on me in the middle of some other tunes...
thanks for your input.

tifoo Mon, 08/12/2013 - 13:53

Bravo jb, je kiffe !!

Superb playing,loved it...
I'm looking forward for your milt 's tribute album

piro Mon, 08/12/2013 - 15:36

Boy you cats don't age a bit. The Bocle brothers look just like they did in the 80's at Berklee. JB you sound great, great ideas, nice to hear you back on vibes. Looking forward to the CD.
best
Piro

piro Tue, 08/13/2013 - 13:46

In reply to by jbb

Yeah JB. How is Gildas? So great to hear you playing again. Just checked out your website. Great music. Man you cats have great ideas. looking forward to hearing more. Let me know if you are ever in San Francisco, I'll buy you a drink.
peace
Piro

jbb Thu, 08/15/2013 - 17:43

In reply to by piro

Gildas is good , he's been back in Paris now for quite a while , I'm still in NY
but we still do a lot of playing/recording together...yeah I'd love to have a drink
with you !..last time I was in SF was a while ago (like 10 years...) while touring ,
so until next time...good to hear from you.

jbb Fri, 08/30/2013 - 13:12

In reply to by Marie-Noëlle

Hey , Mecri Marie-Noelle !!
nice to hear from you , I was in France the whole month playing a few gigs and recording ,
so sweet to be able to hang for a while in the French countryside , as you know..douce France..