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Complete Atlantic Studio Modern Jazz Quartet 1956-64 (#249)


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Complete Atlantic Studio Modern Jazz Quartet 1956-64 (#249)
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DISCOGRAPHY:

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THE COMPLETE ATLANTIC STUDIO RECORDINGS OF THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET 1956-64

DISC ONE

Fontessa

1. Versailles (Porte de Versailles) (A) 3:24

            (John Lewis)

2. Angel Eyes (A) 3:50

            (M. Dennis-E. Brent)

3. Fontessa (A) 11:12

(John Lewis)

4. Over The Rainbow (A) 3:52

            (E.Y. Harburg-H. Arlen)

5. Bluesology (B) 5:03

            (Milt Jackson)

6. Willow Weep For Me (A) 4:48

            (Ann Ronnell)

7. Woody ‘N You  (A) 4:26

            (Dizzy Gillespie)

The Modern Jazz Quartet At The Music Inn

8. Oh Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess (C) 4:27

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

9.. A Fugue For Music Inn (C) 4:42

            (John Lewis)

10. Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West (C) 7:03

            (John Lewis)

11. Serenade (C) 2:53

            (David Raksin)

12. Fun (C) 5:31

            (Jimmy Giuffre)

13. Sun Dance (C) 4:14

            (John Lewis)

14. The Man That Got Away (C) 3:31

            (H. Arlen-I. Gershwin)

15. A Morning In Paris (C) 2:51

            (John Lewis)

16. Variation No.1 on God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman (C) 4:59

            (John Lewis)

DISC TWO

The Modern Jazz Quartet

1. Medley (E) 10:19

      They Say It’s Wonderful

            (Irving Berlin)

      How Deep Is The Ocean

            (Irving Berlin)

     (I Don’t Stand) A Ghost Of A Chance With You

            (Young-Crosby-Washington)

     My Old Flame

(A.  Johnston-S, Coslow)

     Body And Soul

            (Green-Heyman-Sour)

2. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea (E) 6:54

            (T. Koehler-H. Arlen)

3. La Ronde: Drums (E) 2:08

            (John Lewis)

4. A Night In Tunisia (E) 6:10

            (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli)

5. Yesterdays (E) 5:09

            (J. Kern-O. Harbach)

6. Bags’ Groove (E) 5:43

            (Milt Jackson)

7. Baden-Baden (E) 4:02

            (Milt Jackson-Ray Brown)

One Never Knows (No Sun In Venice)

8. The Golden Striker (F) 3:40

            (John Lewis)

9. One Never Knows (F) 9:21

(John Lewis)

10. The Rose Truc (F) 4:59

(John Lewis)

11. Cortege (F) 7:27

            (John Lewis)

12. Venice (D) 4:27

            (John Lewis)

13. Three Windows (F) 6:47

            (John Lewis)

DISC THREE

The Modern Jazz Quartet At The Music Inn Volume 2

1. Medley (G) 8:17

     Stardust

            (H. Carmichael-M. Parish)

     I Can’t Get Started

            (V. Duke-I. Gershwin)

     Lover Man

            (Ramirez-Davis-Sherman)

2. Yardbird Suite (G) 5:14

            (Charlie Parker)

3. Midsummer (G) 7:03

            (John Lewis)

4. Festival Sketch (G) 3:43

            (John Lewis)

5. Bags’ Groove (H) 8:41

            (Milt Jackson)

6. A Night In Tunisia (H) 7:08

            (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli)

Pyramid

7. Vendome (M) 2:32

            (John Lewis)

8. Pyramid (L) 10:52

            (Ray Brown)

9. It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) (L) 5:04

            (Duke Ellington)

10. Django (I) 4:36

            (John Lewis)

11. How High The Moon (M) 6:15

            (N. Hamilton-M. Lewis)

12. Romaine (J) 7:22

            (Jim Hall)

DISC FOUR

Third Stream Music

1. Da Capo (F) 3:43

            (John Lewis)

2. Fine (F) 6:05

            (Jimmy Giuffre)

3. Exposure (M) 9:40

            (John Lewis)

4. Sketch (K) 5:32

            (John Lewis)

5. Conversation (K) 10:41

            (Gunther Schuller)

The Modern Jazz Quartet And Orchestra

6. Around The Blues (N) 8:26

            (Andre Hodeir)

7. Divertimento (N) 8:17

            (Werner Heider)

8. England’s Carol (N) 6:21

(John Lewis)

    Concertino For Jazz Quartet And Orchestra:

9. First Movement (N) 6:43

10. Second Movement: Passacaglia (N) 6:39

11. Third Movement (N) 5:56

            (Gunther Schuller)

DISC FIVE

The Comedy

1. Spanish Steps (P) 5:36

            (John Lewis)

2. Columbine (P) 4:09

            (John Lewis)

3. Pulcinella (P) 4:24

            (John Lewis)

4. Pierrot (Q) 3:21

            (John Lewis)

5. La Cantatrice (O) 5:32

            (John Lewis)

6. Harlequin (Q) 6:52

            (John Lewis)

7. Piazza Navona (R) 5:01

            (John Lewis)

Lonely Woman

8. Lonely Woman (S) 6:18

            (Ornette Coleman)

9. Animal Dance (T) 4:04

            (John Lewis)

10. New York 19 (T) 7:58

            (John Lewis)

11. Belkis (U) 3:40

            (John Lewis)

12. Why Are You Blue (U) 6:32

            (Gary McFarland)

13. Fugato (U) 2:46

            (John Lewis)

14. Lamb, Leopard (U) 6:23

            (John Lewis)

15. Trieste (R) 5:46

            (John Lewis)

DISC SIX

The Sheriff

1. The Sheriff (W) 2:42

            (John Lewis)

2. In A Crowd (X) 3:08

            (John Lewis) 

3. Bachianas Brasileiras (V) 5:45

            (Hector Villa-Lobos)

4. Mean To Me (V) 4:24

            (R. Turk-F. Ahlert)

5. Natural Affection (V) 4:08

            (John Lewis) 

6. Donnie’s Theme (V) 4:14

            (John Lewis) 

7. Carnival (V) 6:09

            (Luis Bonfa)

A Quartet Is A Quartet Is A Quartet

8. Reunion Blues (W) 3:34

            (Milt Jackson)

9. Winter Tale (W) 5:24

            (John Lewis) 

10. Concorde (W) 3:46

            (John Lewis)

11. Yesterdays (W) 4:34

            (J. Kern-O. Haarbach)

The Alternate Takes

12. Bluesology (B) (stereo take) 4:50

            (Milt Jackson)

13. Woody ‘N You (A) (stereo take) 4:48

            (Dizzy Gillespie)

14. Sun Dance (C) (stereo take) 3:58

            (John Lewis)

15. Django (I) (mono take) 5:21

            (John Lewis)

16. La Cantatrice (O) (mono take) 4:54

            (John Lewis)

17. Harlequin (Q) (mono take) 6:59

            (John Lewis)

DISC SEVEN

Collaboration

1. Silver (Y) 3:43

            (John Lewis)

2. Trieste (Y) 5:35

            (John Lewis)

3. Valeria (Y) 5:50

            (John Lewis)

4. Fugue In A Minor (Y) 3:49

            (Johann Sebastian Bach)

5. One Note Samba (Y) 5:08

            (A.C. Jobim-N. Mendonca)

6. Foi A Saudade (Y) 2:35

            (Djalma Ferreira)

7. Concerto De Aranjuez (Y) 11: 52

            (Joaquim Rodrigo)

The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays George Gershwin’s Porgy And Bess

8. Summertime (Z) 5:57

            (D. Heyward-G. Gershwin)

8. Bess, You Is My Woman (AA) 5:39

            (D. Heyward-G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

10. My Man’s Gone Now (Z) 7:21

            (D. Heyward-G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

11. I Love You Porgy (Z) 3:25

            (D. Heyward-G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

12. It Ain’t Necessarily So (AA) 6:21

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

13. Oh Bess, O Where’s My Bess (AA) 4:14

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

14. There’s A Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon For New York (Z) 4:20

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

DISCOGRAPHY

For the purposes of this discography, only the first LP issue is included. The personnel on all sessions is Milt Jackson (vibraharp), John Lewis (piano), Percy Heath (bass) and Connie Kay (drums). Additional personnel are noted as they appear.

(A) NYC, January 22, 1956

1643 Woody ‘N You (mono take)                                           LP 1231

1643 Woody ’N You (stereo take)                                           SD 1231

1644 Willow Weep For Me                                                     LP 1231

1645 Fontessa                                                                          -

1646 Versailles                                                             -

1647 Angel Eyes                                                                      -

1648 Over The Rainbow                                                          -

1649 Bluesology                                                          rejected, tape no longer exists

1650 Bags’ Groove                                                                 -

1651 A Night In Tunisia                                                          -

1652 D & E                                                                             -

Note: Because of recording quality, the mono masters were used in the making of this set.

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(B) Hackensack, NJ, February 14, 1956

2629 Woody ‘N You                                                    rejected, tape no longer exists

2930 Bluesology (mono take)                                       LP 1231

2930 Bluesology (stereo take)                          SD 1231

2931 Woody ‘N You                                                    rejected, tape no longer exists

Note: Because of recording quality, the mono masters were used in the making of this set.

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(C) Music Inn, Lenox, Mass., August 28, 1956

2096 Oh Bess, Oh Where Is My Bess?                        LP 1247

2097 A Fugue For Music Inn -1                                               -

2098 Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West              -

2099 Serenade -1                                                                    -

2100 Fun -1                                                                             -

2101 Sun Dance (mono take)                                                   -

2101 Sun Dance (stereo take)                                      SD 1247

2102 The Man That Got Away                         LP 1247

2103 A Morning In Paris                                                          -

2104 Variation No. 1 on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen          -

            -1 add Jimmy Giuffre (cl)

Note: Because of recording quality, the mono masters were used in the making of this set.

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(D) NYC, April 4, 1957

2495 Three Windows                                                  rejected, tape no longer exists

2496 Cortege                                                                          -

2497 The Golden Striker                                                        -

2498 One Never Knows                                                          -

2499 The Rose Truc                                                                -

2500 Venice                                                                 SD 1284

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(E) NYC, April 5, 1957

2501 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea        SD 1265

2502 La Ronde: Drums                                                            -

2503 A Bight In Tunisia                                                            -

2504 Yesterdays                                                                      -

2505 Bags’ Groove                                                                  -

2506 Baden-Baden                                                                  -

2507 Medley                                                                            -

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(-) NYC, July 29, 1957

2685 Cortege                                                              rejected, tape no longer exists

2686 One Never Knows                                                          -

2687 The Golden Striker                                                        -

2688 Three Windows                                                              -

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(F) add Jimmy Giuffre (cl, ts), Jim Hall (g), Ralph Pena (b)-1

Music Inn, Lenox, Mass, August 24, 1957

2713 Da Capo -1                                                         SD 1354

         Fine -1                                                                            -

2715 The Golden Striker                                              SD 1284

2716 Cortege                                                                           -

2717 One Never Knows                                                          -

2718 Three Windows                                                               -

2719 The Rose Truc                                                                 -

   Note 1: Da Capo and Fine were recorded consecutively without pause and therefore given one master number.

   note 2: The issued versions of the last five titles of this session were throught to have come from an earlier studio session (D), but aural evidence definitely comfirms that these were the versions used.

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 (-) Music Inn, Lenox, Mass., August 24, 1957

2715 The Golden Striker                                            rejected, tape no longer exists

2716 Cortege                                                                          -

2717 One Never Knows                                                          -

2718 Three Windows                                                              -

2719 The Rose Truc                                                                -

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(G) Music Inn, Lenox, Mass., August 3, 1958

3143 Yardbird Suite                                                     SD 1299

3144 Now’s The Time                                                 rejected, tape no longer exists

3145 Festival Sketch                                                    SD 1299

3146 Midsummer                                                                     -

3147 Medley                                                                            -

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(H) add Sonny Rollins (ts)

Music Inn, Lenox, Mass, August 31, 1958

3937 Bags’ Groove                                                      SD 1299

3938 A Night In Tunisia                                                            -

Note: These selections were recorded before an audience. Four more tracks from the concert were released by Metrojazz with Rollins accompanied only by Lewis (on two selection), Heath and Kay. Atlantic has listed the recording date as September 3. Metrojazz has listed it as August 3. Thanks to the research of George Schuller and Mile Fitzgerald, it is confirmed as being the final night at the Music Inn at Lenox on the last night of August.

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(-)  Music Inn, Lenox, Mass, August 21, 1959

3728 La Cantatrice                                                     rejected, tape no longer exists

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(I)  Music Inn, Lenox, Mass, August 22, 1959

3729 Harlequin                                                           rejected, tape no longer exists

3730 Django (stereo take)                                            SD 1325

3730 Django (mono take)                                             LP 1325

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(J) Music Inn, Lenox, Mass, August 25, 1959

3731 Romaine                                                              SD 1325

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(-)  Music Inn, Lenox, Mass, August 26-29, 1959

3732 Pyramid                                                 rejected, tape no longer exists

3733 Slowly                                                                             -

3734 It Don’t Mean A Thing                                                   -

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(K) add Beaux Arts String Quartet: Gerard Tarack (1st violin), Alan Martin (2nd violin), Carl Eberl (viola), Joe Tekula (cello). Conducted by John Lewis -1, Gunther Schuller -2.

NYC, September 23, 1959

3781 Sketch -1                                                            SD 1345

3782 Conversation -2                                                               -

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(L) NYC, December 21, 1959

3978 It Don’t Mean A Thing                                        SD 1325

3979 Pyramid                                                                           -

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(M) NYC, January 15, 1960

4053 Exposure -1                                                        SD 1345

4054 Vendome                                                            SD 1325

4055 How High The Moon                                                       -

-1 add Bill McColl (cl), Bob Di Domenica (fl), Manny Zegler (bassoon), Paul Ingraham (French horn), Joe Tekula (cello), Betty Glamann (harp), Gunther Schuller (conductor).

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(N)  add symphony orchestra conducted by Werner Heider (-1) and Gunther Schuller (all others) Stuttgart, Germany, June 3 & 4, 1960

4610 England’s Carol                                                   SD 1359

4620 Divertimento -1                                                               -

4621 Around The Blues                                                            -

            Concertino For Jazz Quartet & Orchestra:

4622 First Movement                                                               -

4623 Third Movement                                                  -

4624 Second Movement: Passacaglia                                       -

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(-) NYC, July 21, 1960

4739 Pyramid                                                             rejected, tape no longer exists

4731 Ralph’s New Blues                                                         -

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(O) add Diahann Carroll (vcl). NYC, October 20, 1960

5117 La Cantatrice (stereo take)                                  SD 1390

5117 La Cantatrice (mono take)                                   LP 1390

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(-) NYC, August 29, 1961

5694 Spanish Steps                                                     rejected, tape no longer exists

5695 Columbine                                                                      -

5696 Pulcinella                                                                      -

5697 Pierrot                                                                            -

5698 Harlequin                                                                       -

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(P) NYC, January 22, 1962

5900 Spanish Steps                                                      SD 1390

5901 Columbine                                                                       -

5902 Pulcinella                                                             -

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(Q) NYC, January 23, 1962

5903 Pierrot                                                                 SD 1390

5904 Harlequin (stereo take)                                                    -

5904 Harlequin (mono take)                                         LP 1390

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(R) NYC, January 24, 1962

5908  Piazza Navona                                                    SD 1390

5909 Trieste                                                                 SD 1381

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(S) NYC, January 25, 1962

5910 Lonely Woman                                                    SD 1381

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(T) NYC, January 29, 1962

5921 New York 19                                                      SD 1381

5922 Animal Dance                                                                  -

5923 Why Are You Blue                                              rejected, tape no longer exists

5924 Belkis                                                                              -

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(U) NYC, February 2, 1962

5938 Animal Dance                                                    rejected, tape no longer exists

5939 Lamb, Leopard                                                   SD 1381

5940 Fugato                                                                             -

5941 Why Are You Blue                                                          -

5942 Belkis                                                                              -

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(V) NYC, May 16, 1963

7003 Bachianas Brasileiras                                           SD 1414

7004 Mean To Me                                                                   -

7005 Natural Affection                                                 -

7006 Donnie’s Theme                                                              -

7469 Carnival                                                                           -

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(W) NYC, May 17, 1963

7019 Concorde                                                            SD 1420

7020 In A Crowd                                                        rejected, tpe no longer exists

7021 Winter Tale                                                         SD 1420

7022 The Sheriff                                                           SD 1414

7023 Reunion Blues                                                      SD 1420

7024 Yesterdays                                                                      -

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(X) NYC, December 20, 1963

7493 In a Crowd                                                          SD 1414

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(Y) add Laurindo Almeida (g). NYC July 21, 1964

8026 Concerto De Arabjeuz                                         SD 1429

8027  One Note Samba                                                           -

6026 Fugue In A Minor                                                            -

8029 Trieste                                                                             -

8030 Valeria                                                                            -

8031 Silver                                                                               -

8032 Foi A Saudade                                                                -

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(Z) NYC, July 23 & 24, 1964

8033 I Loves You Porgy                                              SD 1440

8034 My Man’s Gone                                                              -

8035 There’s A Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon For New York         -

8036 Intima                                                                 rejected, tape no longer exists

8037 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot                                            -

8038 Fugue In D Minor                                                          -

8039 Blues Milanese                                                               -

8040 Summertime                                                        SD 1440

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(AA) Webster Hall, NYC, April 22, 1965

8836 Summertime                                                       rejected, tape no longer exists

8837 Bess, You Is My Woman Now                            SD 1440

8838 It Ain’t Necessarily So                                                     -

8839 Oh Bess, O Where’s My Bess                                         -

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Album indez:

LP/CD 1231                Fontessa

LP/CD 1247                The Modern Jazz Quartet At The Music Inn

SD 1265                      The Modern Jazz Quartet

SD 1284                      One Never Knows (No Sun In Venice)

SD 1299                      The Modern Jazz Quartet At The Music Inn Volume 2

LP/SD 1325                 Pyramid

SD 1345                      Third Stream Music

SD 1359                      The Modern Jazz Quartet And Orchestra

SD 1381                      Lonely Woman

LP/SD 1390                 The Comedy

SD 1414                      The Sheriff

SD 1420                      A Quartet Is A Quartet Is A Quartet

SD 1429                      Collaboration

SD 1440                      The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays George Gershwin’s Porgy And Bess

Note: All 14 of the albums were issued in mono (LP) and stereo (SD). This index lists only the versions used in the creation of this set.

Original sessions produced by Nesuhi Ertegun

Recording engineers: John Kraus (A), Rudy Van Gelder (B), Earle Browne (F, I, J) Frank Abbey (K), unknown (N), Ray Hall (Y, Z, AA) and Tom Dowd (all others).

Produced for release by Michael Cuscuna

Tape transfers and mastering in 24-bit: Ron McMaster

Disc one is mono. All other discs are stereo.

Special thanks to Michael Weil and Dave Harrison for alerting us to differences between stereo and mono masters on a few of these sessions, Kenny Washington and George Schuller.

This Compilation (P)2011 Atlantic Recording Corp.  Produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp.  Manufactured by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.  Made In The U.S.A.

© 2011 Mosaic Records L.L.C., 425 Fairfield Avenue, suite 421, Stamford, CT 06902. All rights reserved.

Phone: 203-327-7111/Fax 203-323-3526/ Website: www.mosaicrecords.com.

PRODUCER”S NOTE


The music in this set was transferred from the original master tapes. Along the way, there are minor flaws like occasional flutter or peak distortion or a quick crackle (most likely from a loose patch bay wire). We have done everything to reduce the effects of such instances without compromising the music.

Vibes are not the easiest instrument to capture on tape and the Modern Jazz Quartet’s considerable dynamic range doesn’t ease matters. So there are tracks with some peak distortion when an engineer got brave with levels and there are others with tape hiss when he became overly prudent.

This set begins at the beginning of 1956 with the group’s first session for Atlantic Records and chronicles the 14 studio albums that they recorded through the end of 1964. This was a period of intensely creative compositional and conceptual innovation for the group and marks a logical cutoff point for this set.

The early albums are plagued by mono/stereo issues. For example, the stereo masters on sessions A & B are very poorly recorded and we have opted for the far superior mono masters. Two tunes on the stereo master are different performances. The stereo masters for session C have a terrible hum so we again opted for the mono tapes. There is a stereo alternate of Sun Dance. These and other alternate takes generated by different mono and stereo masters appear at the end of disc six which is the only CD that was not yet fully loaded.

For reasons of size and repetition of repertoire, we have not included the live recordings from the spring 1960 European tour, released as European Concert and Dedicated to Connie, both of which are or have been available on CD. In 1965, the quartet recorded Jazz Dialogue, a studio album which revisited older material with big band backdrops. This was followed by a succession of live albums which, while excellent, introduced little new repertoire and broke no new ground. So the Porgy And Bess album seemed the logical stopping point.
- Michael Cuscuna




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