The Modern Jazz Quartet
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1952
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The Modern Jazz Quartet was a jazz combo established in 1952 that played a style of jazz influenced by classical music, cool jazz, blues and bebop. The band performed over a forty-year span with only one personnel change. Under John ...

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The Modern Jazz Quartet
Over the Rainbow
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Over the Rainbow Over the Rainbow Over the Rainbow Over the Rainbow
Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, Connie Kay, John Lewis, The Modern Jazz Quartet & The Modern Jazz Quartet
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
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Softly As In A Morning Sunrise Softly As In A Morning Sunrise Softly As In A Morning Sunrise Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, John Lewis & The Modern Jazz Quartet
The Queen's Fancy
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The Queen's Fancy The Queen's Fancy The Queen's Fancy The Queen's Fancy
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Vendome
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Vendome Vendome Vendome Vendome
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Walkin' Stomp
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Walkin' Stomp Walkin' Stomp Walkin' Stomp Walkin' Stomp
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (England's Carol)
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (England's Carol) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (England's Carol) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (England's Carol) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (England's Carol)
Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, Connie Kay, John Lewis & The Modern Jazz Quartet
Summertime
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Summertime Summertime Summertime Summertime
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Bag's Groove
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Bag's Groove Bag's Groove Bag's Groove Bag's Groove
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Bluesology
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Bluesology Bluesology Bluesology Bluesology
Milt Jackson, The Modern Jazz Quartet, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Percy Heath, Connie Kay & John Lewis
The Golden Striker
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The Golden Striker The Golden Striker The Golden Striker The Golden Striker
John Lewis, The Modern Jazz Quartet & Beaux Arts String Quartet
Sketch
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Sketch Sketch Sketch Sketch
The Modern Jazz Quartet & John Lewis
England's Carol (feat. John Lewis)
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England's Carol (feat. John Lewis) England's Carol (feat. John Lewis) England's Carol (feat. John Lewis) England's Carol (feat. John Lewis)
Milt Jackson, vib; John Lewis, p; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. 28 Aug 1956. & The Modern Jazz Quartet
3 degrees East 2 degrees West
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3 degrees East 2 degrees West 3 degrees East 2 degrees West 3 degrees East 2 degrees West 3 degrees East 2 degrees West

3 degrees East 2 degrees West

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Milt Jackson, vib; John Lewis, p; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. 28 Aug 1956. & The Modern Jazz Quartet
Sonny Rollins ts; John Lewis, p; Milt Jackson, vib; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. August 1958 & The Modern Jazz Quartet
A Night in Tunisia
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A Night in Tunisia A Night in Tunisia A Night in Tunisia A Night in Tunisia

A Night in Tunisia

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Sonny Rollins ts; John Lewis, p; Milt Jackson, vib; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. August 1958 & The Modern Jazz Quartet
John Lewis
The Golden striker from No sun in Venice
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The Golden striker from No sun in Venice The Golden striker from No sun in Venice The Golden striker from No sun in Venice The Golden striker from No sun in Venice
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Blues In A Minor
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Blues In A Minor Blues In A Minor Blues In A Minor Blues In A Minor
The Modern Jazz Quartet & Milt Jackson, vb; John Lewis, p; Percy heath, b; Connie Kay, d. 4 April 1957.
The Golden Striker
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The Golden Striker The Golden Striker The Golden Striker The Golden Striker
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Django
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Django Django Django Django
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Bess, Oh Where's My Bess
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Bess, Oh Where's My Bess Bess, Oh Where's My Bess Bess, Oh Where's My Bess Bess, Oh Where's My Bess
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Queen's Fancy
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Queen's Fancy Queen's Fancy Queen's Fancy Queen's Fancy
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Fontessa
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Fontessa Fontessa Fontessa Fontessa
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Piazza Navona
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Piazza Navona Piazza Navona Piazza Navona Piazza Navona
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Tears from the Children
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Tears from the Children Tears from the Children Tears from the Children Tears from the Children
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Versailles
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Versailles Versailles Versailles Versailles
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Concorde
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Concorde Concorde Concorde Concorde
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Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
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Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
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All The Things You Are
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All The Things You Are All The Things You Are All The Things You Are All The Things You Are
The Modern Jazz Quartet
Limehouse Blues
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Limehouse Blues Limehouse Blues Limehouse Blues Limehouse Blues
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Autumn in New York
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Autumn in New York Autumn in New York Autumn in New York Autumn in New York
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The Sheriff
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The Sheriff The Sheriff The Sheriff The Sheriff
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The Rose Truc
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The Rose Truc The Rose Truc The Rose Truc The Rose Truc
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Nature Boy
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Nature Boy Nature Boy Nature Boy Nature Boy
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Delauney's Dilemma
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Delauney's Dilemma Delauney's Dilemma Delauney's Dilemma Delauney's Dilemma
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Biography

The Modern Jazz Quartet was a jazz combo established in 1952 that played a style of jazz influenced by classical music, cool jazz, blues and bebop. The band performed over a forty-year span with only one personnel change. Under John Lewis's leadership they carved their own niche by specializing in elegant, restrained music that used sophisticated counterpoint yet nonetheless retained a strong blues feel. John Lewis firmly believed that J.S. Bach and the blues were compatible, combining classical form with jazz improvisation and polyphony. The band was also noted for its ability to play alongside a variety of other groups. For the majority of their career the group comprised John Lewis (piano and musical director), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), Percy Heath (double bass) and Connie Kay (drums). Initially active into the 1970s, until Jackson quit due to creative disagreement and frustration with their busy touring schedule, the MJQ reformed intermittently into the 1990s.

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