Pyramid (Modern Jazz Quartet album)

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Pyramid
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Studio album by Modern Jazz Quartet
Released 1960
Recorded August 22 & 25 and December 21, 1959 and January 15, 1960
Music Inn, Lenox, Massachusetts and Capitol Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 37:24
Label Atlantic 1325
Producer Nesuhi Ertegun
Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
The Modern Jazz Quartet at Music Inn Volume 2
(1958)The Modern Jazz Quartet at Music Inn Volume 21958
Pyramid
(1959)
Music from Odds Against Tomorrow
(1959)Music from Odds Against Tomorrow1959
Milt Jackson chronology
The Ballad Artistry of Milt Jackson
(1959) The Ballad Artistry of Milt Jackson1959
Pyramid
(1959) String Module Error: Match not found1959
Music from Odds Against Tomorrow
(1959) Music from Odds Against Tomorrow1959
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 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]

Reception[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  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