The Legendary Profile

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The Legendary Profile
The Legendary Profile.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedJune 1, 1972
Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City
LabelAtlantic 1623
ProducerJohn Lewis
Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
Plastic Dreams
The Legendary Profile
In Memoriam
Milt Jackson chronology
The Legendary Profile
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 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., ed. (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