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MJQ: 40 Years (Box Set)

The Modern Jazz Quartet

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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.


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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MJQ: 40 Years (Box Set), The Modern Jazz Quartet
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  • Partial Album
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop
  • Released: Oct 18, 2005

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