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Modern Jazz Quartet
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. Atlantic. 2007.


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All Artists: Modern Jazz Quartet
Title: Pyramid
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075678134029


Album Description
Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. Atlantic. 2007.

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A very fine record
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is another very fine record by the incomparable group MJQ. As usual they play with great swing and wonderful taste. However, I think there are even finer MJQ records, notably Odds against to-morrow, Modern Jazz Quartet (Atlantic), Fontessa (Atlantic) or European Concert (Atlantic)."
Mellow beauty, perfect for a certain mood or time of life...
William E. Adams | Midland, Texas USA | 12/18/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this on LP when I was in high school, trying to be hip like Hugh Hefner, or at least my best friend, Bob Ewaskiewicz. It kept me company during many lonely and dateless hours between 11th grade and the end of my first year of college. It is not the absolute best MJQ release, but it is very typical of their studio work when just the four of them performed without a guest with a horn like Paul Desmond or Sonny Rollins. Gently swinging, but overall a quiet, studious mood prevails. I wasn't old enough or smart enough back in the early 60's to appreciate the artistry revealed on this disc, yet I liked it a lot. I can still recall how sad I felt giving that record away when I packed up all I owned, to be stored during a two-year stint in the Army. "It Don't Mean a Thing..." and "How High the Moon" are the highlights for the casual listener, but the John Lewis originals like "Django" are where the genius is found. As an introduction to MJQ, I think the Rollins or Desmond collaborations are better, or the "Odds Against Tomorrow" film score. But "Pyramid" is a good second exposure, and will always have a place in my heart for the peace it provided a late-blooming and troubled teen."
A Milestone Album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris | ny | 06/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Such artists were known a lot for their ALBUMS, like Dave Brubeck, AHmad Jamal, Ramsey Lewis Trio, MIles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, and the Modern Jazz Quartet. The artists mentioned above all have trademark album covers and material on them. For the mjq, this was a common thing. Albums like Django, Concorde, and Fontessa are all trademark albums, and constantly appear in jazz lists and discographies. This album was one of them. All though this album has a lot of "re do's" like Django, and Dont Mean A Swing, we were all introduced to Vendome. And all though, you might of heard of Pyramid before the date of the session of this album, it was not done in an established and well-formed arrangement like this. This album is great. Each man delivered something. John Lewis gave his light, but blues influenced block chord playing, Milt Jackson soulfully strutted his things, Percy Heath delivered rich and fufilling bass lines, and Connie Kay added his light and dynamic drumming to fit the MJQ. This is one of the top five best mjq recordings ever."