Modern Jazz Movement MJ5 (CD, Comp). Millennium Jazz Vol. 4 (12").
A new compilation called J-Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984 portrays that extended decade in a country where, in the wake of post-World War II American occupation, the jazz community grew enormously. In particular, J-Jazz highlights independent releases never before issued outside Japan, mostly by artists who haven’t seen much international attention.
Space is an album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded in 1969 and released on the Apple label. Side one. "Visitor from Venus" (John Lewis) – 5:40. Visitor from Mars" (John Lewis) – 7:18. Here's That Rainy Day" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) – 4:20. Side two. "Dilemma" (Miljenko Prohaska) – 5:48.
Within each movement are multiple themes, variations and solos. The interactions between all the instruments are what make this album thoroughly enjoyable. The written material splits complicated rhythms and melody lines among musicians, which results in a ping-pong effect that grooves. He is known for his blistering free jazz explorations, but on this album we get to hear him put out an offering of orchestral jazz. It is amazing to hear such a master sound so at home in this context as he does in free jazz and rock. The arrangements, by Michael Leonhart, are beautiful, highlighting the melodies and backgrounds with the perfect choice of instruments.
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|A||–Gigolo Supreme||City Life (Flute Mix)
Producer, Mixed By – Frankie Feliciano
|B1||–Kruder & Dorfmeister||Original Bedroom Rockers
Producer, Written-By – Kruder & Dorfmeister
|B2||–Felka||Sightseeing In Paradise
Arranged By, Written-By – Felka
|MJCD 04-2||Various||Modern Jazz Movement MJ5 (CD, Comp)||Millennium Jazz||MJCD 04-2||UK||2001|
|MJ 006-6||Various||Millennium Jazz Vol. 6 (12")||Millennium Jazz||MJ 006-6||UK||2001|
|MJ 004-6||Various||Millennium Jazz Vol. 4 (12")||Millennium Jazz||MJ 004-6||UK||2001|
|MJ 005-6||Various||Millennium Jazz Vol. 5 (12")||Millennium Jazz||MJ 005-6||UK||2001|