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The Modern Jazz Society Presents a Concert of Contemporary Music

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Released  1955
The Modern Jazz Society Presents a Concert of Contemporary Music (1955)  Grand Encounter (1956)
Release date  1955
Label  Norgran Records
Length  43:08
Artist  John Lewis
Producer  Norman Granz
Genre  Jazz
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Recorded  March 14, 1955 New York City
Similar  John Lewis albums, Jazz albums

The Modern Jazz Society Presents a Concert of Contemporary Music is an album of music composed by John Lewis and arranged and condducted by Gunther Schuller which was originally released on the Norgran label.

Contents

Reception

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars. The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album a "Crown" of recommended jazz recordings.

Track listing

All compositions by John Lewis

  1. Midsömmer" - 9:57
  2. "Little David's Fugue" - 5:33
  3. "The Queen's Fancy" - 4:52
  4. "Django" - 8:04
  5. "Sun Dance" - 3:16

Personnel

  • John Lewis - supervisor, arranger
  • Gunther Schuller - French horn, arranger, conductor
  • J. J. Johnson - trombone
  • Jim Poole - flute
  • Manny Ziegler - bassoon
  • Aaron Sachs (tracks 2, 4 & 5), Anthony Sciacca (tracks 1 & 3) - clarinet
  • Stan Getz (tracks 1 & 3), Lucky Thompson (tracks 2, 4 & 5) - tenor saxophone
  • Percy Heath - bass
  • Connie Kay - drums
  • References

    The Modern Jazz Society Presents a Concert of Contemporary Music Wikipedia


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