Reunion at Budokan 1981

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Reunion at Budokan 1981
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Live album by Modern Jazz Quartet
Released 1981
Recorded October 19 & 20, 1981
Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Genre Jazz
Length 50:35
Label Pablo Pablo Live 2308-243
Producer John Lewis, Ikuzo Orita
Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
The Complete Last Concert
(1974)The Complete Last Concert1974
Reunion at Budokan 1981
Together Again: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival '82
(1982)Together Again: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival '821982
Milt Jackson chronology
Big Mouth
(1981) Big Mouth1981
Reunion at Budokan 1981
(1981) String Module Error: Match not found1981
Ain't But a Few of Us Left
(1981) Ain't But a Few of Us Left1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Reunion at Budokan 1981 is a live album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded at their reunion concert at the Nippon Budokan in 1981 and released on the Pablo label.[2]


The Allmusic review stated "the group's two biggest 'hits', "Bags' Groove" and "Django" are among the highlights of this excellent release".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Lewis except as indicated

  1. Introduction - 3:01
  2. "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg) - 6:07
  3. "The Cylinder" (Milt Jackson) - 5:32
  4. "Really True Blues" (Jackson) - 5:37
  5. "The Golden Striker" - 5:53
  6. "Odds Against Tomorrow" - 9:09
  7. "The Jasmin Tree" - 4:04
  8. "Bags' Groove" (Jackson) - 5:41
  9. "Django" - 5:31



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 1, 2012
  2. ^ Modern Jazz Quartet discography accessed June 1, 2012