Pyramid (Modern Jazz Quartet album)

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Studio album by
RecordedAugust 22 & 25 and December 21, 1959 and January 15, 1960
Music Inn, Lenox, Massachusetts and Capitol Studios, New York City
LabelAtlantic 1325
ProducerNesuhi Ertegun
Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
The Modern Jazz Quartet at Music Inn Volume 2
Music from Odds Against Tomorrow
Milt Jackson chronology
The Ballad Artistry of Milt Jackson
Music from Odds Against Tomorrow
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

Pyramid is an album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded in 1959-60 and released on the Atlantic label.[3]


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



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