Swedish Schnapps (The Genius of Charlie Parker, volume 8) (MG V-8010) is a Charlie Parker compilation album, released by Verve Records, compiling recordings made by two different groups, on two different dates in 1951. The [More]
Track listing: 1 Wee Dot (Blues For Some Bones) (J.J. Johnson) 14:21 2 Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael/Mitchell Parish) 4:53 3 Move (Denzil Best) 6:52 4 I’ll Remember (April Gene DePaul/Patricia Johnston/Don Raye) 11:11 5 Now’s The [More]
Place Vendôme  is an album released by the Swingle Singers performing with The Modern Jazz Quartet. The album was a 1967 Grammy award nominee. Track listing: “Sascha” (Little David’s Fugue) (John Lewis) – 4:18 “Orchestral [More]
Miles Davis Quartet (PRLP 161) is a 10 inch LP album by Miles Davis, released in 1954 by Prestige Records. Track listing: Side one 1. “When Lights Are Low” Benny Carter, Spencer Williams 3:24 2. [More]
The MJQ made thеіr аnnuаl Chrіѕtmаѕ gіg аt New Yоrk’ѕ Tоwn Hаll оnе уеаr, аnd whо ѕhоuld ѕhоw uр аftеr іntеrmіѕѕіоn but Paul Dеѕmоnd, who wоuld hаrdlу brіng himself to рlау wіth anyone іn thоѕе [More]
Track listing: A1 Blues For Some Bones (14:21) Written by – Mingus A2 Stardust Written by – Carmichael (4:50) B1 Move Written by– Best (6:40) B3 I’ll Remember April (11:15) Written by – Raye, Paul [More]
This album is certain to be placed in the MJQ section of any shop that carries it. In reality though, only four of the cuts here feature the permanent, stand-alone, 1952-vintage Modern Jazz Quartet; the [More]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: This Atlantic release has some unusual performances by the Modern Jazz Quartet. Two selections (“Da Capo” and “Fine”) combine the MJQ, which is comprised of vibraphonist Milt Jackson, pianist John [More]
J. J. Johnson’s Jazz Quintets is a studio album by jazz trombonist J. J. Johnson, released by Savoy Records, containing material from three different recording sessions in 1946, 1947 and 1949. Material from the first [More]
Grand Encounter (subtitled 2° East / 3° West) is an album by pianist and composer John Lewis with saxophonist Bill Perkins, guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Chico Hamilton recorded for the Pacific [More]