Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Pyramid

This is a strong recording from the Modern Jazz Quartet, with inventive versions of John Lewis' "Vendome," Ray Brown's "Pyramid," Jim Hall's "Romaine," and Lewis' famous "Django," along with cooking jams on "How High the Moon" and "It Don't Mean a Thing." The MJQ had become a jazz institution by this time, but they never lost their creative edge, and their performances (even on the remakes) are quite stimulating, enthusiastic, and fresh.
Scott Yanow

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The Modern Jazz Quartet


1 Vendome (Lewis)  2:30
2 Pyramid (Blues for Junior) (Brown)  10:46
3 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Ellington, Mills)  5:02
4 Django* (Lewis)  5:23
5 How High the Moon (Hamilton, Lewis)  6:15
6 Romaine (Hall)  7:28

John Lewis - p
Milt Jackson - vb
Percy Heath - b
Connie Kay - dr

Recorded at  "Music Inn", Lenox, MA, August 22* & 25, 1959 [# 6] ; in New York City ; December 21, 1959 [# 2 & 3] ; & January 15, [# 1 & 5] ; 1960


Melanchthon said...

Quibus said...

Thank you so much, Sir! Pyramid is a fantastic album I used to own but got lost somehow.

Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks Melanchthon for all the jazz and very happy for your comeback...

deGallo said...

Thank you for a very nice upgrade.

celly said...


neil said...

Been living with the mp3s since 2007; so many thanks for the upgrade, mel...

danair said...

Thanks mel.

agustin massara said...


zurizuri said...

whats the p/w?

zurizuri said...

o nm got it :)