Modern Jazz Quartet Memoriam

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 - 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 - No Sun In Venice (1957) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - No Sun In Venice (1957) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 225 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 126 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27352 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream / Bop

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays No Sun in Venice (originally titled The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays One Never Knows: Original Film Score for "No Sun in Venice") is a soundtrack album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded in 1957 for Roger Vadim's No Sun in Venice and released on the Atlantic label. This recording has six John Lewis compositions that were used in the French film No Sun in Venice. The music is quite complex and disciplined, making this set of lesser interest to fans who prefer to hear Milt Jackson playing bebop-oriented blues. However the versatile group was perfect for this type of music and these thought-provoking performances reward repeated listenings.
Jazz Casual - Cannonball Adderley; Modern Jazz Quartet (2002)

Jazz Casual - Cannonball Adderley; Modern Jazz Quartet (2002)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 583 Mbps, 720 x 576 at 25.000 fps | Audio: MPEG Audio 2 channels at 224 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Idem | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 8 April 2002 | Runtime: 60 min. | 1,99 GB (DVD5)

Cannonball Adderley - One of the great alto saxophonists, Cannonball Adderley had an exuberant and happy sound that communicated immediately to listeners. His intelligent presentation of his music (often explaining what he and his musicians were going to play) helped make him one of the most popular of all jazzmen.
Adderley already had an established career as a high school band director in Florida when, during a 1955 visit to New York, he was persuaded to sit in with Oscar Pettiford's group at the Cafe Bohemia. His playing created such a sensation that he was soon signed to Savoy and persuaded to play jazz full-time in New York.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concert In Japan Vol. 2 (1966) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concert In Japan Vol. 2 (1966) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 260 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 98 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27455 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Features 24 bit digital remastering. An excellent Japanese performance from the Modern Jazz Quartet – and a set that was issued in a bit of a lull during their 60s American years for Atlantic Records – which makes it even more important as a key part of their catalog at the time! The 1966 date has the combo in fine form – and almost stepping out with a bit of added soulfulness, in ways that echo some of the styles that Milt Jackson was exploring on his own at the time, and which seem to be brought back to the group! Milt's vibes are wonderful – ringing out with a great sense of pride and presence that may well go beyond earlier MJQ material.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - At Music Inn. Volume 2 (1959) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - At Music Inn. Volume 2 (1959) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 271 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 90 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2013 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27153 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

The second volume of the Modern Jazz Quartet at the Music Inn was released in 1959, a year after its historic first volume with guest Jimmy Giuffre. The format on this set is similar, with pianist John Lewis, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Connie Kay moving through a gorgeous medley of standards to open including "Stardust," "I Can't Get Started," and "Lover Man," with beautiful and clever counterpoint between Lewis and Jackson on the melody lines. There are two of Lewis' originals here as well.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Complete Modern Jazz Quartet Prestige & Pablo Recordings [4CD BoxSet] (2003) [re-up]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Complete Modern Jazz Quartet Prestige & Pablo Recordings (2003) [4CD Box Set]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 1,44 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 665 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb
© 2003 Fantasy / Prestige / Pablo | 4PRCD 4438-2
Jazz / Bop / Cool

In typical Fantasy Records aplomb, this four-CD set collects the eight albums which the Modern Jazz Quartet either mentored or collaborated on during their tenure at the commencement and nadir of their reign as jazz's premier chamber ensemble. Beginning with the 1952 issue of Modern Jazz Quartet/Milt Jackson Quintet recording (the earlier Milt Jackson Quartet sides are not here for obvious reasons, as the band did not commence its fully developed form on them) featuring original drummer Kenny Clarke before Connie Kay replaced him, and ending with This One's For Basie in 1985; the association the MJQ had with Prestige was a monumental one.