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Milt Jackson: Sa Va Bella

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Nothing is sure but death, taxes and Milt Jackson’s excellence. He’s among the most consistent artists in any medium. Here Jackson pays tribute to the great jazz vocalists including Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Ella Fitzgerald. He works with a quartet including pianist Michael Le Donne, bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Mickey Roker.

Vocalist Etta James appears on some tracks but sounds pretty uninspired and mannered.

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