Dedicated to Connie

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Dedicated to Connie
Live album by Modern Jazz Quartet
Released 1995
Recorded May 27, 1960
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Genre Jazz
Length 118:32
Label Atlantic 7567-82763-2
Producer Ahmet Ertegun & John Lewis
Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
European Concert
(1960)
Dedicated to Connie
(1960)
The Modern Jazz Quartet & Orchestra
(1960)

Dedicated to Connie is a live album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded in Slovenia in May 1960 and released in 1995 on the Atlantic label following drummer Connie Kay's death.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Penguin Guide to Jazz 5/5 stars [3]

The Allmusic review stated "Lewis has stated that the group never played better than during this concert. Although that statement is debatable, the MJQ certainly sounds in prime form throughout the easily recommended release".[2]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the release a "Crown" signifying a recording that the authors "feel a special admiration or affection for".[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Lewis except as indicated

Disc One:

  1. "The Little Comedy/La Cantatrice/Harlequin/Fontessa" - 23:05
  2. "'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk) - 4:09
  3. "The Cylinder" (Milt Jackson) - 6:02
  4. "Bags' Groove" (Jackson) - 5:28
  5. "Odds Against Tomorrow" - 8:12
  6. "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 5:13
  7. "A Social Call" - 4:52

Disc Two

  1. "Django" - 4:40
  2. "I Should Care" (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) - 6:14
  3. "How High the Moon" (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) - 7:51
  4. "Colombine/Pulcinella" - 9:22
  5. "Spanish Steps" - 4:08
  6. "Pyramid (Blues for Junior)" (Ray Brown) - 10:41
  7. "Milt Meets Sid" (Jackson) - 3:40
  8. "I Remember Clifford" (Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks) - 6:03
  9. "Vendome" - 2:42 MOG
  10. "Skating in Central Park" - 6:10

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Modern Jazz Quartet discography accessed May 29, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S., Allmusic Review accessed February 21, 2014
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (1996) [1992]. "Modern Jazz Quartet". The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (3rd ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 921. ISBN 9780140513684. 
  4. ^ Penguin Guide to Jazz: Crown Albums List, accessed February 20, 2014