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Modern Jazz Quartet (1957)
Modern Jazz Quartet
Modern Jazz Quartet (1957)
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #1

Originally issued on LP in 1957 on Atlantic Records. John Lewis himself said this was one of their best efforts. This album is available for the first time on CD. Remastered. Wounded Bird Records. 2002.

      
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All Artists: Modern Jazz Quartet
Title: Modern Jazz Quartet (1957)
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wounded Bird Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1957
Re-Release Date: 4/2/2002
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 664140126527

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Originally issued on LP in 1957 on Atlantic Records. John Lewis himself said this was one of their best efforts. This album is available for the first time on CD. Remastered. Wounded Bird Records. 2002.
 

CD Reviews

Great stuff
Joost Daalder | South Australia | 10/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These tracks were among the first of the MJQ to come my way when I was in my teens, and I still remember the overwhelming impression of a rare beauty they made on me. That beauty has not diminished with time. This is, I feel confident, the kind of music people will still enjoy centuries hence - among the best music of the twentieth century. The tone was always restrained, but never lifeless: the balance was very exact and satisfying. All of the musicians could swing hard when they chose to, but did so without wildness though with plenty of verve and intensity. The music was intelligent and inventive, but driven by plenty of emotion and sensitivity. Pianist Lewis was a most gifted composer and arranger as well as musician. Milt Jackson was among the greatest instrumentalists, on any instrument, of his generation. The other two were also among the best. The coherence achieved was extraordinary - never surpassed, and rarely if ever equalled. Even my parents enjoyed this music, and not because it is not jazz. It for the most part IS jazz, of a totally distinctive kind: there is no replacement, and you will not regret owning this and playing it frequently. - Joost Daalder"
100x-stars: A Great Disc.
Joost Daalder | 07/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"MJQ pianist John Lewis expressed great satisfaction with this disc: it's a well played, well recorded, classic set of MJQ's brand of chamber jazz. Really, this disc vies for top position: it just might be the MJQ's best CD. Good price $$; great sound. Can't go wrong."
The essence of the MJQ
Michael Maiman | San Mateo, CA United States | 09/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After having seen "Annie Get Your Gun" the other night at the local playhouse in San Mateo, I was surprised to discover that "They Say It's Wonderful" was from that 1946 show. I arrived home and reported immediately to the turntable to savor the 5-tune medley that I have listened to since I purchased this album (vinyl) in high school four decades ago). Lewis, Jackson, Kay and Heath never failed to please. The jazz is subtle, lyrical, and just plain beautiful. It's great to have the sounds preserved on CD and MP3! "They say that love is wonderful"...and so is this music."