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European Concert [Japanese Import] Import

4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (20 Feb. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner Bros Records
  • ASIN: B0010OH7RE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,471,464 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

Part of the "Forever Collection" series of low-price reissues from Warner. Recorded in 1960.

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By Firedog on 17 Jan. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have the original album in vinyl and have always loved it however this re issue doesn't have the atmosphere of the original due to the removal of the chat in-between tracks which spoils it for me, but it does have the convenience of being a CD so playable in the car.
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The European Concert have all you expects from MJQ: the songs, the unique spirit, the swing. They seem still to have fun playing together after all these years. Five stars, no doubt. By far better than the last concert, if you must chose.
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This a brilliant Album I have the original 2disc album in my collection it is let down a bit by not including John Lewis's introductions and information of the music played

J.E.S.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x95609e70) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x96349c78) out of 5 stars Nothing but the best from the MJQ. 25 Feb. 2001
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Recorded in 1960 during a stop in Scandanavia, this long out of print classic makes a triumphant return. This classic quartet featured the line up of John Lewis on piano, Milt Jackson on vibraharp, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums that toured the world for 40 years. One of the definative MJQ albums, "European Concert" is a showcase for the style of jazz that made the quartet one of the most successfull and popular jazz groups of all time. The lead track, the John Lewis standard "Django", is a perfect example of their accessable laidback swing, Milt Jackson plays the sensitive intro and kicks it up for a masterful solo punctuated by his confident, shimmering vibraharp tone which glides seamlessly over the rock solid support of a rhythm section as tight as a lead pipe sinch. This cd is packed with memorable highlights with some of the best being a tender, bluesey take on "I Should Care", the MJQ standard "Bag's Groove", and a lovely version of "I Remember Clifford". This is a perfect introduction to the easy swing of the Modern Jazz Quartet, and a must have for long time fans who have waited too many years for it to resurface.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x96349ccc) out of 5 stars This Music is Divinity and Best of MJQ 1 Dec. 2009
By T. Cohen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This music is the finest example of chamber jazz and for that matter tops in the Desert Island category of all times, jazz or otherwise. The compositions of each of the members is represented here. The often maligned pianistic style of musical director John Lewis is the epitome of standing behind the beat and simultaneously etching the loveliest of melodies. Just think, three Taurus and one Cappy, that would be Milt, bring the subject of jazz down-to-earth, swinging, and easy to embrace. Gorgeous and flowing lines from Milt's vibes, soft but sturdy bass from Percy, and the most ringing of percussion from Connie. This is my idea of Holiness. It doesn't get any better. BTW buy this version. It includes John's in between remarks to the appreciative and attentive crowd that April night. Other versions have cut this out endeavoring to cram all on one disc. Get this while it's still available. Cheers to MJQ
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x953f693c) out of 5 stars five stars for the download version 16 Jan. 2012
By jsa - Published on Amazon.com
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The cd version of "European Concert" that was in my library included spoken intros by John Lewis on a number of tracks; however, after repeated listenings the intros become an annoyance, disrupting the flow of the music. I don't know whether or not the current cds includes them, but the download version does not, and I was happy to spend another $10 to get this talk-free version of what is arguably one of the finest MJQ albums out there. The sound has also been fiddled with - hard to say if it's been remastered - because the vibes and piano are reversed on the channels from the original cd edition. This is not a negative, just an alteration.

If you have the budget for only one MJQ recording, this one should be it. Five stars.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x958c7e10) out of 5 stars One of the Best Live Jazz Albums of All Time! 27 Sept. 2006
By A Minstrel in the Gallery - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have always had a penchant for Milt Jackson's (aka Bags) incredible vibes. He had a wonderful touch for his instrument that is captured on this must-have disc. From his mournful sound on "Django", to the sweet and mellow notes of "Skating in Central Park", you will love this cd. Guaranteed. The playing by the rest of MJQ is above par as well, especially the lead melody part being played by the bass on La Ronde. For those Ellington fans out there, you will enjoy the interesting version of It Don't Mean a Thing. A very satisfying album and a lot of music for the money.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9561b1b0) out of 5 stars Nothing but the best 9 Aug. 2015
By Musicman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Years ago when first listening to the MJQ, I would not pay much attention to John Lewis's piano and wait with bated breath for Milt Jackson's pyrotechnics on the vibraphone. What a mistake! Lewsis swings ferociously, uses space and single notes as powerfully as Monk--and he gets "down," real deep blues, soul, and gospel feeling. What a great quartet! Connie Kay's drumming is explosively propulsive, never a dull moment. And you'll hold your breath when Percy Heath solos.
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