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The Modern Jazz Quartet - At Birdland - SM 3785 - (Condition 90-95%) - Cover Good Condition - LP Record
The Modern Jazz Quartet - At Birdland - SM 3785 - (Condition 90-95%) - Cover Good Condition - LP Record
The Modern Jazz Quartet - At Birdland - SM 3785 - (Condition 90-95%) - Cover Good Condition - LP Record
The Modern Jazz Quartet - At Birdland - SM 3785 - (Condition 90-95%) - Cover Good Condition - LP Record
The Modern Jazz Quartet - At Birdland - SM 3785 - (Condition 90-95%) - Cover Good Condition - LP Record
The Modern Jazz Quartet - At Birdland - SM 3785 - (Condition 90-95%) - Cover Good Condition - LP Record
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The Modern Jazz Quartet - At Birdland - SM 3785 - (Condition 90-95%) - Cover Good Condition - LP Record

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. They recorded as the Milt Jackson Quartet in 1951 and Brown left the group, being replaced as bassist by Heath. During the early-to-mid-1950s they became the Modern Jazz Quartet, Lewis became the group's musical director, and they made several recordings with Prestige Records, including the original versions of their two best-known compositions, Lewis's "Django" and Jackson's Bags' Groove". Clarke left the group in 1955 and was replaced as drummer by Connie Kay, and in 1956 they moved to Atlantic Records and made their first tour to Europe.Under Lewis's direction, they carved their own niche by specializing in elegant, restrained music that used sophisticated counterpoint inspired by baroque music, yet nonetheless retained a strong blues feel. Noted for their elegant presentation, they were one of the first small jazz combos to perform in concert halls rather than nightclubs. They were initially active into the 1970s until Jackson quit in 1974 due to frustration with their finances and touring schedule, but reformed in 1981. They made their last released recordings in 1992 and 1993, by which time Kay had been having health issues and Mickey Roker had been his replacement drummer while Kay was unavailable. After Kay's death in 1994, the group operated on a semi-active basis, with Percy Heath's brother Albert Heath on drums until disbanding permanently in 1997.

Record Details

Title

The Modern Jazz Quartet - At Birdland - SM 3785

Lyrics

Haggart, Burke, Raye, DePaul, J. Lewis, Kern, Harbach, Gillespie, Brown & Jackson

Genre

Western Instrumental

Language

English

Releasing Year

1975

Made In

Italy

Label

Joker

Manufacture

SAAR s.r.l. Milano

Serial No.

SM 3785

Side One

  • What's New
  • I'll Remember April
  • Django

Side Two

  • Concorde

 

  • Yesterdays

 

  • One Bass Hit

 

  • Bags' Groove

Specification

Size

12 Inches

Speed

33 RPM

Record Condition

90-95%

Cover Condition

Good

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Lyrics
Lyrics - 1Haggart
Lyrics - 2Burke
Lyrics - 3Raye
Lyrics - 4DePaul
Lyrics - 5J. Lewis
Lyrics - 6Kern
Lyrics - 7Harbach
Lyrics - 8Gillespie
Lyrics - 9Brown
Lyrics - 10Jackson
Record Details
GenreWestern Instrumental
LabelJoker
LanguageEnglish
Releasing Year1975
Size12 Inches
Speed33 RPM
Songs
Side1 - Song1What's New
Side1 - Song2I'll Remember April
Side1 - Song3Django
Side2 - Song1Concorde
Side2 - Song2Yesterdays
Side2 - Song3One Bass Hit
Side2 - Song4Bags' Groove