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Plenty, Plenty Soul
Detroit-born vibraphonist Milt Jackson performed with virtually all the great post-war jazz artists, so it should come as little surprise that PLENTY, PLENTY SOUL is an all-star affair. The 1957 Atlantic collection, produced by the label's Nesuhi Ertegun, features Cannonball Adderley on alto saxophone, Horace Silver on piano, Art Blakey on drums and Jackson's Modern Jazz Quartet bandmate Percy Heath on bass, among others – and Quincy Jones provides several songs and arrangements. Bags brought out the best in his collaborators, and outside the confines of the MJQ, his love for blues and swing comes to the fore here as both a songwriter and soloist. Though recorded several years before “soul music” came into vogue, the title of PLENTY, PLENTY SOUL is an accurate one, and the set's down-home grooves still carry tremendous appeal.