Modern Jazz Quartet Memoriam

The Modern Jazz Quartet - European Concert (1960) {2CD Atlantic Japan Mini LP AMCY-1186~7 rel 1998}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - European Concert (1960) {2CD Atlantic Japan Mini LP AMCY-1186~7 rel 1998}
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© 1960, 1998 Atlantic / East West Japan | AMCY-1186~7
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Third Stream

A double-length live set from the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Scandinavia in 1960, almost as a summation of the group's growing genius in the 50s! The tunes are a mix of John Lewis and Milt Jackson originals, plus other songs all given the wonderful MJQ twist – distilled into a sublime blend of piano, vibes, bass, and drums – all delivered with a sense of class, but never too much polish. The album is live, but still has that sophisticated composure that made the group so unique at the time – and the whole thing's a perfect complement to their famous studio albums on Atlantic!
Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet (1956/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet (1956/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:25 minutes | 1,55 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This album, not released until 1956, contains the first recordings Sonny Rollins made for Prestige as leader in 1951 and 1953. Rollins is backed on four songs by the Modern Jazz Quartet (John Lewis, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath and Kenny Clarke), eight other tracks feature Heath with Kenny Drew and Art Blakey, while Miles Davis plays piano on the closing number I Know. Several of these songs appeared in 1952 on 10 inch vinyl entitled Sonny Rollins Quartet.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde (1955/2008/2014) [Official Digital Download]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde (1955/2008/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 36:30 minutes | 415 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Rudy Van Gelder Remaster - 2008

This is a set with the Modern Jazz Quartet. The choice of material and its order of appearance approximates a set you might hear if you were listening to the group at one of America’s leading jazz rooms. All the pieces display different use of contrapuntal technique. The record features works, "Ralph's New Blues" which starts off the set, "All of You" from Cole Porter's musical Silk Stockings, and Sigmund Romberg's "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" from New Moon. Originally recorded in 1955, the six song set has been remastered by Concord's original engineer Rudy Van Gelder.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (1956/2006/2014) [Official Digital Download]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (1956/2006/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 38:44 minutes | 256 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Mono - Rudy Van Gelder Remaster - 2005

Django, originally released in 1956 and features some of the best playing by The Modern Jazz Quintet in their discography. The album's sessions took place between 1953 and 1955, mostly recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. All original tunes are by John Lewis, and the album also includes a few songs by Dizzy Gillespie and George & Ira Gershwin.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Blues At Carnegie Hall (1966) [1994, MFSL 24-Karat Gold, UDCD 596]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Blues At Carnegie Hall (1966) [1994, MFSL 24 K Gold, UDCD 596]
Jazz, Post Bop | EAC Rip | WavPack, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-300dpi (JPEG) | 41:23 Min | 236,25 Mb
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (USA) | Released: 1994-01-09 (1966-04-27)

Blues at Carnegie Hall is a live album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded at Carnegie Hall in 1966 at a benefit concert presented by The Manhattan School of Music and released on the Atlantic label.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Live At The Lighthouse (1967/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Live At The Lighthouse (1967/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:04 minutes | 1,59 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Live at the Lighthouse is an emotionally-charged live set featuring bold improvisations and new material from the historic quartet. The album bursts with vibraphonic innovations, rousing piano runs and bluesy moods. The seasoned players perform deeply moving renditions of “The Shadow Of Your Smile” and “What’s New.” Wonderfully spaced and perfectly timed, it is impossible not to be intrigued by this remarkable album.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Hi-Res Album Collection (Incomplete) [24bit/192kHz] Combined RE-UP

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Hi-Res Album Collection (1960-1975)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 360:15 minutes | ~ 14,2 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

The Modern Jazz Quartet was a jazz combo established in 1952 that played music influenced by classical, cool jazz, blues and bebop. The band performed over a forty-year span with only one personnel change. For the majority of their career the group comprised John Lewis (piano and musical director), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), Percy Heath (double bass) and Connie Kay (drums). The paradox of the MJQ's music-making was that each individual member could improvise with an exciting vibrancy while maintaining the precision and collectedness of a classical group.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Third Stream Music (1960) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Third Stream Music (1960) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
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© 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27307 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A seminal album that defined the fresh sound of a whole new generation in jazz – that "third stream" movement that was different from the cool jazz of the west coast, and the fire of New York! The style here follows that same mix of jazz and higher-concept elements you'd hear on other Modern Jazz Quartet albums for Atlantic – but the music is expanded here with some great help from outside parties too.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - At Music Inn Vol. 1 (1956) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - At Music Inn Vol. 1 (1956) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
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© 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27203 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

The first of two albums the Modern Jazz Quartet recorded at the Music Inn in Lenox, MS, this LP is highlighted by "Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess," "Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West," "A Morning in Paris," and "England's Carol" which is the MJQ's reworking of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen." Clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre sits in with the group successfully on three numbers; best is "Fun." This is a worthwhile outing that has not yet been reissued on CD.
The Modern Jazz Quartet And The Oscar Peterson Trio At The Opera House (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster}

The Modern Jazz Quartet And The Oscar Peterson Trio At The Opera House (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster}
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© 2013 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9945
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Third Stream

The Modern Jazz Quartet make a rare appearance on Verve Records in the 50s – splitting half the album here with the classic Oscar Peterson Trio! The live performance was recorded in Chicago, and definitely has the MJQ working in a looser vibe than on some of their late 50s recordings for Atlantic – a bit more open and swinging, in a Verve mode – with some of the bop inspiration that first showed up on their early Prestige recordings – as you'll hear on the cuts "Now's The Time", "Round Midnight", and "D&E Blues". The second half of the record features live material from Oscar Peterson's hip group with Herb Ellis on guitar and Ray Brown on bass – that great drum-less lineup that really lets Oscar take off on piano – on tunes that include "Big Fat Mama", "Should I Love You", "Indiana", and "Elevation".