Comedy/Lonely Woman

The Comedy/Lonely Woman

by The Modern Jazz Quartet
     
 

Simply put, this is Collectables' issue of two fine, early Atlantic recordings by MJQ. While it's true that Lonely Woman might have been better served aesthetically by being paired with the brilliant self-titled debut for the label instead of The Comedy, these two offerings were basically in chronological order and released in 1962. …  See more details below

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Simply put, this is Collectables' issue of two fine, early Atlantic recordings by MJQ. While it's true that Lonely Woman might have been better served aesthetically by being paired with the brilliant self-titled debut for the label instead of The Comedy, these two offerings were basically in chronological order and released in 1962. The Comedy is notable for its deep consideration of both the theater and of classical music while remaining firmly in the jazz canon, and to a lesser degree, for the appearance of Diahann Caroll (yes, the actress) on "La Cantatrice." The latter album, with the quartet's haunting read of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman," is all killer, no filler; it's one of the most exploratory recordings the band did together and stands among their finest outings. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/2006
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431783726
catalogNumber:
7837
Rank:
162524

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Modern Jazz Quartet   Primary Artist
Milt Jackson   Vibes,Group Member
Diahann Carroll   Track Performer
Connie Kay   Drums,Group Member
Percy Heath   Bass,Group Member
John Richard Lewis   Piano,Group Member

Technical Credits

Ornette Coleman   Composer
Tom Dowd   Engineer
Gary McFarland   Composer
Phil Iehle   Engineer
Gary Kramer   Original Liner Notes
Loring Eutemey   Cover Design,Liner Design
Richard Heimann   Original Cover Photography
Raymond Mouly   Liner Notes

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