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Martin Jones - Grainger -Dished up for Piano- - Volume 1

In a Nutshell, suite for piano; sketches 1905, comp. 1914-16: IV. The Gum-suckers March

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Some Saturday night swinging with The Modern Jazz Quartet on The Listening Party with your host Roxane Gagne, beginning at 10pm.

The Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) was a jazz combo established in 1952 that played music influenced by classical, cool jazz, blues and bebop. For most of its history the Quartet consisted of John Lewis (piano), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), Percy Heath (double bass), and Connie Kay (drums).

The group grew out of the rhythm section of Dizzy Gillespie's big band from 1946 to 1948, which consisted of Lewis and Jackson along with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Kenny Clarke. They recorded as the Milt Jackson Quartet in 1951 and Brown left the group, being replaced as bassist by Heath. During the early-to-mid-1950s they became the Modern Jazz Quartet, Lewis became the group's musical director, and they made several recordings with Prestige Records.

This Saturday on The Listening Party, host Roxane Gagne will be playing one of the discs from the 2CD Anthology set. This set comprises four albums: The Modern Jazz Quartet (1952), Sonny Rollins with The Modern Jazz Quartet (1953), The MJQ (1954 & 1955). 

 

So, tune in at 10pm to hear The Modern Jazz Quartet on The Listening Party.