The Modern Jazz Quartet Fontessa 180g LP (Mono)
High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Virgin Vinyl LP!
The famous critic and jazz expert Ralph J. Gleason quite rightly mentioned two
highly distinctive men in his liner notes – John Donne and Pablo Picasso. Almost
four hundred years and a great deal of seawater separate the two exceptional
artists from England and Spain. Nevertheless the four black US-Americans who
make up the Modern Jazz Quartet bridge the gap between time and continents
And what’s more, blues is also to be heard – and bebop! And evergreens from the
Broadway shows of the Thirties too!
In contrast to some of the other rather more dawdling and laid-back MJQ LPs, "Fontessa"
offers diversified and intense music. Nothing is routine, perhaps because the
drummer Connie Kay had replaced Kenny Clark just one year previously. But maybe
too because Milt Jackson’s blues influence inspired John Lewis perceptibly to
forget all about discipline. All seven numbers are true gems. But if you want a
special hint, just listen to "Bluesology". Well, perhaps the present author is
too much of a Milt Jackson fan. Be that as it may, the music magazine "Rolling
Stone" gave this LP a five-star rating!
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from
the master tapes through to the cutting head.
• 180g High Quality Vinyl
• Pure Analogue
• AAA Recording
John Lewis, piano
Milt Jackson, vibraharp
Percy heath, bass
Connie Kay, drums
1. Versailles (Porte de Versailles)
2. Angel Eyes
1. Over The Rainbow
3. Willow Weep For Me
4. Woodyn You
Recorded January & February 1955 by Rudy van Gelder in mono.