The Modern Jazz Quartet – Third Stream Music (1960/2011) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

The Modern Jazz Quartet – Third Stream Music (1960/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:42 minutes | 1,48 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: | Front cover | © Rhino Atlantic

For the First Time – Digitally Released As High Resolution Downloads 192kHz/24bit Classic Jazz Titles from the Archives of Warner Bros Records, Reprise, Atlantic Records, and Rhino Records. Third Stream Music, a definitive recording from the illustrious quartet, fuses together the best of jazz and classical forms. The album is a rare glimpse of the ensemble’s collaboration with greats Jimmy Giuffre and Jim Hall. A celebrated work in an extensive anthology, the quartet creates rhythmic contours with their virtuoso jazz improvisations that will appeal to any music lover.

This Atlantic release has some unusual performances by the Modern Jazz Quartet. Two selections (“Da Capo” and “Fine”) combine the MJQ, which is comprised of vibraphonist Milt Jackson, pianist John Lewis, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Connie Kay, with the Jimmy Giuffre 3 (Giuffre on clarinet and tenor, with guitarist Jim Hall and bassist Ralph Pena) on “Exposure”; six chamber classical musicians add color, and a pair of other numbers (“Conversation” and the very successful “Sketch”) match the MJQ with the Beaux Arts String Quartet. There is plenty of thought-provoking music on this disc even if the idea of creating a third stream between jazz and classical music never came to pass.

01 – De Capo
02 – Fine
03 – Exposure
04 – Sketch
05 – Conversation