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


The Modern Jazz Quartet - At Birdland - SM 3785


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


Western Instrumental



Releasing Year


Made In





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



12 Inches


33 RPM

Record Condition


Cover Condition


Lyrics - 1 Haggart
Lyrics - 2 Burke
Lyrics - 3 Raye
Lyrics - 4 DePaul
Lyrics - 5 J. Lewis
Lyrics - 6 Kern
Lyrics - 7 Harbach
Lyrics - 8 Gillespie
Lyrics - 9 Brown
Lyrics - 10 Jackson
Record Details
Genre Western Instrumental
Label Joker
Language English
Releasing Year 1975
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Side1 - Song1 What's New
Side1 - Song2 I'll Remember April
Side1 - Song3 Django
Side2 - Song1 Concorde
Side2 - Song2 Yesterdays
Side2 - Song3 One Bass Hit
Side2 - Song4 Bags' Groove

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

  • Brand: Joker
  • Product Code: SM 3785
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Rs.1,800.00

  • Ex Tax: Rs.1,800.00

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