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us: Modern Jazz Quartet



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    • us: MJQ (Modern Jazz Quartet)
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    • found: The Modern Jazz Quartet. [Phonodisc] 1959.
    • found: Modern Jazz Quartet [SR] p1991: label (Modern Jazz Quartet) container (Milt Jackson, vibraphone; John Lewis, piano; Ray Brown (Aug. 24, 1951 session) or Percy Heath (Sept. 18, 1951 and Apr. 1952 sessions), bass; Kenny Clarke (Aug. 24, 1951 and Apr. 1952 sessions) or Al Johns [i.e. Jones] (Sept. 18, 1951 session), drums) insert (notes from original LP, MG-12046: "the enclosed sides are the first by the group which was at that time called the Milt Jackson Quartet")
    • found: Grovemusic WWW site, Aug. 11, 2003: Jazz (Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ); performed and recorded under the name Milt Jackson Quartet (Milt Jackson, vibraphone; John Lewis, piano; Kenny Clarke, drums; Ray Brown, double bass) in 1951; incorporated as the Modern Jazz Quartet in 1952 after Percy Heath replaced Brown)
    • found: Allmusic.com, May 31, 2004: The Modern Jazz Quartet p. (group members: Milt Jackson, John Lewis, Connie Kay, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke, Albert "Tootie" Heath; Pianist John Lewis, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Kenny Clarke first came together as the rhythm section of the 1946 Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra; next came together in 1951, recording as the Milt Jackson Quartet; In 1952 with Percy Heath taking Brown's place, the Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) became a permanent group. Other than Connie Kay succeeding Clarke in 1955, the band's personnel was set; group recorded for Prestige (1952-55), Atlantic (1956-74), Verve (1957), United Artists (1959) and Apple (1967-69); group broke up in 1974; 1981 Modern Jazz Quartet (which has recorded further albums for Pablo and Altantic) after death of Connie Kay in 1995, Albert "Tootie" Heath became his replacement)
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