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A must!

This album is an absolute must for any jazz fan. You will find yourself listening to this album over and over again. From beginning to end the European Concert delivers gem after gem.

One of the best

If the opening two tracks, "Django" and "Bluesology" don't knock you off your feet, I'd be very surprised. This is easily one of my favorite albums ever. It may be the only one that I don't get tired of. The only drawback for me is the quality of the recording. For a live show 50 years ago though, I guess it's not too bad at all.

Biography

Formed: 1952

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Pianist John Lewis, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Kenny Clarke first came together as the rhythm section of the 1946 Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra and they had occasional features that gave the overworked brass players a well-deserved rest. They next came together in 1951, recording as the Milt Jackson Quartet. In 1952, with Percy Heath taking Brown's place, the Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) became a permanent group. Other than Connie Kay succeeding Clarke in 1955, the...
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European Concert (Live), The Modern Jazz Quartet
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Hard Bop
  • Released: 1960

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