The Sheriff (album)

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The Sheriff
Studio album by Modern Jazz Quartet
Released 1964
Recorded May 16 & 17 and December 20, 1963
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 30:21
Label Atlantic 1414
Producer Nesuhi Ertegun
Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
Lonely Woman
The Sheriff
A Quartet is a Quartet is a Quartet
Milt Jackson chronology
Big Bags
The Sheriff
Milt Jackson Quintet Live at the Village Gate
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Sheriff is an album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded in 1963 and released on the Atlantic label.[2]


The Allmusic review stated "The Sheriff features the Modern Jazz Quartet in fine swinging form. The program is not as sharply focused as on some of the earlier Atlantic releases, but it is compelling nonetheless".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Lewis except as indicated

  1. "The Sheriff" - 2:41
  2. "In a Crowd" - 3:05
  3. "Bachianas Brasileiras" (Heitor Villa-Lobos) - 5:44
  4. "Mean to Me" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) - 4:24
  5. "Natural Affection" - 4:08
  6. "Donnie's Theme" - 4:13
  7. "Carnival" (Luiz Bonfá) - 6:06



  1. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed May 28, 2012
  2. ^ Modern Jazz Quartet discography accessed May 29, 2012