Modern Jazz Quartet – Blues at Carnegie Hall {Rhino}[MFSL]

Review by Scott Yanow (
On this Mobile Fidelity CD reissue of a live Atlantic set from 1966, The Modern Jazz Quartet performs eight blues-based compositions. In addition to such familiar pieces as the inevitable “Bags’ Groove,” “Ralph’s New Blues” (dedicated to jazz critic Ralph Gleason) and “The Cylinder,” there are a few newer pieces (including “Home” which is similar to Lee Morgan’s hit “The Sidewinder”) included for variety. This predictable but consistently swinging set is particularly recommended to fans of vibraphonist Milt Jackson.

01 – Pyramid (Blues for Junior)
02 – The Cylinder
03 – Really True Blues
04 – Ralph’s New Blues
05 – Monterey Mist
06 – Home
07 – Blues Milanese
08 – Bags’ Groove

John Lewis – piano
Milt Jackson – vibes
Percy Heath – bass
Connie Kay – drums

Recorded during a benefit concert presented by
the Manhattan School of Music at Carnegie Hall, April 27, 1966; New York City.

Label: Rhino – MFSL Edition
Year: 1994
Genre: Jazz
Style: Cool, Third Stream

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork