The Modern Jazz Quartet The Modern Jazz Quartet (1957)

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Modern Jazz Quartet (1957) {2012 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Modern Jazz Quartet (1957) {2012 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 272 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
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© 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27103 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. One of the first Modern Jazz Quartet albums on Atlantic – a 1957 set that finds the crew in one of their freshest periods – laying down their soon-to-be trademark style in a fashion that warrants the self-titled tag! The set kicks off with a stellar medley of standards, all given the tight MJQ touch! The crew strolls through "They Say It's Wonderful", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Body And Soul" and more in that 10 minute stretch. Other album highlights include the drum-heavy "La Ronde", a sweet reading of "Night In Tunisia", "Baden Baden", "Bag's Groove" and "Yesterdays".
The Australian Jazz Quartet - The Australian Jazz Quartet/Quintet (1956) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}

The Australian Jazz Quartet - The Australian Jazz Quartet/Quintet (1956) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 172 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
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© 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6140 | LP BCP-6002
Jazz / Cool / Vibes / Flute

Forget the hokey kangaroo picture on the cover, because the record's a mighty sweet set of 50s modern jazz – played by some key musicians from Australian who were working in the US at the time! The record's got a style that's somewhere between the hippest sessions of LA and Sweden at the time – all the coolness of both scenes, but a sense of playful expression that really comes through on some of the more unusual passages. The core group features Errol Buddle and Dick Healey on reeds, Bryce Rhode on piano, and Jack Brokensha on vibes – with added work from John Fawcett or Jimmy Gannon on bass, and Nick Stabulas on drums. Titles include "Loose Walk", "Like Someone In Love", "Music For Walkin", "Fascinating Rhythm", "A Foggy Day", and "Little Girl Blue".
The Modern Jazz Disciples - The Modern Jazz Disciples (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

The Modern Jazz Disciples - The Modern Jazz Disciples (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
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© 1959, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5370 | NJLP 8222
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop

Reissue features the latest DSD remastering and HR cutting. Also features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). In a perfect world, Curtis Peagler's Modern Jazz Disciples would have had a longer run and built a much larger catalog. But regrettably, the Cincinnati quintet is only a small footnote in the history of hard bop and gave listeners only two albums. The first was this self-titled LP, which was recorded for Prestige's New Jazz subsidiary in 1959. The Modern Jazz Disciples shows the late Peagler, who turned 29 that year, to be a hard-swinging alto saxman in the Charlie Parker/Sonny Stitt/Cannonball Adderley/Phil Woods vein – his hot-blooded solos on tracks like "A Little Taste," "Slippin' and Slidin'," and the standard "After You've Gone" make this record well worth the price of admission.
The Australian Jazz Quartet - The Australian Jazz Quartet (1955) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}

The Australian Jazz Quartet - The Australian Jazz Quartet (1955) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 121 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
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© 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6141 | LP BCP-6003 | Mono
Jazz / Cool / Vibes / Flute

A very cool quartet with a very unusual sound – one that mixes up reeds, piano, and vibes with a very fresh approach – one that's partly west coast cool, and partly east coast modern! Key players in the group include Bryce Rhode on piano and Errol Buddle on bassoon – both musicians who'd make bigger waves in the 60s back home in Australian – and the set also features excellent vibes by John (Jack) Brokensha, who'd stay on these shores and make some groovy records for the US, and Dick Healy on flute. The group's joined by Jimmy Gannon on bass and Nick Stabulas on drums – and titles include "Saxophone Pads", "Tune For Jaimey", "Spring Is Here", "Nostalgia", and "Thou Swell".
Ahmad Jamal - The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62 (2010) [9CD BoxSet] {Mosaic, MD9 246} [re-up]

Ahmad Jamal - The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62 (2010) [9CD BoxSet] {Mosaic, MD9 246}
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© 2010 Mosaic Records / UMG | MD9 246
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Piano

Miles once said, "All my inspiration today comes from Ahmad Jamal." These recordings are the reason why. The mid fifties was a fertile time for jazz; fresh, original ensembles were taking shape all over the country. The Modern Jazz Quartet, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, The Jazz Messengers and the Ahmad Jamal Trio immediately come to mind. Among musicians, each group had its imitators and its creative disciples who took its innovations one step further.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Hi-Res Album Collection (Incomplete) [24bit/192kHz] Combined RE-UP

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Hi-Res Album Collection (1960-1975)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 360:15 minutes | ~ 14,2 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

The Modern Jazz Quartet was a jazz combo established in 1952 that played music influenced by classical, cool jazz, blues and bebop. The band performed over a forty-year span with only one personnel change. For the majority of their career the group comprised John Lewis (piano and musical director), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), Percy Heath (double bass) and Connie Kay (drums). The paradox of the MJQ's music-making was that each individual member could improvise with an exciting vibrancy while maintaining the precision and collectedness of a classical group.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - No Sun In Venice (1957) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - No Sun In Venice (1957) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
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© 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27352 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream / Bop

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays No Sun in Venice (originally titled The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays One Never Knows: Original Film Score for "No Sun in Venice") is a soundtrack album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded in 1957 for Roger Vadim's No Sun in Venice and released on the Atlantic label. This recording has six John Lewis compositions that were used in the French film No Sun in Venice. The music is quite complex and disciplined, making this set of lesser interest to fans who prefer to hear Milt Jackson playing bebop-oriented blues. However the versatile group was perfect for this type of music and these thought-provoking performances reward repeated listenings.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Last Concert Vol.2 (1974) {2014 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Last Concert Vol.2 (1974) {2014 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 281 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 135 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27937 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic Records, with a sublime focus on that unique sound that no other group like this could match.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Last Concert Vol.1 (1974) {2014 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Last Concert Vol.1 (1974) {2014 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 300 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 136 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27936 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic Records, with a sublime focus on that unique sound that no other group like this could match.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Last Concert (1975/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Last Concert (1975/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 91:18 minutes | 3,77 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Front cover

Recorded at the Avery Fisher Hall in New York on November 25, 1974, The Modern Jazz Quartet comprised of vibraphonist Milt Jackson, bassist Percy Heath, pianist John Lewis and drummer Connie Kay are at their very best. Performing with their distinctive bebop, cool jazz and third-stream sound, a blend of jazz and classical influences, the quartet performs some of their greatest hits including “Bags’ Groove,” “Summertime,” “A Night in Tunisia” and “Django.” This audiophile recording by one of jazz’s finest small ensembles is an essential for any jazz collection.