The Modern Jazz Quartet & Guests ‎– Third Stream Music (Full Album)

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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 Lewis, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Connie Kay, with the Jimmy Giuffre 3 (Giuffre on clarinet and tenor, with guitarist Jim Hall and bassist Ralph Pena) on “Exposure”; six chamber classical musicians add color, and a pair of other numbers (“Conversation” and the very successful “Sketch”) match the MJQ with the Beaux Arts String Quartet. There is plenty of thought-provoking music on this disc even if the idea of creating a third stream between jazz and classical music never came to pass.

Track listing:

A1 Da Capo

Bass – Ralph Pena,

Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Jimmy Giuffre

Guitar – Jim Hall

Written-By – John Lewis 

3:38
A2 Fine

Bass – Ralph Pena

Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Jimmy Giuffre

Guitar – Jim Hall

Written-By – Jimmy Giuffre

6:06
A3 Exposure

Bassoon – Many Zegler

Clarinet – William McColl

Flute – Bob Di Domenica

French Horn – Paul Ingraham

Harp – Betty Glamann

Written-By – John Lewis 

9:43
B1 Sketch

Viola – Carl Eberl

Violin [1st] – Gerald Tarack

Violin [2nd] – Alan Martin

Written-By – John Lewis 

5:30
B2 Conversation

Viola – Carl Eberl

Violin [1st] – Gerald Tarack

Violin [2nd] – Alan Martin

Written-By – Gunther Schuller

10:39

Personnel:
Bass – Percy Heath
Cello – Joe Tekula (tracks: A3 to B2)
Conductor – Gunther Schuller (tracks: A3 to B2)
Drums – Connie Kay
Piano – John Lewis (2)
Producer [Supervision] – Nesuhi Ertegun
Sleeve Notes – John S. Wilson, Max Harrison
Vibraphone [Vibraharp] – Milt Jackson

Label:
Atlantic ‎– SD 1345
Released: 1960

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