The Modern Jazz Quartet broke up after the concert documented on this double CD. It would be nearly seven years before the group got back together again but it certainly went out on top. Mostly revisiting their greatest hits, the MJQ is heard on this two-fer playing inspired versions of such songs as "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise," "Bags' Groove," "Skating in Central Park," "Confirmation," "The Golden Striker," and, of course, "Django.
Recorded on November 25, 1974 at Avery Fisher (Philharmonic) Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, in a concert presented by Harold Leventhal. Tracks B2 & C4 taken from Roger Vadim's film 'No Sun In Venice'. This double vinyl release is pressed with side A and D on vinyl 1 and side B and C on vinyl 2.
Complete Last Concert. The Modern Jazz Quartet . The Complete Last Concert. If you are an MJQ fan, or just a jazz fan, this is a must have 2 CD set! This is, as the title says The Last Concert and was recorded in Germany at a concert there. The music is superb, from a much loved group, who have gone their own ways, who just thought the time had come to end the quartet.
Recorded at the Avery Fisher Hall in New York on November 25, 1974, The Modern Jazz Quartet comprised of vibraphonist Milt Jackson, bassist Percy Heath, pianist John Lewis and drummer Connie Kay are at their very best. Performing with their distinctive bebop, cool jazz and third-stream sound, a blend of jazz and classical influences, the quartet performs some of their greatest hits including Bags’ Groove, Summertime, A Night in Tunisia and Django. This audiophile recording by one of jazz’s finest small ensembles is an essential for any jazz collection.
The Modern Jazz Quartet (1957 album). The Modern Jazz Quartet is an album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded in 1957 and released on the Atlantic label.
The Modern Jazz Quartet broke up after the concert documented on this double CD.