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Django (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)

The Modern Jazz Quartet

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"... their musical charm will live forever ... (Django is) John Lewis's finest composition ... a stately, swinging, multihued masterpiece of modern jazz."
- Jazz.com

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Django (Instrumental)
The Modern Jazz Quartet
7:05
2
One Bass Hit (Instrumental)
The Modern Jazz Quartet
3:01
3
La Ronde Suite (Instrumental)
The Modern Jazz Quartet
9:32
4
The Queen's Fancy (Instrumental)
The Modern Jazz Quartet
3:14
5
Delaunay's Dilemma (Instrumental)
The Modern Jazz Quartet
4:01
6
Autumn In New York (Instrumental)
The Modern Jazz Quartet
3:42
7
But Not For Me (Instrumental)
The Modern Jazz Quartet
3:46
8
Milano (Instrumental)
The Modern Jazz Quartet
4:23
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    38:44
"...When John Lewis composed the haunting theme Django , he gave jazz one of its most enduring compositions and, in the process, it defined the sound of the Modern Jazz Quartet ..."
- The Guardian

"... (Milt) Jackson in particular is a joy to behold. This is classic jazz in construction and execution ... it has become a classic on its own and the place to begin appreciating the many and great virtues of one of jazz's finest aggregates."
- All About Jazz

Django put the Modern Jazz Quartet on the international musical map, crystallizing the MJQ’s elegant approach to blending American improvisational and European classical music. Pianist and musical director John Lewis, with innovative vibist Milt Jackson as foremost soloist, spearheaded the MJQ’s trailblazing fusion work, from the blues to Basie, Bach to bop, with bassist Percy Heath and drummer Kenny Clarke. The first notes of the title piece, Lewis’s tribute to gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, firmly established a new jazz tone.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Concord Music Group Studio Masters

Recording engineers: Rudy Van Gelder (#1-3, 8), Doug Hawkins (#4-7).
Recorded at WOR Studios, New York City,
on June 25, 1953 (#4-7); at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, on December 23, 1954
(#1, 2, 8) and January 9, 1955 (#3).
Supervision by Bob Weinstock (#1-3, 8) and Ira Gitler (#4-7).
Cover: Hannan.
Remastering: Rudy Van Gelder, Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 2005.
Reissue produced by Nick Phillips and Bob Porter.
Reissue production assistance: Stuart Kremsky.

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