Tracklist

Medium 1: Bag's Groove: Mostly MJQ
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 All the Things You Are
The Modern Jazz Quartet 3:17
2 Delaunay's Dilemma
The Modern Jazz Quartet 4:00
3 The Stopper
Modern Jazz Quartet and Sonny Rollins 2:59
4 Bag's Groove
Miles Davis 9:24
5 Django
The Modern Jazz Quartet 7:05
6 Ralph's New Blues
The Modern Jazz Quartet 7:11
7 Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise
The Modern Jazz Quartet 7:56
8 The Cylinder
The Modern Jazz Quartet 5:31
9 The Martyr
The Modern Jazz Quartet 9:03
10 Topsy II
The Modern Jazz Quartet 4:43
11 Nature Boy
The Modern Jazz Quartet 5:06
12 Echoes
The Modern Jazz Quartet 7:09
Medium 2: Bags and the Boys: The Early Years
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Bean and the Boys
Coleman Hawkins 2:44
2 Slits
Sonny Stitt 2:36
3 Bebop Blues
Milt Jackson & Sonny Stitt 2:16
4 She's Gone Again
Dizzy Gillespie 2:44
5 Lullaby of the Leaves
Milt Jackson 2:51
6 Opus De Funk
The Modern Jazz Quartet 4:09
7 I Should Care
Milt Jackson 4:21
8 Bitty Ditty
Miles Davis 6:38
9 Wonder Why
Milt Jackson 5:26
10 Blues Oriental
Cannonball Adderley 5:02
11 Things Are Getting Better
Cannonball Adderley 7:13
12 Stairway to the Stars
Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery 3:38
13 S.K.J.
Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery 5:16
14 Namesake
Milt Jackson Orchestra 3:22
15 Time After Time
Milt Jackson Quintet 4:36
16 Poom-A-Loom
Milt Jackson Sextet 6:54
17 Extraordinary Blues (Monterey Mist)
Milt Jackson 4:13
Medium 3: One of the Few: The Pablo Years
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Recado Bossa Nova
Roy Eldridge 6:43
2 Come Sunday
Milt Jackson, Joe Pass & Ray Brown 3:17
3 Easy Money
Benny Carter 6:19
4 Lena and Lenny
Milt Jackson & Count Basie 3:59
5 Jive at Five
Count Basie 5:32
6 A Beautiful Friendship
Milt Jackson & Ray Brown 8:40
7 Take the a Train
Duke Ellington 3:37
8 Impressions
Milt Jackson 5:43
9 Blues in My Heart
Milt Jackson 5:34
10 In Walked Bud
Milt Jackson 4:52
11 A Time for Love
Milt Jackson 6:01
12 Just You, Just Me
Milt Jackson 5:10
13 Lullaby of the Leaves
Milt Jackson & His Gold Medal Winners 3:48
14 Midnight Waltz
Milt Jackson & Ray Brown 5:06

Credits

Medium 1: Bag's Groove: Mostly MJQ

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1953-06-25) (track 2)
New York, New York, United States (1954-12-23) (track 5)
drums:
Connie Kay (tracks 6–7)
Kenny Clarke (1953-06-25) (track 2)
Kenny Clarke (1954-12-23) (track 5)
bass:
Percy Heath (tracks 6–7)
Percy Heath (1953-06-25) (track 2)
Percy Heath (1954-12-23) (track 5)
vibraphone:
Milt Jackson (tracks 6–7)
Milt Jackson (1953-06-25) (track 2)
Milt Jackson (1954-12-23) (track 5)
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (tracks 6–7)
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (1953-06-25) (track 2)
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (1954-12-23) (track 5)
composer:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (tracks 2, 5)
producer:
Ira Gitler (track 2)
Bob Weinstock (track 5)
recording engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (track 5)
Rudy van Gelder (1955-07-02) (tracks 6–7)
recorded at:
Nola’s Penthouse in New York, New York, United States (1955-07-02) (tracks 6–7)
sampled by:
Ready or Not (album version) by Fugees (Refugee Camp) (track 5)
is the basis for:
recording of:
Delaunay's Dilemma (1953-06-25) (track 2)
Django (1954-12-23) (track 5)

Medium 2: Bags and the Boys: The Early Years

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1958-10-28) (tracks 10–11)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1955-08-05) (track 8)
drums:
Art Taylor (1955-08-05) (track 8)
Art Blakey (1958-10-28) (tracks 10–11)
Philly Joe Jones (US jazz drummer) (1961-12-18) (track 12)
Philly Joe Jones (US jazz drummer) (1961-12-19) (track 13)
guitar:
Wes Montgomery (1961-12-18) (track 12)
Wes Montgomery (1961-12-19) (track 13)
bass:
Percy Heath (1955-08-05) (track 8)
Sam Jones (jazz bassist) (1961-12-18) (track 12)
Sam Jones (jazz bassist) (1961-12-19) (track 13)
vibraphone:
Milt Jackson (1955-08-05) (track 8)
Milt Jackson (1958-10-28) (tracks 10–11)
Milt Jackson (1961-12-18) (track 12)
Milt Jackson (1961-12-19) (track 13)
double bass:
Percy Heath (1958-10-28) (tracks 10–11)
alto saxophone:
Jackie McLean (1955-08-05) (track 8)
Cannonball Adderley (1958-10-28) (tracks 10–11)
piano:
Ray Bryant (1955-08-05) (track 8)
Wynton Kelly (1958-10-28) (tracks 10–11)
Wynton Kelly (1961-12-18) (track 12)
Wynton Kelly (1961-12-19) (track 13)
engineer:
Jack Higgins (recording engineer) (tracks 10–11)
producer:
Orrin Keepnews (tracks 10–11)
recording engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (1955-08-05) (track 8)
phonographic copyright by:
Milestone Records (Holding Company for Milestone (jazz label)) (1973) (tracks 10–11)
Concord Music Group, Inc. (not for release label use!) (2012) (track 11)
Concord Music Group, Inc. (not for release label use!) (2013) (tracks 10–11)
Kendal (2014) (tracks 10–11)
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1955-08-05) (track 8)
Plaza Sound Studios in New York, New York, United States (1961-12-18) (track 12)
Plaza Sound Studios in New York, New York, United States (1961-12-19) (track 13)

Medium 3: One of the Few: The Pablo Years

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1975-08-25) (track 2)
New York, New York, United States (1985-05-17) (track 13)
drums:
Mickey Roker (1985-05-17) (track 13)
guitar:
Joe Pass (jazz guitarist) (1975-08-25) (track 2)
Joe Pass (jazz guitarist) (1985-05-17) (track 13)
bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (1975-08-25) (track 2)
Bob Cranshaw (1985-05-17) (track 13)
vibraphone:
Milt Jackson (1975-08-25) (track 2)
Milt Jackson (1985-05-17) (track 13)
saxophone:
Jimmy Heath (1985-05-17) (track 13)
Harold Vick (1985-05-17) (track 13)
piano:
Cedar Walton (1985-05-17) (track 13)
composer:
Thelonious Monk (track 10)
producer:
Norman Granz (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
later versions:
Suddenly (track 10)
recording of:
In Walked Bud (track 10)