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The Modern Jazz Quartet - More From The Last Concert (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27938}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - More From The Last Concert (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27938}
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Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

More material from the famous Last Concert record from the MJQ – not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic Records, with a sublime focus on that unique sound that no other group like this could match.
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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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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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 - 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]
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© 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.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Modern Jazz Quartet (1957) {2012 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Modern Jazz Quartet (1957) {2012 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
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© 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27103 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. One of the first Modern Jazz Quartet albums on Atlantic – a 1957 set that finds the crew in one of their freshest periods – laying down their soon-to-be trademark style in a fashion that warrants the self-titled tag! The set kicks off with a stellar medley of standards, all given the tight MJQ touch! The crew strolls through "They Say It's Wonderful", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Body And Soul" and more in that 10 minute stretch. Other album highlights include the drum-heavy "La Ronde", a sweet reading of "Night In Tunisia", "Baden Baden", "Bag's Groove" and "Yesterdays".
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concert In Japan Vol.1 (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27454}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concert In Japan Vol.1 (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27454}
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© 1966, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27454 | 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 - Django (1955) {Japan SHM-CD}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 24, 2018
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (1955) {Japan SHM-CD}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (1955) {Japan SHM-CD}
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Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool

Hailing from a trio of Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) sessions, Django (1955) contains some of the earliest sides that Milt Jackson (vibraphone), John Lewis (piano), Percy Heath (bass) and Kenny Clarke (drums) recorded for Prestige Records. Initially, the combo was part of Dizzy Gillespie's influential backing band and after a change in drummers (to Connie Kay), they continued as one of the more sophisticated aggregates of the post-bop era. The album commences with Lewis' sublime and serene title track "Django," dedicated to the memory of guitarist extraordinaire Django Reinhardt. This musical paean aptly recaptures the essence of Reinhardt's enigmatic gypsy-like nature, especially evident within Jackson's leads, which emerge from the thoughtful opening dirge with a refined, warm tone throughout.

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Sheriff (1964) {Atlantic}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 16, 2018
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Sheriff (1964) {Atlantic}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Sheriff (1964) {Atlantic}
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Genre: Cool, Hard Bop

Recorded in 1963, The Sheriff features the Modern Jazz Quartet in fine swinging form. The program is not as sharply focused as on some of the earlier Atlantic releases, but it is compelling nonetheless. There are four originals by pianist John Lewis, including the fleeting, bluesy title cut, and the moody, spacious "In a Crowd," – originally composed for the 1961 film A Milanese Story. Its stepped-up time signature and series of phrases played by Milt Jackson grounds the tune in blues, but Lewis' solo feels more like a solo trumpet breezing through the center. The set includes Heitor Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasileiras," a classical piece the quartet first performed with guitarist Laurindo Almeida. Bassist Percy Heath is stellar here, playing both arco and pizzicato and alternately moving the work forward with deftness and precision. Lewis and Jackson engage in gorgeous counterpoint throughout.

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Lonely Woman (1962) {Atlantic}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 16, 2018
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Lonely Woman (1962) {Atlantic}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Lonely Woman (1962) {Atlantic}
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Genre: Cool, Hard Bop

Having sponsored Ornette Coleman at the School of Jazz near Lennox, MA, pianist and composer John Lewis helped launch the controversial career of one of the last great innovators in jazz. Lewis' support of the ragtag Texas native was somewhat unique in jazz circles at the time and even surprising, especially considering the gulf between the classical jazz formality of his group the Modern Jazz Quartet and Coleman's radical notions of free improvisation. Nevertheless, Lewis not only saw in Coleman the first jazz genius since bebop's Parker, Gillespie, and Monk, but put pay to the praise with the MJQ's 1962 rendition of one of Coleman's most famous numbers, "Lonely Woman." (Along with Art Pepper's 1960 version of "Tears Inside," this was one of the earliest of Coleman covers done.)
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concert In Japan Vol.2 (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27455}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concert In Japan Vol.2 (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27455}
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© 1966, 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.