THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET

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The Modern Jazz Quartet were incredibly important in the development of jazz in the 1950s, and although they officially disbanded in 1974, they’ve reformed for both concerts and recordings several times since then, making them now an “evergreen” jazz band. It was not always so.

The Modern Jazz Quartet was originally formed as the Milt Jackson Quartet (which, conveniently, had the same initials, MJQ) and consisted of Jackson on vibraphone, John Lewis on piano, Percy Heath on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Of these, Clarke was the veteran of the group, a drummer who had been at Minton’s after-hours club in 1939, where Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Christian and Clarke invented “bebop” or bop, a harmonically advanced and challenging kind of new jazz.

Clarke served in the Army during World War II, and there he met and became friends with John Lewis, who was
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THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Discography

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THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Modern Jazz Quartet album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
The Modern Jazz Quartet
Cool Jazz 1953
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Concorde album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Concorde
Cool Jazz 1955
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Modern Jazz Quartet Vol. 2 album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Modern Jazz Quartet Vol. 2
Cool Jazz 1955
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Django album cover 4.79 | 5 ratings
Django
Cool Jazz 1956
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Fontessa (aka Versailles) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Fontessa (aka Versailles)
Cool Jazz 1956
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Modern Jazz Quartet (aka Pot-pourri de succès de jazz aka Night in Tunisia) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Modern Jazz Quartet (aka Pot-pourri de succès de jazz aka Night in Tunisia)
Cool Jazz 1957
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays One Never Knows - Original Film Score For “No Sun In Venice” (aka Sait On Jamais...) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays One Never Knows - Original Film Score For “No Sun In Venice” (aka Sait On Jamais...)
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1958
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Music From 5.00 | 1 ratings
Music From "Odds Against Tomorrow" (aka Patterns aka On Tour)
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1959
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Third Stream Music (aka La Troisieme Force) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Third Stream Music (aka La Troisieme Force)
Third Stream 1960
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Modern Jazz Quartet & Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Modern Jazz Quartet & Orchestra
Third Stream 1961
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Comedy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Comedy
Cool Jazz 1962
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Lonely Woman album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Lonely Woman
Cool Jazz 1962
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Sheriff album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Sheriff
Cool Jazz 1963
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Plays George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Plays George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
Third Stream 1965
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Jazz Dialogue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Dialogue
Big Band 1966
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Q.T. Hush album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Q.T. Hush
Cool Jazz 1966
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays for Lovers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays for Lovers
Cool Jazz 1966
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays Jazz Classics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays Jazz Classics
Cool Jazz 1966
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Under the Jasmin Tree album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Under the Jasmin Tree
Cool Jazz 1968
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Space album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Space
Third Stream 1969
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Plastic Dreams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plastic Dreams
Exotica 1971
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Legendary Profile album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Legendary Profile
Third Stream 1972
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET In Memoriam album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Memoriam
Cool Jazz 1974
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Blues on Bach (aka Based On Bach & The Blues) album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Blues on Bach (aka Based On Bach & The Blues)
Third Stream 1974
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Longing For The Continent album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Longing For The Continent
Cool Jazz 1985
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Topsy: This One's for Basie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Topsy: This One's for Basie
Cool Jazz 1985
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Three Windows album cover 3.09 | 2 ratings
Three Windows
Third Stream 1987
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET For Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For Ellington
Cool Jazz 1988
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET A Night At The Opera album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Night At The Opera
Third Stream 1993
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET MJQ & Friends: A 40th Anniversary Celebration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
MJQ & Friends: A 40th Anniversary Celebration
Cool Jazz 1994
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET NDR 60 Years Jazz Edition No 4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
NDR 60 Years Jazz Edition No 4
Cool Jazz 2013

THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET EPs & splits

THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET At The Opera House (with And Oscar Peterson Trio) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Opera House (with And Oscar Peterson Trio)
Cool Jazz 1957
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET A Quartet Is a Quartet Is a Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Quartet Is a Quartet Is a Quartet
Third Stream 1964

THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET live albums

THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Modern Jazz Quartet & Jimmy Giuffre At Music Inn (aka Vol 1 aka Sun Dance) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Modern Jazz Quartet & Jimmy Giuffre At Music Inn (aka Vol 1 aka Sun Dance)
Cool Jazz 1956
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Modern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn Volume 2 (Guest Artist: Sonny Rollins) (aka Midsummer) album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
The Modern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn Volume 2 (Guest Artist: Sonny Rollins) (aka Midsummer)
Cool Jazz 1958
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Pyramid album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Pyramid
Cool Jazz 1960
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET European Concert (aka En Europe) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
European Concert (aka En Europe)
Cool Jazz 1960
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET European Concert Vol.1 (aka Stockholm Concert ) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
European Concert Vol.1 (aka Stockholm Concert )
Cool Jazz 1962
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET European Concert Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
European Concert Vol. 2
Cool Jazz 1962
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Modern Jazz Quartet With Laurindo Almeida ‎: Collaboration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Modern Jazz Quartet With Laurindo Almeida ‎: Collaboration
Latin Jazz 1964
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Live at the Lighthouse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Lighthouse
Cool Jazz 1967
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Blues at Carnegie Hall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues at Carnegie Hall
Cool Jazz 1967
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Last Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Last Concert
Cool Jazz 1975
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET At Birdland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Birdland
Cool Jazz 1975
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Concert In Japan '66 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concert In Japan '66
Cool Jazz 1976
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET More From the Last Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More From the Last Concert
Third Stream 1977
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Reunion at Budokan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reunion at Budokan
Cool Jazz 1981
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Together Again : Echoes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Together Again : Echoes
Cool Jazz 1984
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Together Again! Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival '82 album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Together Again! Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival '82
Cool Jazz 1985
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Live And At Its Best album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live And At Its Best
Cool Jazz 1990
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Live España 1971 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live España 1971
Cool Jazz 1995
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET 2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West
Cool Jazz 1995
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Dedicated to Connie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dedicated to Connie
Cool Jazz 1995
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1963 Monterey Jazz Festival
Cool Jazz 1997
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET In a Crowd album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In a Crowd
Cool Jazz 1998
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Germany 1956-1958. Lost Tapes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Germany 1956-1958. Lost Tapes
Cool Jazz 2013

THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET re-issues & compilations

THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Modern Jazz Quartet (aka First Recordings New-York 1952 aka Elegance: The Birth of the Modern Jazz Quartet) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Modern Jazz Quartet (aka First Recordings New-York 1952 aka Elegance: The Birth of the Modern Jazz Quartet)
Cool Jazz 1955
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Modern Jazz Quartet / Milt Jackson Quintet : M J Q album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Modern Jazz Quartet / Milt Jackson Quintet : M J Q
Cool Jazz 1956
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Artistry Of The Modern Jazz Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Artistry Of The Modern Jazz Quartet
Cool Jazz 1986
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Complete MJQ Prestige And Pablo Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete MJQ Prestige And Pablo Recordings
Cool Jazz 2003
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Modern Jazz Archive (1951-1952) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Modern Jazz Archive (1951-1952)
Cool Jazz 2004
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Une Anthologie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Une Anthologie
Cool Jazz 2007
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET Anthology : Bluesology - The Atlantic Years 1956-1988 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anthology : Bluesology - The Atlantic Years 1956-1988
Cool Jazz 2009
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings 1956-64 [7CD BoxSet] album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings 1956-64 [7CD BoxSet]
Cool Jazz 2011

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35th Anniversary Tour
Cool Jazz 2005
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Django
Cool Jazz 2007

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