DJango (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)
The Modern Jazz Quartet
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||Django||The Modern Jazz Quartet||7:04||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||One Bass Hit||The Modern Jazz Quartet||3:00||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||La Ronde Suite||The Modern Jazz Quartet||9:32||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Queen's Fancy||The Modern Jazz Quartet||3:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Delaunay's Dilemma||The Modern Jazz Quartet||4:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Autumn In New York||The Modern Jazz Quartet||3:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||But Not For Me||The Modern Jazz Quartet||3:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Milano||The Modern Jazz Quartet||4:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Filling our heads with images of sharp suits and swank cocktail parties, this 1955 release from The Modern Jazz Quartet is cool jazz at its best. From Milt Jackson's tinkling vibraphone on pianist John Lewis' sublime title track to the nimbly frenetic epic "La Ronde Suite"—in which the players hand off solos to one another with almost magical agility—these guys are as sophisticated as it gets when it comes to post-bop. They're even lovably playful on tunes like the bouncy "One Bass Hit."
MJQ's Finest Work
Milt Jackson on vibe, Percy Heath on bass, John Lewis on Piano, Kenny Clarke on drums... what's not to like. This is the Jazz classic that turned me into a JazzAholic! & not that long ago, it was remastered, bringing out every note, perfect as it was tracked way back in 1953, 54, 55 & finally released on 1956. fifty years later Rudy Van Gelder gives it the digital rebirth it deserves. Check it out. & Hey(!) don't you mind that iTunes popularity bar... This album was meant to be played from beginning to end, with a bottle of wine, candle lit room, holding hands, while you smile & tap your feet... Go ahead, I dare you to try it. You'll see...
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s