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MJQ: 40 Years (Box Set)

The Modern Jazz Quartet

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Album Review

To celebrate The Modern Jazz Quartet's 40th anniversary as a group, Atlantic came out with an attractive four-CD box set that has selections (programmed in chronological order) that cover the group's long career. Most of the selections come from the Atlantic catalog although they have leased a few numbers owned by other labels and, with the exception of four songs from a Japanese concert and one previously unissued performance, all of the music is readily available elsewhere. But this well-conceived set serves as a perfect introduction for new listeners and as a fine retrospective of this important group's legacy. All of the best-known compositions are included and they find vibraphonist Milt Jackson, pianist John Lewis, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Connie Kay (along with a few notable guests) playing at their peak.

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MJQ: 40 Years

An outstanding album. I give it ten stars if I could. This album clearly shows the giftedness of the musicians. I never get tired of it. My teenage daughter was finally convinced that jazz equals her interest in classical music after listening to this album (music that I also enjoy very much). Should be in everyone's music library. The Docster

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Great compilation, however I'm dissapointed that it's a partial box set. I want the jazz ostinato track. Please try to make that available on iTunes.

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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  • Partial Album
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop
  • Released: Oct 23, 1991

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