Pyramid (Modern Jazz Quartet album)

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Studio album by Modern Jazz Quartet
Released 1960
Recorded August 22 & 25 and December 21, 1959 and January 15, 1960
Music Inn, Lenox, Massachusetts and Capitol Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 37:24
Label Atlantic 1325
Producer Nesuhi Ertegun
Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
The Modern Jazz Quartet at Music Inn Volume 2
Music from Odds Against Tomorrow
Milt Jackson chronology
The Ballad Artistry of Milt Jackson
Music from Odds Against Tomorrow
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Pyramid is an album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded in 1959-60 and released on the Atlantic label.[2]


The Allmusic review states "The MJQ had become a jazz institution by this time, but they never lost their creative edge, and their performances (even on the remakes) are quite stimulating, enthusiastic, and fresh".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Vendome" (John Lewis) - 2:30
  2. "Pyramid (Blues for Junior)" (Ray Brown) - 10:46
  3. "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 5:02
  4. "Django" (John Lewis) - 4:36
  5. "How High the Moon" (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) - 6:15
  6. "Romaine" (Jim Hall) - 7:28



  1. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed May 29, 2012
  2. ^ Modern Jazz Quartet discography accessed May 29, 2012