Riverside was proud of its acquisition of Milt Jackson, the premier vibraphonist of the day and a prominent member of the Modern Jazz Quartet. "Bags"--that being his widely-used nickname--had made a co-leader appearance for the label with Wes Montgomery (Bags Meets Wes--now available as OJC-234), but for his first solo flight, a full-scale orchestra was assembled. It involved several distinguished players (James Moody, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Nat Adderley, and many others) and above all featured the work of two of the most brilliant jazz arrangers of the day: Ernie Wilkins and the legendary Tadd Dameron. The latter, just returning to the scene after a long absence, provided a most memorable version of "’Round Midnight."
with Nat Adderley, Ron Carter, Arthur Clarke, Jimmy Cleveland, Jimmy Heath, Hank Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Melba Liston, James Moody, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry, Snooky Young, and others