Modern Jazz Quartet – European Concert Vol. I (1961) (SAH-K 6171)

The Modern Jazz Quartet. Even the name sounds didactic.

Of course, I’m a long-time MJQ fan and so was more than happy to part with one quid at a Whitstable junque store for the first volume of an Atlantic live Lp, recorded in front of an ever-so-polite Scandinavian audience in April 1960, which intersperses cool jazz with mild-mannered, professorial between-song patter. I’ve attached the liner notes below, which came as a separate insert sheet, should you wish to read them.

Published in: on January 11, 2012 at 10:50 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. Hi, I’ve also bought this LP, in a Budapest secondhand-store. It’s a double gatefold-vinyl, including volumes 1&2…Or? Well, on opening it, I realized, that it contained their album “The Comedy”, and another record which was the European Concert alright, but strangely enough the A side on one side of it and the C side on the other. Must be a misprint, right? So -for a ridiculously low price, to tell the truth – I got an elegantly torn sleeve, including one and a half albums complete with crackle that sounds like sitting next to ol’ grandpa’s fireplace. Pure fun.

  2. Back in the day, some double Lps were printed with the A and C sides on one disc and the B and D sides on the other; this would allow to play the album in order if you stacked your records on a multi-disc spindle. For example, see here:

    • Not a misprint, then. Good to know, thanks!

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