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8 Classics [Box set]

Modern Jazz Quartet Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (29 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Real Gone Jazz
  • ASIN: B0051OJH8Q
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,317 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Mambo Bounce - Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet - Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet
2. Time On My Hands - Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet - Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet
3. This Love of Mine - Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet - Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet
4. Shadrack - Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet - Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet
5. On a Slow Boat to China - Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet - Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet
See all 21 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Django
2. One Bass Hit
3. La Ronde Suite
4. The Queen's Fancy
5. Delauney's Dilemma
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Versailles
2. Angel Eyes
3. Fontessa
4. Over the Rainbow
5. Bluesology
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Skating in Central Park
2. No Happiness for Slater
3. A Social Call
4. Cue No. 9
5. A Cold Wind Is Blowing
See all 12 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Product Description

Digitally remastered four CD set containing eight albums from the Jazz greats: Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet, An Exceptional Encounter (with Ben Webster), Django, Concorde, Fontessa, Third Stream Music, Odds Against Tomorrow, and Pyramid.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Track Listing and a little bit of Advice. 15 April 2012
By Glenn Cook HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
There is no track listing for this set so here is one I Blue Peter like , made earlier!

The box set has 8 Lps over 4 CDs.
The Cds do not list the contents.

I really would suggest that you go to Amazon USA and read their reviews of the sets.

Some suggest like , the reviwer Cdesim, for example the sound is not good on some of the CDs.
My advice?

Read the reviews and make your own mind up.
If that is not enough there is a second volume on the Real Gone Jazz label.
Here is a link.
7 Classic Albums Volume 2 [Audio CD] Modern Jazz Quartet

The
Track listing
1. Mambo Bounce - Rollins, Sonny
2. Time On My Hands - Rollins, Sonny
3. This Love For Mine - Rollins, Sonny
4. Shadrock - Rollins, Sonny
5. On a Slow Boat to China - Rollins, Sonny
6. Scoops - Rollins, Sonny
7. With a Song in My Heart - Rollins, Sonny
8. Newk's Fadeaway - Rollins, Sonny
9. I Knew - Rollins, Sonny
10. The Stopper - Rollins, Sonny
11. In a Sentimental Mood - Rollins, Sonny
12. No Moe - Rollins, Sonny
13. Almost Like Being in Love - Rollins, Sonny
14. Confirmation
15. You Are Too Beautiful
16. Lady Be Good
17. The Nearness of You
18. Poutin
19. Danny Boy
20. Billies Bounce
21. Cotton Tail

1. Django
2. One Bass Hit
3. La Ronde Suite
4. The Queen's Fancy
5. Delaunay's Dilemma
6. Autumn in New York
7. But Not for Me
8. Milano
9. Ralph's New Blues
10. All of You
11. I'll Remember April
12. Gershwin Medley: Soon/For You, For Me, Forevermore/Love Walked In/Our Love Is Here To Stay
13.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MJQ. have been a favourite of mine for years 15 April 2013
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I really wanted to get a good variety of MJQ. on a CD set and these 4 CD's really have it all, combining 8 albums into 4 CD's and the first one is almost a bonus with Sonny Rollins and Ben Webster as the main artists playing as guests with MJQ. What a treat. I was not so enamored with their Third Stream music but it's there for you to dip into and try it without it being overpowering.and of course it was very experimental when it first came out so I try it every now and then. The C.D was delivered in double quick time so no problems there then.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 17 Jun 2014
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it was what i expected and it bring back many memories from way back when i saw them in Germany
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to evaluate stuff like this 21 Mar 2014
By R. A. Caton TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Well, it is.... jazz (spell it jazz, jass or jasz) has a very broad church. The main benefit of a release like this is that you get at a bargain price eight very different albums by the same musicians. The MJQ were never static in their approach and (par exemple) on CD3 "Fontessa" (1956) is a very different affair to "Third Stream Music" (1957) which occupies the disc from track 8.
The remainder of the CDs are occupied with
CD1: "Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet" (1953) / "An exceptional encounter(with Ben Webster)" (1953)
CD2: "Django" (1956) / "Concorde" (1955)
CD4: "Odds against Tomorrow" (1959) - a film soundtrack / "Pyramid" (1959)
I've had Fontessa and Concorde (which was a 10" LP) for years and find them calming (I used to do my homework to their accompaniment!). This set has given me a chance to hear them snap, crackle and pop-free as well as explore the changing nuances of some very smooth jazz...
Half a century on, and ignoring stereotypes like beardies in poloneck sweaters drinking espresso ("Niiice") these CDs should prove a revelation to the serious student of jazz and even to those who seek the inner peace music can bring.

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE for the money and the transfers are EXCELLENT
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