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Vibraphonist Nat Steele In this North Wales Jazz keynote concert, that starts at 8pm, Nat's MJQ Celebration features Gabriel Latchin (piano), Matt Ridley (double bass) and Steve Brown (drums), and they will present their own authentic take on classic numbers like Django, The Golden Striker and Bag's Groove.
Tomado de tres presentaciones en Escandinavia en abril de ese ano, el disco muestra a la perfeccion lo que el MJQ desplegaba en un escenario.
One of the final MJQ recordings was the Stuttgart concert from 1992, found on the second DVD.
In the 1950s, U.S.-sponsored State Department tours attracted giants like Dizzy Gillespie and the MJQ. The rise of Gato Barbieri in the 1970s was a cry of freedom in the midst of dictatorship.
MJQ: So, on the metaphysical side of the issue, to put the political aspect aside for the moment, it seems that one of the key texts here must be Barth's essay on St.
But I preferred Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins, Bird, Trane and the MJQ. At the time, Spider had a midnight show on KATZ and his theme song was Stan Getz's "Moonlight in Vermont." Even now, whenever I hear that song, it automatically becomes two o' clock in the morning, and I think of Spider.
The development of the MJQ is often compared to the evolution of the music from which the quartet takes its name.
In return, I exposed my family to American jazz through the Norman Granz productions that brought a dazzling array of talent to the outposts of England's industrial North - Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Roy Eldridge, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, the MJQ, Miles Davis, and many more.
The august BBC Third Programme featured jazz on Saturday afternoons, but instead of playing the latest Miles, Mingus, Monk, the MJQ, Art Blakey, or Horace Silver, they played vintage Armstrong, Ellington, and Basie.
Oregon founders Ralph Towner on guitar and piano, Paul McCandless on oboe and soprano sax, and Glen Moore on double bass continue to be peerless players with the kind of empathy and shared history that only bands like the Modern Jazz Quartet could match (and maybe they are an MJQ for our time).
Visitors will have the chance to view some of Birmingham's major attractions, including Sarehole Mill, Blakesley Hall, Aston Hall, Soho House and the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (MJQ).
From accompanying Frank Sinatra to playing with MJQ star Milt Jackson, from assisting Clint Eastwood with his film about Charlie Parker, Bird, to working with Nat King Cole's daughter Natalie on her tribute to her father, the album Unforgettable, Monty Alexander has, musically speaking, been everywhere!
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