Modern Jazz Quartet, The

Django (38087)

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Django

Modern Jazz Quartet, The

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JIM 154426

38087

JAZZ

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CD 8,26 €

3 PANNEL DIGIPACK EDITION
5 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

2 ORIGINAL ALBUMS ON 1 CD

Django (Prestige P-7057) contains some of the earliest sides that the first edition of the Modern Jazz Quartet (consisting of Milt Jackson, John Lewis, Percy Heath, and Kenny Clarke) recorded for Prestige Records. Initially, the combo was part of Dizzy Gillespie’s influential backing band and after a change in drummers (to Connie Kay), they continued as one of the most sophisticated exponents of the post-bop era. The album presents the first version of Lewis’ classic ballad “Django”, which would become a standard. The tune was dedicated to the memory of the extraordinary guitarist Django Reinhardt, who had unexpectedly died in 1953. The complete LP Pyramid (Atlantic SD-1325), featuring the classic formation of the MJQ with Connie Kay on drums – and including another version of “Django” – has been added here as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

MILT JACKSON, vibes
JOHN LEWIS, piano
PERCY HEATH, bass
KENNY CLARKE, drums

New Jersey & New York, June 1953-January 1955.

(*) BONUS ALBUM: PYRAMID
JOHN LEWIS, piano; MILT JACKSON, vibes;
PERCY HEATH, bass; CONNIE KAY, drums.

Massachusetts, August-December 1959.

TRACKS:

01 DJANGO
02 ONE BASS HIT
03 LA RONDE SUITE:
a) Piano / b) Bass / c) Vibes / d) Drums
04 DELAUNAY’S DILEMMA
05 AUTUMN IN NEW YORK
06 THE QUEEN’S FANCY
07 BUT NOT FOR ME
08 MILANO
09 VENDOME (*)
10 PYRAMID (*)
11 IT DON’T MEAN A THING (*)
12 DJANGO [1959 version] (*)
13 HOW HIGH THE MOON (*)
14 ROMAINE (*)

TOTAL TIME: 75:33 Min.