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The Classical Jazz Quartet - Play Tchaikovsky (2006) [Repost]  Music

Posted by technick at March 27, 2012
The Classical Jazz Quartet - Play Tchaikovsky (2006) [Repost]

The Classical Jazz Quartet - Play Tchaikovsky (2006)
EAC: flac (tracks)+cue+log | RAR, 3%, 342,43MB | mp3 320kbps | RAR, 3%, 122,03MB | Scans | RAR, 3%, 30,44MB
Label: Recording Arts SA | Cat №: KOB 10011 | (FilePost+Turbobit+DepositFiles)

"Play Tchaikovsky" is based on the composers ballet The Nutcracker Suite and a hard swinging version of “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” appropriately entitled “Groove of the Sugar Plum Fairy” is amongst the highlights.
The Classical Jazz Quartet - Play Rachmaninov (2006) {KOB 10004}

The Classical Jazz Quartet - Play Rachmaninov (2006) {KOB 10004}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 394MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

One of a series of sessions featuring Bob Belden's arrangements for the Classical Jazz Quartet, this volume focuses exclusively on one piece, Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto №2 in C Minor. As a result, this is by far the most ambitious project tackled by the quartet, though Kenny Barron, Stefon Harris, Ron Carter and Lewis Nash are more than up to the task.
The Classical Jazz Quartet - Play Tchaikovsky (2006) {KOB 10011}

The Classical Jazz Quartet - Play Tchaikovsky (2006) {KOB 10011}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 406MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite has previously been arranged in a jazz setting by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, but Bob Belden's charts for the superb Classical Jazz Quartet (Kenny Barron, Stefon Harris, Ron Carter, and Lewis Nash) are also worth investigating.The musicianship is at a high level throughout the session; Carter's fluid basslines and Nash's subtle percussion are essential to the date.
Classical Jazz Quartet - Complete Recordings (2004) 2CDs, Reissue 2015

Classical Jazz Quartet - Complete Recordings (2004) 2CDs, Reissue 2015
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 990 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 375 Mb | Scans included | Time: 02:31:45
Neo-Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Classical Crossover | Label: Kind Of Blue/Recording Arts | # 2X645

The names of Johann Sebastian Bach, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff do not necessarily conjure images and sounds of jazz in one's mind, that is until one has listened to recordings by the Classical Jazz Quartet. Although these musicians utilize the same instruments as the Modern Jazz Quartet, they are in no way clones or copycats of that groundbreaking group. They have very much their own sound and style. This is not surprising given the huge talent of the musicians involved; all four are virtuosos on their respective instruments. The themes, although composed in a different time and place, become excellent vehicles for complex, sometimes, bluesy, often swinging and always fresh improvisations in the hands of these musicians. And although one might think of any recording billed as "classical meets jazz" as background music, this music definitely is not. The double CD consists of the group's three previously released recordings, plus one bonus track featuring their interpretation of Handel's Hallelujah.
The Classical Jazz Quartet - Christmas (2001) {Kind Of Blue 10014}

The Classical Jazz Quartet - Christmas (2001) {Kind Of Blue 10014}
EAC 0.95p3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 423MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

The Classical Jazz Quartet are a superstar group with great critical and commercial success. This disc features music mostly taken from their Bach and Tchaikovsky albums. It also features the unreleased "Hallelujah" from Handel's "Messiah" and is practically a CJQ greates.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Hi-Res Album Collection (Incomplete) [24bit/192kHz] Combined RE-UP

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Hi-Res Album Collection (1960-1975)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 360:15 minutes | ~ 14,2 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

The Modern Jazz Quartet was a jazz combo established in 1952 that played music influenced by classical, cool jazz, blues and bebop. The band performed over a forty-year span with only one personnel change. For the majority of their career the group comprised John Lewis (piano and musical director), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), Percy Heath (double bass) and Connie Kay (drums). The paradox of the MJQ's music-making was that each individual member could improvise with an exciting vibrancy while maintaining the precision and collectedness of a classical group.
Jazz Casual - Cannonball Adderley; Modern Jazz Quartet (2002)

Jazz Casual - Cannonball Adderley; Modern Jazz Quartet (2002)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 583 Mbps, 720 x 576 at 25.000 fps | Audio: MPEG Audio 2 channels at 224 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Idem | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 8 April 2002 | Runtime: 60 min. | 1,99 GB (DVD5)

Cannonball Adderley - One of the great alto saxophonists, Cannonball Adderley had an exuberant and happy sound that communicated immediately to listeners. His intelligent presentation of his music (often explaining what he and his musicians were going to play) helped make him one of the most popular of all jazzmen.
Adderley already had an established career as a high school band director in Florida when, during a 1955 visit to New York, he was persuaded to sit in with Oscar Pettiford's group at the Cafe Bohemia. His playing created such a sensation that he was soon signed to Savoy and persuaded to play jazz full-time in New York.

Modern Jazz Quartet - 40 Years Of M.J.Q. (2006)  Music

Posted by Melaron at Sept. 10, 2011
Modern Jazz Quartet - 40 Years Of M.J.Q. (2006)

Modern Jazz Quartet - 40 Years Of M.J.Q. (2006)
DVD-5 | Runtime: 58 min. | 3,41 Gb | Copy: Untouched
Video: NTSC, MPEG Video at 5 588 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6 ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS at 755 Kbps, PCM 2 ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Jazz, Bop | Label: TDK UK LTD

On tour for their 40th Anniversary, the four jazz giants stopped in Stuttgart for the “Jazz Gipfel” 1992, where they were joined by the Arcata chamber orchestra, directed by Patrick Strub. As Pianist John Lewis’ compositions had long been influenced by his affinity for the so-called “Third Stream” between jazz and classical music, this seemed an apt celebration. The MJQ existed from 1952 to 1974, and again from 1981 to 1995. Over the years it took such deep root in the consciousness of jazz fans that, quite irrationally, one could believe in the immortality of its members. The past few years have proved us wrong: all four members of the quartet have died, the last was Percy Heath in 2005.
Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet (1956/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet (1956/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:25 minutes | 1,55 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This album, not released until 1956, contains the first recordings Sonny Rollins made for Prestige as leader in 1951 and 1953. Rollins is backed on four songs by the Modern Jazz Quartet (John Lewis, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath and Kenny Clarke), eight other tracks feature Heath with Kenny Drew and Art Blakey, while Miles Davis plays piano on the closing number I Know. Several of these songs appeared in 1952 on 10 inch vinyl entitled Sonny Rollins Quartet.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde (1955/2008/2014) [Official Digital Download]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concorde (1955/2008/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 36:30 minutes | 415 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Rudy Van Gelder Remaster - 2008

This is a set with the Modern Jazz Quartet. The choice of material and its order of appearance approximates a set you might hear if you were listening to the group at one of America’s leading jazz rooms. All the pieces display different use of contrapuntal technique. The record features works, "Ralph's New Blues" which starts off the set, "All of You" from Cole Porter's musical Silk Stockings, and Sigmund Romberg's "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" from New Moon. Originally recorded in 1955, the six song set has been remastered by Concord's original engineer Rudy Van Gelder.