Modern Jazz - The Club 10 Dec 1982 mp3 album
The Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) was a jazz combo established in 1952 that played music influenced by classical, cool jazz, blues and bebop. For most of its history the Quartet consisted of John Lewis (piano), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), Percy Heath (double bass), and Connie Kay (drums). The group grew out of the rhythm section of Dizzy Gillespie's big band from 1946 to 1948, which consisted of Lewis and Jackson along with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Kenny Clarke.
With album sales dwindling and large-scale jazz tours a thing of the past, it is refreshing to hear Nels Cline put forth this effort to revitalize an era of jazz gone by. With a string section, full horn section and even a harp (!), Cline assembled a stellar team of musicians to convey an album that, at first listen, sounds like it could have been made 60 years ago. For those familiar with Cline’s work, this album may confound. He is known for his blistering free jazz explorations, but on this album we get to hear him put out an offering of orchestral jazz. It is amazing to hear such a master.
Discs Three and Four represent four Pablo albums: The Reunion at Budokan in 1981, Together Again at Montreux Jazz in 1982, Echoes from 1984, and finally, This One's For Basie. These sides offer a much more mannered and ritualistic side of MJQ, one that had its critics but nonetheless swung hard and took chances, particularly in their live encounters.
Modern Jazz Quartet: все альбомы, включая The Early Years 1952-56, A Morning in Paris, Original Jazz Movie Soundtracks, Vol. 9 и другие. 2014 Jazz Club Collection. Live in Paris, Vol. 2. Modern Jazz Quartet. 2013 Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1953.