The Modern Jazz Quartet – Blues On Bach (1973/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:41 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Blues on Bach is the genre-defying album by The Modern Jazz Quartet comprised of vibraphonist Milt Jackson, pianist John Lewis, drummer Connie Kay and bassist Percy Heath. The diversified album is a combination of original blues compositions and works by Bach adapted with bluesy melodies. This hi-res remastering lends new clarity and depth to one of the most legendary quartets.
This album has an interesting concept, alternating four original blues with five adaptations of melodies from classical works by Bach. The Modern Jazz Quartet had long been quite adept in both areas, and despite a certain lack of variety on this set (alternating back and forth between the two styles somewhat predictably), the music is largely enjoyable. Vibraphonist Milt Jackson, pianist John Lewis (doubling here on harpsichord), bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Connie Kay were still all very much in their musical prime during the 21st year of the MJQ’s existence.
01 – Regret?
02 – Blues In B Flat
03 – Rise Up In The Morning
04 – Blues In A Minor
05 – Precious Joy
06 – Blues In C Minor
07 – Don’t Stop This Train
08 – Blues In H (B)
09 – Tears From The Children