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Pyramid (Plus bonus album Patterns) [2 LPs on 1CD} CD


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Product details

  • Audio CD (28 Feb 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Poll Winners
  • ASIN: B004GE81C0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 448,190 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Vendome
2. Pyramid
3. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
4. Django
5. How High The Moon
6. Romaine
7. Skating In Central Parl
8. No Happiness For Slater
9. A Social Call
10. Cue
11. A Cold Wind Is Blowing
12. Odds Against Tomorrow
13. Django

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CD Description

2 LPs on 1 CD! The Modern Jazz Quartet s classic original album Pyramid (Atlantic LP1325) in its entirety. Along with the title tune a beautiful composition by Ray Brown it presents the definitive version of John Lewis gem Django . As a bonus, we have added the complete LP Patterns (United Artists UAL4063), which features the exact same personnel. The latter LP was recorded by the MJQ in between the sessions for Pyramid, and consists of six John Lewis compositions. The original 1954 version of Django has also been added as a bonus.

Review

This album affords good insight into the evolution of the MJQ with its new versions of Django and Vendome . The present interpretations are taken at faster tempos than the original recordings, and while some of the subtle interplay among the instruments is lost, they swing more. In fact the LP swings as much if not more than any of the quartet s previous efforts; but it s a delicate swing, not of the sweaty, down-home sort. Besides swinging, the MJQ offers intelligence also, something that the back-to-the-land advocates sometimes omit. A fine and worthy addition to your file of albums. --Don DeMicheal

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Mansell on 6 Dec 2009
Format: Audio CD
My brother owned this as a vinyl LP when it was first released and although I was quite young to listen to this kind of music then I loved it, and rediscovered it again recently on a trip to the South of France where John Lewis had a villa. When I came back I ordered this and another couple of albums, and was not at all disappointed, the music is as fresh as ever. They were four incredibly talented musicians and composers. Vendome is a wonderful fast moving and evocative piece reflecting JLs love of France and the culture; this and Django are classic MJQ.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JBC on 4 April 2013
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One of my all time favourites espec title track - still have it on disc . But his is replacement backup
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By Richard Field on 15 Feb 2014
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This is a very good CD. It's very lovely and complex jazz to be listened to or as cool background music. Love it.
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By N. LEWIS on 19 Oct 2013
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I HAVE PUT THIS IN THE CAR AND IT IS GREAT TO DRIVE TO
I RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO DISCOVER THE MJQ FOR THE FIRST TIME
EASY AND ENJOYABLE LISTENING
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A terrific collection with the Pyramid album along with Patterns, 2 of MJQs finest. Daring Jazz music from a time when only Jazz musicians were being dangerous
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