Milt Jackson ‎– Jazz ‘N’ Samba (Full Album)

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Jazz ‘n’ Samba is an album by American jazz vibraponist Milt Jackson featuring performances recorded in 1964 for the Impulse! label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
This is an odd LP. The first session is a conventional one with vibraphonist Milt Jackson, tenor-saxophonist Jimmy Heath, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Richard Davis and drummer Connie Kay performing Heath’s recent “Gingerbread Boy,” Duke Ellington’s “I Got It Bad” and a pair of Jackson originals. The flip side substitutes two guitars for Flanagan’s piano and uses bossa nova rhythms in hopes of getting a hit. Milt does play well on “I Love You” and Lillian Clark’s vocal on “Jazz ‘N’ Samba” is fine but “The Oo-Oo Bossa Noova” is strictly for those listeners who are nostalgic for Car 54, Where Are You (

Track listing:
All compositions by Milt Jackson except as indicated
“Blues for Juanita” – 5:44
“I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)” (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) – 2:42
“Big George” – 4:49
“Gingerbread Boy” (Jimmy Heath) – 3:46
“Jazz ‘n’ Samba” (Vin’cius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ella Fitzgerald) – 2:14
“The Oo-Oo Bossa Nova” (Manny Albam) – 3:08
“I Love You” (Cole Porter) – 4:39
“Kiss and Run” (Rene Dononcin, William Engvick, Jack Ledru, Ella Fitzgerald) – 3:28
“Jazz Bossa Nova” – 3:01
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on August 6, 1964 (tracks 1-4) and August 7, 1964 (tracks 5-9)

Milt Jackson – vibes
Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 3-6, 8 & 9)
Howard Collins, Barry Galbraith – guitar (tracks 5-9)
Tommy Flanagan – piano (tracks 1-4)
Richard Davis – bass
Connie Kay – drums
Joe E. Ross (track 6), Lillian Clark (track 8) – vocals

Released: 1964
Recorded: August 6 & 7, 1964
Length: 33:31
Label: Impulse!
Producer: Bob Thiele