In Soul Believer, Milt Jackson returned to his first love and his first role in music, singing. It had long been known among his peers that Jackson’s light baritone was among the most soulful and musical voices around. In his overwhelmingly successful drive to become the best vibraharpist in jazz, he set singing aside. But Ray Brown, Milt’s colleague from his days in the Dizzy Gillespie big band, had never forgotten Jackson’s vocal talent. Nor had pianist Cedar Walton, Jackson’s frequent partner in a variety of musical projects. Together, the three conceived this album, and a man whose name had become synonymous with soul because of his vibes playing proved to be a versatile and appealing vocalist.
with Plas Johnson, Cedar Walton, John Collins, Dennis Budimir, Ray Brown, Frank Severino, Billy Higgins, Michael Lang, Ian Underwood