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Fortieth Anniversary Celebration
Modern Jazz Quartet
Fortieth Anniversary Celebration
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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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 »

      
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All Artists: Modern Jazz Quartet
Title: Fortieth Anniversary Celebration
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 2/22/1994
Release Date: 2/22/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Cool Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678253829, 075678253843, 075678253867, 081227308469

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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

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A brilliant epoque culminates!
10/28/1999
(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."