Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Modern Jazz Quartet|
Fortieth Anniversary Celebration
Genres: Jazz, Pop
While one might expect the MJQ's 40th anniversary to inspire another trip through their distinguished repertoire, this disc presents them in one of their other roles, as one of the greatest supporting casts in jazz history... more »
Listen to Samples
Amazon.com essential recording
While one might expect the MJQ's 40th anniversary to inspire another trip through their distinguished repertoire, this disc presents them in one of their other roles, as one of the greatest supporting casts in jazz history. The guests range from swing-era giants (Harry "Sweets" Edison and Illinois Jacquet) to veteran boppers (Phil Woods and Jimmy Heath) to postboppers (Freddie Hubbard) and neoboppers (Wynton and Branford Marsalis). What ties it all together is the superb foundation created by the MJQ. The group combines a gentle ambience with a deft, rhythmic precision, whatever the generation of the guests, developing a timeless, almost ethereal quality. Milt Jackson sounds especially inspired on his signature "Bag's Groove," given a fresh setting by Bobby McFerrin and the Take 6 vocal group. --Stuart Broomer
Similarly Requested CDs
A brilliant epoque culminates!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Joined by fellow-musicians such as Take 6, Branford Marsalis and Bobby McFerrin, this celebration-album offers a laid-back jazz that inspirez any jazz-lover to pay close attention to the old-style."