The Legendary Profile

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The Legendary Profile
The Legendary Profile.jpg
Studio album by Modern Jazz Quartet
Released 1972
Recorded June 1, 1972
Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 35:37
Label Atlantic 1623
Producer John Lewis
Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
Plastic Dreams
(1971)Plastic Dreams1971
The Legendary Profile
In Memoriam
(1973)In Memoriam1973
Milt Jackson chronology
(1972) Cherry1972
The Legendary Profile
(1972) The Legendary Profile1972
(1972) Sunflower1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

The Legendary Profile is an album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet recorded in 1972 and released on the Atlantic label.[3]


The Allmusic review stated "This is an MJQ album that, for most fans, is somewhat off their beaten path. At a time when they had left Apple records, returning to the Atlantic label, and when fusion was just getting started, the group incorporates more Brazilian music in the mix, and John Lewis plays Fender Rhodes electric piano on two tracks... Not an essential item in their catalog, this is reserved strictly for completists".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Lewis except as indicated

  1. "The Legendary Profile" (Milt Jackson) - 4:53
  2. "Valeria" - 4:30
  3. "Misty Roses" (Tim Hardin) - 6:54
  4. "The Martyr" (Jackson) - 6:41
  5. "What Now My Love (Et Maintenant)" (Gilbert Bécaud, Carl Sigman) - 5:42
  6. "Romance" - 6:57



  1. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed June 1, 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. ^ Modern Jazz Quartet discography accessed June 1, 2012