Modern Jazz Quartet Memoriam

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
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© 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.

Modern Jazz Quartet - 40 Years Of M.J.Q. (2006)  Music

Posted by Melaron at Sept. 10, 2011
Modern Jazz Quartet - 40 Years Of M.J.Q. (2006)

Modern Jazz Quartet - 40 Years Of M.J.Q. (2006)
DVD-5 | Runtime: 58 min. | 3,41 Gb | Copy: Untouched
Video: NTSC, MPEG Video at 5 588 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6 ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS at 755 Kbps, PCM 2 ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Jazz, Bop | Label: TDK UK LTD

On tour for their 40th Anniversary, the four jazz giants stopped in Stuttgart for the “Jazz Gipfel” 1992, where they were joined by the Arcata chamber orchestra, directed by Patrick Strub. As Pianist John Lewis’ compositions had long been influenced by his affinity for the so-called “Third Stream” between jazz and classical music, this seemed an apt celebration. The MJQ existed from 1952 to 1974, and again from 1981 to 1995. Over the years it took such deep root in the consciousness of jazz fans that, quite irrationally, one could believe in the immortality of its members. The past few years have proved us wrong: all four members of the quartet have died, the last was Percy Heath in 2005.
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 - 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]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 210 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 117 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 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.