The Prestige Jazz Quartet

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The Prestige Jazz Quartet

  • Release Date: 05 Mar 1987
  • OJCCD-1937-2

While no doubt intended to fill the void left at the label by the departure of the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Prestige Jazz Quartet made something uniquely its own out of the vibes/piano/bass/drum configuration. This resulted from the distinctly brittle attack and angular solo conceptions of Teddy Charles and Mal Waldron, and the challenging material they created for the group. The MJQ link is clearest in the vibist's suite, "Take Three Parts Jazz," with an opening theme that was also… MORE