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Bean Bags

Album: Bean Bags
# Song Title   Time
1)    Close Your Eyes
2)    Stuffy
3)    Don't Take Your Love from Me
4)    Get Happy
5)    Sandra's Blues
6)    Indian Blues
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Kenny Burrell (guitar); Eddie Jones (bass) Connie Kay (drums).
  • Producer: Nesuhi Ertegun.
  • Reissue producers: Donald Elfman, Naomi Yoshii.
  • Recorded in New York, New York on September 12, 1959. Originally released on Atlantic (1316). Includes liner notes by Nat Hentoff.
  • Digitally remastered by Gene Paul (DB Plus, New York, New York).
  • Many of vibraphonist Milt Jackson's Atlantic recordings are long overdue to appear on CD, and that certainly includes Bean Bags, which features a meeting with the great tenor Coleman Hawkins. Assisted by a top-notch quartet (pianist Tommy Flanagan, guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Eddie Jones, and drummer Connie Kay), Bean Bags romps through "Stuffy," "Get Happy," a pair of Jackson originals, and two fine ballads, with "Don't Take Your Love From Me" being particularly memorable. ~ Scott Yanow
Professional Reviews
Q (4/00, p.111) - 4 stars out of 5 - " easy-going, blowing date....'50s jazz doesn't get much better."

Record Collector (magazine) (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Jackson's vibraharp blends smoothly with Hawkins' tenor sax..."
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