The Comedy (album)

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The Comedy
Studio album by Modern Jazz Quartet
Released 1962
Recorded October 20, 1960 and January 22, 23 & 24, 1962
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 34:35
Label Atlantic 1390
Producer Nesuhi Ertegun
Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
The Modern Jazz Quartet & Orchestra
(1960)
The Comedy
(1962)
Lonely Woman
(1962)
Milt Jackson chronology
Bags Meets Wes!
(1961)
The Comedy
(1962)
Very Tall
(1962)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

The Comedy is an album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded in 1960 and 1962 and released on the Atlantic label.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review stated "This is the type of album that led many bop purists to criticize the Modern Jazz Quartet (and John Lewis in particular) for being overly influenced by Western classical music".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Lewis

  1. "Spanish Steps" - 5:35
  2. "Columbine" - 4:10
  3. "Pulcinella" - 4:20
  4. "Pierrot" - 3:23
  5. "La Cantatrice" - 4:58
  6. "Harlequin" - 6:58
  7. "Piazza Navona" - 5:11

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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