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Modern Jazz Quartet

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 10 March 2013

As part of Radio 3's Baroque Spring, Geoffrey Smith explores the distinctive art of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Their classically trained music director, John Lewis, expanded the expressive range of jazz with his love of counterpoint, delicate textures and repertoire based on 18th-century European traditions.

Music Played

11 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    The Modern Jazz Quartet Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise

    Composer: Hammerstein, Romberg Performers: John Lewis, p; Milt Jackson, vib; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. 1955

    Concorde, Prestige, OJCCD0022 (1); Tr.5 (extract, 00

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    The Modern Jazz Quartet Vendome

    Composer: Lewis Performers: John Lewis, p; Milt Jackson, vib; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. 1960

    Pyramid, Atlantic Masters, 01227 3679-2. Tr.1 (2.29)

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    The Modern Jazz Quartet Concorde

    Composer: Lewis Performers: John Lewis, p; Milt Jackson, vib; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. 1955

    Concorde, Prestige, OJCCD0022 (1); Tr.6 (3.38)

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    The Modern Jazz Quartet Bluesology

    Composer: Jackson Performers: John Lewis, p; Milt Jackson, v; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. 22 January 1956

    Four Classic Albums, Avid, AMSC 945. D2, Tr.5 (5.04)

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    The Modern Jazz Quartet Over the Rainbow

    Composer: Arlen, Harburg Performers: John Lewis, p; Milt Jackson, v; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. 22 January 1956

    Four Classic Albums, Avid, AMSC 945. D2, Tr. 4 (3.51)

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    John Lewis Little David's Fugue

    Composer: Lewis Performers: John Lewis, p; J.J. Johnson, tb; Lucky Thompson, ts; Aaron Sachs, cl; James Politis, fl; Manuel Zegler, bassoon, Gunther Schuller, French horn; James Putnam, harp; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. 14 March 1955

    Four Classic Albums Plus, Avid, AMSC 976. D2, Tr.11 (5.34)

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    John Lewis John Lewis - The Golden Striker

    Composer: Lewis Performers: John Lewis, p; Gunther Schuller, Albert Richman, Ray Alonge, John Barrows, french horns; Melvyn Broiles, Bernie Glow, Alan Kiger, Joe Wilder, t’ Dick Hixson, David Baker, tb; Harvey Phillips, tube; George Duvivier, b; Connie Kay, d.

    The Golden Striker, London, TZ-K 15218. S2/1-2 (5.12)

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    The Modern Jazz Quartet Versailles

    Composer: Lewis Performers: John Lewis, p; Milt Jackson, v; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. 22 January 1956

    Four Classic Albums, Avid, AMSC 945. D2, Tr.1 (3.22)

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    The Modern Jazz Quartet Tears from the Children

    Composer: Lewis Performers: John Lewis, harpsichord; Milt Jackson, vib; Percy Heath, bass; Connie Kay, d. November 1973

    Blues on Bach, Atlantic, 7813932 (1); Tr.9 (4.22)

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    The Modern Jazz Quartet Piazza Navona

    Composer: Lewis Performers: John Lewis, p; Milt Jackson, vib, Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. 1960

    The Comedy, Atlantic, SD 1390. S2/5 (5.05)

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    The Modern Jazz Quartet Fontessa

    Composer: Lewis Performers: John Lewis, p; Milt Jackson, v; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d. 22 January 1956

    Four Classic Albums, Avid, AMSC 945. D2, Tr. 3 (11.12)

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