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The Modern Jazz Quartet

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Biography:
Years Active: 1946–1974, 1981–1993
Genres: Jazz

The Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) was an influential music group established in 1952 and for most of their long career composed of John Lewis (piano, musical director), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), Percy Heath (double bass), and Connie Kay (drums). Initially a side project for personnel from trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's hard-swinging big band, The Modern Jazz Quartet became a full-time endeavor and one of the more prominent jazz bands of the post-WWII era. Under Lewis's leadership they carved their own niche by specializing in an elegant, restrained music (touching on bebop, cool jazz, third stream and classical music) that used sophisticated counterpoint, yet nonetheless retained a strong blues fe...

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Albums:

Dedicated To Connie

The Modern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn Vol. 1 (…

The Modern Jazz Quartet (Recorded Germany 195…

'round Midnight

The Comedy + Lonely Woman

Eight Classic Albums

Q.T. Hush (Johnny Kitchen Presents The Modern…

At Music Inn

Plays For Lovers (Bonus Track Version)

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