Buckner came out of the swing era as a pianist and sometimes cocktail lounge performer who was able to straddle the line between popular sounds of the day and more riveting and substantive jazz. The saxophonists who work with Buckner on these individual sessions are interesting picks, considering where their careers eventually landed. Danny Turner was a New York based alto and tenor saxophonist and a favorite of Sarah Vaughan and Count Basie, ex-Basie sax section stalwart Earle Warren's vibrato flavored alto was favorably compared to Earl Bostic, while tenor saxophone honker "Sam "The Man" Taylor" was well known in blues circles, also accompanying Cab Calloway, Louis Jordan, and Ray Charles, but could swing with the best.
Master bassist Milt Hinton is all over the second CD, and provides a good study in supportive rhythm and swing for those learning the idiom. If you are unfamiliar with Buckner's style, surprises abound, especially considering how his Hammond sound would preclude the more legato Wurlitzer or Farfisa sonic palate that was too slow for jazz improvisation in the '60s. As there are too few Milt Buckner recordings in contemporary catalogs, this is as close to his essential period as is available.
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Info Tracklist Album details Press Milton Milt Buckner , was an original and dynamic pianist, organist and arranger. Disc 1. Movin' With Mitch Lean Baby Bernie's Tune Easy To Love Rockin' With Milt New Jazz Orchestra 1 year ago. Sea Never Dry. Tanzania Edition 2 years ago.
New Romantic Rules. Catch - Welcome to the Heartbreak Hotel  2 years ago. J Thyme The Basement Rug. A Pyrex Scholar. The Purist - Live on Boiler Room private press boogie set 4 years ago. Herbie Hancock - 'Man With a Suitcase' - comp. A Closet of Curiosities. An Announcement about Reposts 4 years ago. Library Music Rarities. Vinyl Lounge Hut. Always Come Correct. Take Me To The Bridge 5 years ago. Welcome 5 years ago. Quimsy's Mumbo Jumbo. Grupo Proyecto 5 years ago. RIP Horace Silver 6 years ago.
FM Shades. Shadow and Ghost. Jerry Goldsmith 6 years ago. Portal Of Groove. Available for semi-permanent touring roles - - 6 years ago. Sun Ship. El Goog Ja. Happy ! Club Soul. The Same Mistakes. David Byrne - 3 Big Songs ep 7 years ago. The right hand plays a 4-note chord inversion in which the melody note is the highest note in the voicing.
The other 3 notes of the chord are voiced as closely as possible below the melody note, which is the definition of a block chord. The left hand doubles the melody note one octave lower. Illinois Jacquet? My day is much improved. For anyone who may not know, Milt Buckner was a major influence in George Shearing's piano style. I quote Shearing himself: "When I went to the States, one of the jobs that I took was at the Hickory House, where I was told that they wanted to get away from jazz and to develop a show policy.
So I turned myself into a glorified cocktail pianist for the time that I played there. But I played everything—from cocktail piano to Fats, Tatum, Wilson and what little I knew of bebop then. This was before I'd heard too much of Charlie and Diz.Milton Milt Buckner (), was an original and dynamic pianist, organist and arranger. He joined Lionel Hamptons orchestra in and became, not only one of its main attractions and arrangers, but also the first musician to use a piano technique called block chords / locked-hands.