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4 background musicians = 1 cool quartet December 3, 2007

Posted by Jeff in Cool, Jazz, Music.

Milt Jackson on vibraphone, John Lewis on piano, Percy Heath on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums.

Four musicians on instruments that normally play under the leads in modern jazz. No horns, no reeds, no vocals.

Resist the temptation to treat The Modern Jazz Quartet as background music, and listen closely to the title track of their best album, Django:

Meet the musician after whom they named this cut.

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