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Jazz Legends: Modern Jazz Quartet

John Lewis piano | Milt Jackson vibraphone | Percy Heath bass | Connie Kay drums

John Lewis is famous for his interest in classical music and baroque forms led him to compose fugues for the MJQ. Alexander's Fugue is a great example of these compositions included in "Modern Jazz Quartet". Under Lewis's direction, the quartet formed its own niche by specialising in elegant, restrained music. Famous for their elegant presentation, the Modern Jazz Quartet was also one of the first small jazz combos to perform in concert halls rather than nightclubs.


Track List:

  1. Rockin‘ in Rhythm
  2. Echoes
  3. The Kansas City Bricks
  4. Django
  5. Summertime
  6. Backgroove    
  7. A Day in Dubrovnik
  8. Three Windows
  9. Alexander's Fugue
  10. Adagio from Concierto de Aranjues
  11. How high the moon 

Facts DVD

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Sound format
PCM Mono
Total running time
169 mins
Details running time
DVD 1: 114 mins; DVD 2: 55 mins
No. of discs
1962, 1987, 1992