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Blues On Bach

The Modern Jazz Quartet, M.j.q Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (14 Mar 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002I6B
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 158,472 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Regret ?
2. Blues in B Flat
3. Rise Up In The Morning
4. Blues In A Minor
5. Precious Joy
6. Blues In C Minor
7. Don't Stop This Train
8. Blues In H
9. Tears From The Children

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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Totally cool 22 Aug 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is the coolest record I've ever heard: it can sooth you no matter how wound up you get.
The Modern Jazz Quartet, playing keyboards, vibraharp, double-bass and percussion have produced this little album of nine separate tracks. Each track is based on a tune, mostly from the works of Bach (though there are a couple of new ones), which is developed into about single length. They capture completely in spirit what the composer Bach has come to mean to a modern audience - both the serenity and the emotional depth.
I'm sure I've heard these tracks more than once as movie scores (or at least the scores were heavilly influenced by them).
The only annoying detail is the occasional use of sleigh bells, which can be a bit tacky, but never spoils the whole effect..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blues on Bach - Review by an Oldie 24 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
This is fantastic CD. The music bridges the gap from Baroque to Modern but retains all the character and beauty of a by-gone age. Fantastic!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Bach is best" 22 April 2012
Format:Audio CD
Let me start with an admission - I love the music of JS Bach and consider him the greatest and most influential composer of all time. Having seen a grainy film of MJQ on the BBC some years ago I bought this album. The versions do no damage whatsoever to Bach's music and listening to it makes you realise just how forward-looking it is and that he was, in reality, far removed from the dry academic figure foisted on us at school when we were forced to listen reverently (and then were put off it for years). These are great interpretations of the greatest of composers. Listening to Bach's music you realise that this type of treatment was nascent from the beginning. The spirit of Bach hovers over the proceedings and he would, I think, have approved and loved it. Buy it and listen to it again and again and again etc. and then listen to (say) Glenn Gould playing the 'Goldberg Variations' or John Eliot Gardiner's recording of the Brandenburg Concertos or the Church Cantatas and you'll hear what I mean. Fabulous.Blues On Bach
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5.0 out of 5 stars An end to end joy... 23 Sep 2012
By os TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Unbelievably,the MJQ when this album was recorded in 1973,the band had already been in existence in one form or another since the early 1950's. Yet listening today to 'Blues on Bach' this cleverly conceived and jauntily performed classical meets jazz hybrid, there is no sense of water being trod.What easily could have been a botched attempt at marrying two distinctive and disparate styles somehow sounds 'right'- a very pleasurable blend of the swing and grit of jazz and blues overlaying the richness of Bach's compositional sense.

This is thoughtful,gently swinging chamber jazz- perhaps a little too stiff, twee or polite for some, but for people like me, who don't always want to listen to 'hot' soloing or explore the more arcane areas of jazz,this album is a true pleasure.It's only by listening closely and repeatedly do you get to appreciate the subtlety and musical fire power of John Lewis (piano and harpsichord)and crew, who can on tracks like 'Blues in B Flat' and 'Precious Joy' get as close to perfection as any group is ever likely to get in this genre.

Taken as a whole then,this an easy set to recommend- good remastered sound,interesting and detailed sleeve notes from Stuart Nicholson and of course great music.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gordon66 1 July 2009
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent record for anyone just hearing the MJQ for the first time. Great recording from a much missed group of musicians
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome Bach 21 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I had forgotten what a marvellous sound these guys make.Saw them in Brighton (The Imperial) in the late50's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice mix of classcial and jazz 20 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
I fairly enjoyed this record. Milt Jackson is on topform and the selection of music on the disc is beautiful.
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