Friday, June 7, 2013

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Fontessa

This LP has a particularly strong all-around set by the Modern Jazz Quartet. While John Lewis' "Versailles" and an 11-minute "Fontessa" show the seriousness of the group (and the influence of Western classical music), other pieces (such as "Bluesology," "Woody 'N You" and a pair of ballads) look toward the group's roots in bop and permit the band to swing hard.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/fontessa-mw0000201812

The Modern Jazz Quartet
Fontessa

Tracks

1 Versailles (Porte de Versailles) (Lewis)  3:24
2 Angel Eyes (Brent, Dennis)  3:51
3 Fontessa (Lewis)  11:14
4 Over the Rainbow (Arlen, Harburg)  3:54
5 Bluesology (Jackson)  5:05
6 Willow Weep for Me (Ronell)  4:49
7 Woodyn You (Gillespie)  4:25

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

Recorded in New York City ; January 22, 1956

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