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)
membranophone:
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:
Milt Jackson (track 4)
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, explicit) by Fugees (Refugee Camp) (track 5)
is the basis for:
recording of:
Bags’ Groove (track 4)
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)
drums (drum set):
Art Blakey (1958-10-28) (tracks 10–11)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1955-08-05) (track 8)
membranophone:
Arthur Taylor (1955-08-05) (track 8)
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)
composer:
Thad Jones (track 8)
engineer:
Jack Higgins (recording engineer) (tracks 10–11)
lyricist:
Thad Jones (track 8)
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. (part of Concord Bicycle Music since 2015/04/01, overseeing recorded music operations) (2012) (track 11)
Concord Music Group, Inc. (part of Concord Bicycle Music since 2015/04/01, overseeing recorded music operations) (2013) (tracks 10–11)
Kendal (2014) (tracks 10–11)
publisher:
Jazz Workshop (track 8)
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)
cover recording of:
Bitty Ditty (track 8)

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)
membranophone:
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)