European Concert

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European Concert
European Concert.jpg
Live album by Modern Jazz Quartet
Released 1962
Recorded April 11, 12 & 13, 1960
Stockholm and Goteborg, Sweden
Genre Jazz
Length 76:17
Label Atlantic SD 2-603 (orig. as Atlantic 1385 and 1386)
Producer Nesuhi Ertegun
Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
Music from Odds Against Tomorrow
(1959)
European Concert
(1960)
Dedicated to Connie
(1960)
Milt Jackson chronology
Vibrations
(1960-61)
European Concert
(1960)
Dedicated to Connie
(1960)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

European Concert is a live album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded in Sweden in April 1960 and originally released on two consecutive volumes on the Atlantic label.[3]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review stated "Long considered one of, if not the classic album from the Modern Jazz Quartet, European Concert defines them simultaneously as a recording entity as well as a working band".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Lewis except as indicated

  1. "Django" - 5:32
  2. "Bluesology" (Milt Jackson) - 4:39
  3. "I Should Care" (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) - 5:33
  4. "La Ronde" - 3:07
  5. "I Remember Clifford" (Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks) - 5:15
  6. "Festival Sketch" - 4:40
  7. "Vendome" - 2:45
  8. "Odds Against Tomorrow" - 6:57
  9. "Pyramid (Blues for Junior)" (Ray Brown) - 8:45
  10. "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 5:36
  11. "Skating in Central Park" - 6:10
  12. "The Cylinder" (Jackson) - 6:28
  13. "'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk) - 3:51
  14. "Bags' Groove" (Jackson) - 5:13
  15. "I'll Remember April" (Gene de Paul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye) - 4:54

Tracks 5, 6, 9, 12, 14 and 15 recorded in Stockholm, April 11; tracks 1 - 4, 8, 11 recorded in Goteborg, April 12; tracks 7, 10, 13 recorded in Stockholm, April 13.[3]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed May 29, 2012
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 143. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ a b Modern Jazz Quartet discography accessed May 29, 2012