Label: Original Jazz Classics - OJC-002,Prestige - P-7005 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Jazz •
One of those was the replacement of co-founder Kenny Clarke drums with former Lester Young quintet member Connie Kay drumswho joined in time for the other hallmark -- this, the MJQ 's very first full-length long-player.
Kay remained with the combo for the better part of four decades, until As In Morning Sunrise - The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde passing in The transition between percussionists is both smooth as well as sensible.
Kay 's understated rhythms and solid timekeeping are perfectly suited to the clever arrangements and sophisticated sound of Milt Jackson vibraphoneJohn Lewis piano and Percy Heath bass. One MJQ constant is the blend of classic covers and stunning original compositions that comprise their releases. Concorde is certainly no exception as the effort kicks off with a mid-tempo Jackson 's "Ralph's New Blues.
The title track "Concorde" is the other tune to be derived from within the band. Lewis ' effervescent syncopation drives through the heart of the melody, with the pianist laying down essential interplay. Once again Kay impresses with well-placed ringing interjections that never overpower the soloist. Most Softly among the As In Morning Sunrise - The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde popular standards are the slightly brooding opulence of Cole Porter 's "All of You" and the fugal, if not slightly Third Stream approach taken on "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" from the short-lived collaborations Siła I Walka - Honor - 20 Lat Pod Sztandarem Orła 1989-2009 Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II.
However, the centerpiece is undoubtedly the four selections within the "Gershwin Medley. They collectively provide keen insight into the inner-workings of the MJQ and their collective abilities to improvise with purpose, rather than simply combining aimless solos.
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