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Bags' Groove
Composer: Milt Jackson

Bags' Groove was performed a number of times by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman.

Bags' Groove was first recorded by Milt Jackson in 1952. This version has subsequently been released on a number of Milt Jackson and Thelonious Monk collections. Perhaps the best known recording of the piece is the 1954 version by a group led by Miles Davis that included Milt Jackson and Thelonious Monk. This version has been included on a number of Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk releases. Milt jackson also recorded Bags' Groove with the Modern Jazz Quartet of which he was a member between 1952 and 1974. The piece is named for Jacksons nickname - Bags.



Milt Jackson and related recordings

info Wizard Of The Vibes, Milt Jackson, 1952
info Miles Davis All Stars, Vol. 1, Miles Davis All Stars, 1955
info Milt Jackson and The Thelonious Monk Quintet, 1956
info The Modern Jazz Quartet, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 1957
info Bags' Groove, Miles Davis, 1957
info European Concert, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 1960
no info European Concert, Vol. 2, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 1962
no info Blues at Carnegie Hall, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 1966
no info At the Music Inn, Vol. 2, The Modern Jazz Quartet with Sonny Rollins, 1966
no info Greatest Hits, Miles Davis, 1966
no info The Best of, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 1970
no info Tallest Trees, Miles Davis, 1972
no info Just the Way It Had to Be, Milt Jackson, 1973
no info The Art of the Modern Jazz Quartet, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 1973
no info The Impulse Years, Milt Jackson, 1974
no info The Last Concert, Modern Jazz Quartet, 1974
no info All Star Bags, Milt Jackson, 1977
no info Aurex Jazz Festival '81: All Star Jam Session, Various Artists (Milt Jackson et al), 1981
no info Jackson, Johnson, Brown & Company, Milt Jackson with J.J. Johnson and Ray Brown, 1983
no info Milt Jackson, Milt Jackson, 1989
no info Big Mouth, Milt Jackson, 1990
no info Atlantic Jazz Box Set, Various Artists, 1990
no info MJQ: 40, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 1991
no info The Best of Blue Note, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1991
no info Chronicle: The Complete Prestige Recordings (1951-1956), Miles Davis, 1992
no info Telefunken Blues, Milt Jackson, Kenny Clarke et al, 1993
no info Celebration, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 1994
no info The Last Concert, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 1995
no info Dedicated to Connie, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 1995
no info Bluing: Miles Davis Plays the Blues, Miles Davis, 1996
no info Wizard of the Vibes, Milt Jackson, 1997
no info In a Crowd, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 1998
info The Blue Note Years, Various Artists, 1998
no info Explosive!, Milt Jackson & the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, 1999
no info Jazz Messengers/Blues at Carnegie Hall, Art Blakey & Modern Jazz Quartet, 1999
no info Immortal Concerts: Scandinavia April 1960, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 1999
info The Prestige Records Story, Various Artists (Miles Davis), 1999
no info To Bags with Love: A Tribute to Milt Jackson, Milt Jackson, 2000
no info Complete Prestige Recordings, Thelonious Monk, 2000
no info Birthday Celebration 80th, Milt Jackson, 2003
no info Complete Modern Jazz Quartet Prestige & Pablo Recordings, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 2003
no info New York Forever: Jazz In The Big Apple, Various Artists, 2003
no info La Ronde Suite, Milt Jackson, 2005
no info The Complete Last Concert, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 2005
no info 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival, Modern Jazz Quartet, 2005
no info Greatest Hits, Miles Davis, 2005
no info Best Jazz 100, Various Artists, 2006
no info Bags' Groove: Bags of Soul, Milt Jackson, 2007
no info Da Capo, Milt Jackson, 2007
no info Rhino Hi-Five, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 2007
no info Four Classic Albums, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 2008
no info Miles Ahead/Bags' Groove, Miles Davis, 2008
no info The Evolution of an Artist, Thelonious Monk, 2008
no info Bluesology: The Modern Jazz Quartet Anthology, The Modern Jazz Quartet, 2009

 
Jerry Garcia/David Grisman

info So What, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, 1998

Other recordings

no info Bud Powell Trio, Volume 2, Bud Powell, 1953
no info Jay And Kai, J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, 1954
info Hank Mobley, Hank Mobley, 1957
no info Bud Powell, Bud Powell, 1957
no info The New Johnny Smith Quartet, 1956
no info Concerto for Clarinet and Combo, Shelly Manne, 1957
no info Young John Young, John Young Trio, 1957
no info Afternoon in Paris, John Lewis & Sacha Distel, 1958
no info Ray Bryant Plays, Ray Bryant Trio, 1960
info Moovin' and Groovin', Horace Parlan, 1960
no info Forrest Fire, Jimmy Forrest, 1960
no info Hey Baby!, Chuck & Gap Mangione: The Jazz Brothers, 1961
no info Angel Eyes, Duke Pearson, 1962
no info Night Train, Oscar Peterson Trio, 1962
info Playback, Sam Lazar, 1962
no info Returns to the Village Gate, Herbie Mann, 1962
info Soul Hits, Les McCann, 1963
no info Al Haig Today!, Al Haig, 1965
no info Bagpipe Blues, Rufus Harley, 1965
no info Gotta Travel On, Ray Bryant Trio, 1966
no info The Best of Bobby Timmons & His Soul Piano, Bobby Timmons, 1966
no info Orgue, Eddy Louiss, 1971
no info The Groover, Ramsey Lewis, 1972
no info Rockin' in Rhythm, Hank Jones/Ray Brown/Jimmie Smith, 1977
info I Left My Heart..., Red Garland, 1978
no info Autumn, Tommy Tedesco, 1978
no info Bebop Live, Al Haig, 1982
no info Memory of Dick, Bobby Jaspar, 1988
no info I've Something to Say, Phineas Newborn Jr., 1987
no info Super Bass, Ray Brown, 1989
no info Lighthouse Allstars, Vol. 4, Howard Rumsey, 1990
no info Two Bass Hits, Ray Brown, 1991
no info Bags Groove, Duke Pearson, 1991
no info Ohio Style, Cal Collins Quartet, 1991
no info Live at Village West, Ron Carter and Jim Hall, 1992
no info Jazz 'Round Midnight, Oscar Peterson, 1992
no info Walkin': Live at the Blue Note, George Shearing, 1992
info The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Duke Pearson), 1993
no info Arrival, Horace Parlan, 1994
no info The Complete Blue Note and Roost Recordings, Bud Powell, 1994
no info At the Concertgebouw, Oscar Peterson, 1994
no info Some of My Best Friends Are...The Piano Players, Ray Brown, 1995
info Oakland, 1955, Sonny Clark, 1995
no info Hank Jones Trio with Mads Vinding and Al Foster, 1995
no info Live, Ramsey Lewis Trio, 1995
no info Heavyweights, Bobby Shew Quintet with Carl Fontana, 1995
no info Gifts and Messages, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1996
no info Bop 'n' Blues, Cornell Dupree, 1996
no info Hat Trick, Jackie McLean, 1996
no info Bridges, Batik / Schabata / Werkl, 1996
no info Plays With Evergreens, Stefan Forssen, 1996
no info The Gerry Mulligan Songbook, Gerry Mulligan, 1996 (CD bonus track)
no info Tribute, Oscar Peterson, 1997
no info Just Duet, Holly Hofmann & Bill Cunliffe, 1997
no info Marchel Ivery Meets Joey DeFrancesco, 1997
no info Tribute to Jeff Porcaro, David Garfield & Friends, 1997
no info Two Pianos, No Waiting, Scott Cushnie/Doug Riley/Joan Besen, 1997
no info The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions, Hank Mobley, 1998
no info Catalonian Nights, Vol. 3, Tete Montoliu/John Heard/Albert Tootie Heath, 1998
no info Moanin' Blues, Bobby Timmons, 1998
info All In The Family, Joey DeFrancesco & Papa John DeFrancesco, 1998
no info Leon Thomas Anthology, Leon Thomas, 1998
no info Live, Gene Harris & the Phillip Morris All-Stars, 1998
no info At the Village Vanguard, Kenny Burrell, 1999
no info 12-15-78, Kenny Burrell, 1999
no info Vol. 2, Humair/Louiss/Ponty, 1999
no info Blowing Up a Storm, Jack Millman, 1999
no info Hip Jazz Bop: Chaos out of Order, Various Artists (Duke Pearson), 1999
info Groovin' Live II, Red Garland, 19??
no info Some of My Best Friends Are...The Trumpet Players, Ray Brown Trio, 2000
info The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan Sessions, Horace Parlan, 2000
no info Reflections: The Best of George Shearing, 1992-1998, George Shearing, 2000
no info New High, Larry Coryell, 2000
no info Standing Room Only, Red Holloway Quintet, 2000
no info Four More, Jack Millman Quartet and Quintet, 2000
no info Once Through, Once Through, 2000
no info For Hamp, Red, Bags, and Cal, Gary Burton, 2001
no info The Complete Pacific Jazz Joe Pass Quartet Sessions, 2001
info Telepathy, Ron Carter & Jim Hall, 2001
no info Plays Again!, Phineas Newborn, Jr, 2001
no info Bags Groove: A Tribute to Milt Jackson, Mike LeDonne, 2001
no info Jazz in Paris: Bohemia After Dark, Eddy Louiss, 2001
no info Don Byas Quartet Featuring Sir Charles Thompson, 2001
no info Remembrance, Kenny Drew Jr. Trio, 2001
no info Balkan Express: Rare Jazz/Fusion Gems From Yugoslavian Vaults, Various Artists (Milan Stojanovic), 2001
no info The Touch: Rockin' in Rhythm/Lazy Afternoon, Hank Jones, 2002
no info The Complete Roost Johnny Smith Small Group Sessions, Johnny Smith, 2002
no info Kiss of Fire, Harold Mabern, 2002
no info Groovin Blues, Junior Mance Trio featuring Eric Alexander, 2002
no info Songs, Matthew Shipp, 2002
no info The J.J. Johnson Memorial Album, J.J. Johnson, 2003
no info Yesterdays: Live in Europe, Shelly Manne & His Men, 2003
no info The Power Trio: Live in Chicago, Larry Coryell, 2003
no info Complete 1954 Master Takes, Miles Davis, 2004
no info The Best of Hank Mobley, Hank Mobley, 2004
no info We Get Requests/Night Train, Oscar Peterson, 2004
no info Up Jumped Spring, Curtis Fuller with Brad Goode, 2004
no info Complete Fifties Studio Recordings, J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding Quintet, 2005
no info The Complete Uppsala Concert, Eric Dolphy, 2005
no info West Coast Jazz, Jack Millman & The Hollywood Studio All Stars, 2005
no info Trumpet Summit Live at Club Ruby 1968, 2005
no info Dear Miles, Ron Carter, 2006
no info Live in Montreux 2002, Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone, 2006
no info Live Jazz from Club 15, George Shearing Quintet, 2006
no info A Night of Sass & Brass, Sarah Vaughan & Friends, 2006
no info Well, You Needn't, Jazzxchange, 2006
no info Mosaic Select, Gerry Mulligan, 2007
no info Sacha's Guitar, Sacha Distel, 2007
no info The 1958 European Tour, J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding All Stars, 2007
no info Bahia Band, Mike Ellis, 2007
info At Jazz Alley 11/03/07, David Grisman Quintet, 2008
no info Hemispheres, Jim Hall & Bill Frisell, 2008
no info Groovin' with Junior, Junior Mance, 2008
no info The Complete Tokyo Concert 1964, Oscar Peterson Trio, 2008
no info 1953-1954, Bud Powell, 2008
no info Blues & Beyond, WDR Big Band, 2008
no info Go Red Go!, Red Holloway, 2009
no info Modern Jazz in Tokyo, Modern Jazz Allstars, 2009
no info Be Yourself, Kenny Burrell, 2010

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