The Modern Jazz Quartet

Formed 1952. Disbanded 1993
The Modern Jazz Quartet
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The Modern Jazz Quartet

The Modern Jazz Quartet Biography (Wikipedia)

The Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) was a jazz combo established in 1952 that played music influenced by classical, cool jazz, blues and bebop. For most of its history the Quartet consisted of John Lewis (piano), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), Percy Heath (double bass), and Connie Kay (drums). The group grew out of the rhythm section of Dizzy Gillespie's big band from 1946 to 1948, which consisted of Lewis and Jackson along with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Kenny Clarke. They recorded as the Milt Jackson Quartet in 1951 and Brown left the group, being replaced as bassist by Heath. During the early-to-mid-1950s they became the Modern Jazz Quartet, Lewis became the group's musical director, and they made several recordings with Prestige Records, including the original versions of their two best-known compositions, Lewis's "Django" and Jackson's Bags' Groove". Clarke left the group in 1955 and was replaced as drummer by Connie Kay, and in 1956 they moved to Atlantic Records and made their first tour to Europe.

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Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
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Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
George Gershwin
Summertime
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Summertime
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Dilemma
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Dilemma
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England's Carol
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England's Carol
John Lewis
England's Carol
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England's Carol
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Delauney's Dilemma
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Delauney's Dilemma
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Variation No 1 On God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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Variation No 1 On God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
George Gershwin
But not for me (Girl Crazy)
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But not for me (Girl Crazy)
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Autumn Medley
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Autumn Medley
Heitor Villa‐Lobos
Bachianas Brasileiras
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Bachianas Brasileiras
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Autumn In New York
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Autumn In New York
Johann Sebastian Bach
Fugue in A minor, BWV.947
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Fugue in A minor, BWV.947
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Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
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Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
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The Golden Striker
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The Golden Striker
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Johann Sebastian Bach
Blues In C Minor
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Blues In C Minor
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Blues In C Minor
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Blues In C Minor
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Three Windows
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Three Windows
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One Never Knows
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One Never Knows
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Angel Eyes
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Angel Eyes
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A Night In Tunisia
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A Night In Tunisia
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Venice
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Venice
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I'll Remember April
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I'll Remember April
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Bluesology
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Bluesology
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It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
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It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
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Skating In Central Park
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Skating In Central Park
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Jack The Bear
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Jack The Bear
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Skating in Central Park
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Skating in Central Park
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Bag's Groove
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Bag's Groove
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Pyramid
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Pyramid
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Animal Dance
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Animal Dance
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Woodyn You
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Woodyn You
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Vendome
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Vendome
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Django
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Django
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Confirmation
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Confirmation
John Lewis & The Modern Jazz Quartet
A Fugue for Music Inn
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A Fugue for Music Inn
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A Night In Tunisia
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A Night In Tunisia
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England's Carole (Got Rest You Merry, Gentlemen)
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England's Carole (Got Rest You Merry, Gentlemen)
J.J. Johnson
Sonnet For Brass
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Sonnet For Brass
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Lonely Woman
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Lonely Woman
Gunther Schuller
Concertino for Jazz Quartet and Orchestra (3rd mvt)
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Concertino for Jazz Quartet and Orchestra (3rd mvt)
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Ralph's New Blues
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Ralph's New Blues
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