Pyramid (Modern Jazz Quartet album)

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Pyramid
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
(1958)
Pyramid
(1959)
Music from Odds Against Tomorrow
(1959)
Milt Jackson chronology
The Ballad Artistry of Milt Jackson
(1959)
Pyramid
(1959)
Music from Odds Against Tomorrow
(1959)
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]

Reception[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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