MJQ & Friends: A 40th Anniversary Celebration

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MJQ & Friends: A 40th Anniversary Celebration
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Studio album by Modern Jazz Quartet
Released 1994
Recorded June 1992, April 1993 and July 1993
Power Station and Skyline Studios, New York City, Skyline Studios, Los Angeles and the Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux
Genre Jazz
Length 71:23
Label Atlantic 82538-2
Producer Ahmet Ertegun and Arif Mardin
Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
For Ellington
(1988)For Ellington1988
MJQ & Friends: A 40th Anniversary Celebration
(1992–93)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

MJQ & Friends: A 40th Anniversary Celebration is an album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded in New York City, Los Angeles and at the Montreux Jazz Festival with guest artists including Bobby McFerrin, Take 6, Phil Woods, Wynton Marsalis, Illinois Jacquet, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Branford Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Freddie Hubbard and Nino Tempo and released on the Atlantic label.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review stated "It's an enjoyable and varied set".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bags' Groove" (Milt Jackson) – 5:01
  2. "All the Things You Are" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 5:57
  3. "Cherokee" (Ray Noble) – 6:08
  4. "(Back Home Again in) Indiana" (James F. Hanley< Ballard MacDonald) – 7:44
  5. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 5:28
  6. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) – 6:14
  7. "Memories of You" (Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf) – 4:16
  8. "Blues for Juanita" (Jackson) – 3:55
  9. "There Will Never Be Another You" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 4:40
  10. "Easy Living" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 4:10
  11. "Django" (John Lewis) – 7:43
  12. "Darn That Dream" (Eddie DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 5:16
  13. "Billie's Bounce" (Charlie Parker) – 4:45

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 6, 2012
  2. ^ World Music Catalogue accessed June 6, 2012