Modern Jazz Quartet (The) - 20 Original Albums
This box is a musical treat for all jazz fans. We are
publishing on 10 CDs an incredible 20 original albums
by the Modern Jazz Quartet. Founded in 1952 the
ensemble made a name for themselves with their unique
combination of cool jazz and European chamber music.
Many people, especially in Europe, who had not until then
heard any jazz, were also drawn to their concert venues.
For a decade the group continued to enjoy huge success
with their guest appearances worldwide. In the 1960s
the quartet performed together only sporadically, the
individual members tending to devote their time to other
projects. In 1974 they broke up, only to come together
again in 1981 when they toured throughout the world.
Their last recording appeared in 1993.