Monday, July 25, 2016

The Modern Jazz Quartet at Music Inn (Vol. 2, feat. Sonny Rollins)

The Modern Jazz Quartet with a very noteworthy addition — the great Sonny Rollins, whose work on this record really makes it a cut above the usual MJQ outing for Atlantic ! As on the quartet's previous Music Inn album with Jimmy Giuffre, the addition of a reed player really inflects their trademark sound with a new range of sounds and feelings and Rollins himself cuts back on the hardbop influences, and shows some great restraint in matching some of the group's more modern modes. Sonny only plays on 2 of the album's 6 tracks — but that's enough to open it up nicely — and on other numbers, the MJQ begin in their usual mellower mode, but then seem to step things up with more boppish inflections, almost anticipating Rollins' arrival on the last 2 numbers. Sonny plays on the tunes "Bag's Groove" and "Night In Tunisia" – and other titles include "Midsommer", "Festival Sketch", "Yardbird Suite", and an opening medley.
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Source :

The Modern Jazz
at Music Inn
Vol. 2
(Guest Artist Sonny Rollins)


1 Medley  8:17
a. Stardust (Carmichael, Parish)
b. I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin)
c. Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)
2 Yardbird Suite (Parker)  5:15
3 Midsömmer (Lewis)  7:03
4 Festival Sketch (Lewis)  3:43
5 Bag's Groove (Jackson)  8:35
6 Night in Tunisia (Gillespie, Paparelli)  6:57


Sonny Rollins - ts [# 5 & 6]
John Lewis - p
Milt Jackson - vb
Percy Heath - b
Connie Kay - dr

Recorded at "Music Inn", Lenox, MA ; August 3, 1958 [# 1-4] ; & same place as above ; August 31, 1958 [# 5-6]


Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks Melanchthon!

CrunchyFrog said...

very nice of you to share this. Never heard it before and very excited! Thanks so much.

Kneigh said...

Many thanx for this post, Melanchthon!! I had this album back in the '50's, but lost it in a bad fire many years ago. Sure great to hear it again!! Always been an MJQ fan!!

estravagario said...

Thank you very much Melanchthon!

Val said...

Thanx Mel.;)

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Jorge Rubén Sosa said...

Gracias Mel!!!!
Saludos desde la Patagonia Argentina.

neil said...

Yet another chance to upgrade; many thanks, mel...

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Great post! Thank you.

nlrp said...

...modern jazz quartet, ...great. Merci

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much

Fred Archtop said...

Superbe. Merci Mel.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you Mel! Wow. This ones looks fantastic. Sonny with the MJQ. Awesome!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You