Review: John Lewis was one of the founders of the Modern Jazz Quartet, which focused on group collaboration over individual stars. This stellar celebration shows off what he might have done with a larger group.
If You Like: Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton
Favorite Tracks: (1) 2 Degrees West, 3 Degrees East (5) Delauney's Dilemna (7) Piazza Navona (8) Pulcinella (11) Two Bass Hit
Track Review: 1/ clarinet starts> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> sweet guitar solo> piano solo> fade 2/ horns start- big noise> swinging brassy uptempo jam> slows to midtempo> crescendo end 3/ gorgeous piano solo 4/ spoken intro 5/ horns swing uptempo> quick stop 6/ trumpet starts> slow tempo jam> fade 7/ horns start> slow tempo swings to fast tempo> crescendo end 8/ piano starts> slow tempo builds to midtempo> 9/ horns start> slow, like a conversation between horns & piano> swings uptempo then slows to a crawl 10/ spoken word 11/ horns start> uptempo swing> piano solo> crescendo end