℗ 2008 Concord Music Group, Inc.
Released 2008
Duration 36m 30s
Genre Jazz

Concorde (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)

The Modern Jazz Quartet

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Ralph's New Blues (RVG Remaster)
The Modern Jazz Quartet
All Of You (RVG Remaster)
The Modern Jazz Quartet
I'll Remember April (RVG Remaster)
The Modern Jazz Quartet
Gershwin Medley (RVG Remaster)
The Modern Jazz Quartet
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (RVG Remaster)
The Modern Jazz Quartet
Concorde (RVG Remaster)
The Modern Jazz Quartet
Digital Booklet
"... the synthesis of bebop, cool, and what would come to be called 'Third Stream' ... no other jazz groups at the time were producing a product as refined and well crafted ... Perhaps this is exactly what we are to take away from listening to this superb set of music." - All About Jazz "The MJQ plays in a restrained, conservative bop style ... it has a finely honed ensemble sound, owing in part to the long-standing association of the four excellent players ..." - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz The Modern Jazz Quartet was a major jazz institution, a band that, counting a seven-year 'vacation,' lasted 43 years. During a time when jazz musicians were stereotyped as unreliable and erratic, the MJQ played concert halls wearing tuxedos. They are not known to have ever been late, missed a gig or disappointed an audience. Evolving out of Dizzy Gillespie's mid-1940s big band, the four musicians in the rhythm section embarked on a sideline project, making for a very self-sufficient group as they discovered that they had a great deal of musical chemistry. Earlier MJQ recordings came out individually on 78s, 45s, EPs, and 10-inch vinyl. Concorde, released in 1955, was the first MJQ session conceived specifically as an integral whole for a full-length album.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Prestige Studio Masters

Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Nola’s Penthouse Studio, New York City; July 2, 1955 (except “I’ll Remember April” recorded by Tommy Nola, late July or early August, 1955). Supervision by Bob Weinstock “I’ll Remember April” recording supervision by Ira Gitler. Remastering: Rudy Van Gelder (Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 2008 
All transfers were made from the analog master tapes to digital at 24-bit resolution. 
Notes by Ira Gitler.
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Ralph's New Blues (RVG Remaster)
All Of You (RVG Remaster)
I'll Remember April (RVG Remaster)
Gershwin Medley (RVG Remaster)
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (RVG Remaster)
Concorde (RVG Remaster)

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