This LP has a particularly strong all-around set by the Modern Jazz Quartet. While John Lewis' "Versailles" and an 11-minute "Fontessa" show the seriousness of the group (and the influence of Western classical music), other pieces (such as "Bluesology," "Woody 'N You" and a pair of ballads) look toward the group's roots in bop and permit the band to swing hard.
JOHN LEWIS, piano MILT JACKSON, vibes PERCY HEATHM bass CONNIE KAY, drums
New York, January 22, 1956.
01. Versailles (Porte De Versailles) 02. Angel Eyes 03. Fontessa
01. Over The Rainbow 02. Bluesology 03. Willow Weep For Me 04. Woodyn You