The Modern Jazz Quartet: Fontessa

The Modern Jazz Quartet: Fontessa

The famous critic and jazz expert Ralph J. Gleason quite rightly mentioned two highly distinctive men in his liner notes – John Donne and Pablo Picasso. Almost four hundred years and a great deal of seawater separate the two exceptional artists from England and Spain. Nevertheless the four black US-Americans who make up the Modern Jazz Quartet bridge the gap between time and continents effortlessly. And what’s more, blues is also to be heard – and bebop! And evergreens from the Broadway shows of the Thirties too! In contrast to some of the other rather more dawdling and laid-back MJQ LPs, "Fontessa" offers diversified and intense music. Nothing is routine, perhaps because the drummer Connie Kay had replaced Kenny Clark just one year previously. But maybe too because Milt Jackson’s blues influence inspired John Lewis perceptibly to forget all about discipline. All seven numbers are true gems. But if you want a special hint, just listen to "Bluesology". Well, perhaps the present author is too much of a Milt Jackson fan. Be that as it may, the music magazine "Rolling Stone" gave this LP a five-star rating! This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. More information under www.pure-analogue.com. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.
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  • PRODUCTION

    Recording: January and February 1956 by Rudy Van Gelder in mono Production: Nesuhi Ertegun
  • RELEASE DATE

    01/11/2017
  • ARTIST(S)

    "Fontessa" - John Lewis (p); Milt Jackson (vib); Percy Heath (b); Connie Kay (dr)
  • CATALOGUE#

    Atlantic 1231
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