Live!!: The Modern Jazz Quartet The Complete Last Concert (1974)

Photo by Josh Sorenson on Pexels.com This was the last concert by The Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ), recorded on November 25,1974, and released in 1988. Although this was labelled as their last concert, and their subsequent disbanding, there was a reunion concert (Reunion At Budokan 1981), performed in Tokyo, Japan. Give a listen. Worthy to … Continue reading Live!!: The Modern Jazz Quartet The Complete Last Concert (1974)

Live: Location, location, location!

Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.com Sometimes, the setting, the location, and the splendor of a live show provoke as much anticipation as the artists who are performing: Carnegie Hall, Montreux, Ronnie Scott's, The Blue Note, and, of course, the list goes on. Without much ado, here are some of the best live recordings, in … Continue reading Live: Location, location, location!

Live!! Miles Davis & Quincy Jones at Montreux

This Miles Davis album was recorded at Montreux on July 8, 1991 and released on August 10, 1993, and was the last album Davis recorded, a few months prior to his demise on September 28, 1991.  He was already experiencing health problems on that day, and trumpeter Wallace Roney (who studied under Miles Davis from … Continue reading Live!! Miles Davis & Quincy Jones at Montreux

LIVE!! – The Koln Concert, by Keith Jarrett

    The Koln Concert, by Keith Jarrett, was performed on January 24, 1975, and the album was released later that year. This was a concert which was doomed for failure. Despite the obstacles that stood before Jarrett, including an extremely unfit piano that he was forced to employ, he pulled off one of the … Continue reading LIVE!! – The Koln Concert, by Keith Jarrett