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Legendary Profile
Modern Jazz Quartet
Legendary Profile
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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CD reissue of this 1972 album, released 20 years after the band's formation. The Modern Jazz Quartet has been one of the leaders in the Jazz field for decades, from the '50s through the '90s. This release features great so...  more »

      
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All Artists: Modern Jazz Quartet
Title: Legendary Profile
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wounded Bird Records
Release Date: 3/17/2009
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Cool Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 664140062320

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CD reissue of this 1972 album, released 20 years after the band's formation. The Modern Jazz Quartet has been one of the leaders in the Jazz field for decades, from the '50s through the '90s. This release features great songs and performances by this one-of-a-kind band featuring Milt Jackson, John Lewis, Percy Heath and Connie Kay.

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CD Reviews

My Favorite MJQ
Fabrisse | Dorchester, MA United States | 08/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My father is a jazz fan and the first music I remember listening to was jazz. In my late teens, my own tastes began to form and I discovered his Modern Jazz Quartet albums. The first time I really listened to "No Sun in Venice" I realized that I'd finally found *my* music. From the time I turned 17 until I was 21 my Dad got MJQ albums for Christmas and Birthday and I got to listen to them. Somewhere in there my first boyfriend gave me "Legendary Profile" and I fell in love with both the him and the album. The title cut is, in my opinion, the best recording MJQ ever made. Anyone who says that cool jazz lacks passion needs to hear that piece, it's lush and sensual, and starkly intellectual all at the same time. There is nothing sweeter or more poignant and I'm relieved to finally find it on CD. Maybe I'll get a copy for Dad too."
The return of a classic
david phelps | marina del rey, ca. USA | 07/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been an MJQ fan since the early 1960's, starting with Fontessa and both Music Inn's. I owned The Legendary Profile from its original release. I have been waiting for 15 years for its release as a CD. At long last.
This CD combines some of the MJQ's most melodic selections with some of their swingingest work. I heartily recommend it for all MJQ fans and to those who have heard of them and just haven't gotten around to owning MJQ."