John Lewis (piano), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), Percy Heath (bass), Conny Kay (drums)
Picture Format: 4:3, 1 DVD Sound Format: LPCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 Running Time: 57 mins Region Code: NTSC All Recording Date: Zelt Musikfestival, Freiburg, Germany, 1987 Territory: Europe & USA, Canada (NOT for Asia, Middle East, Africa, Oceania, Central & Latin America)
Cat. No: DVWW-JMJQ35
AVAILABLE IN EUROPE, North & South America, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, DUBAI & SOUTH AFRICA
A 1987 Freiburg concert from probably the longest-lived jazz group in the world MJQ recorded and performed on and off from 1952 up until 1995. The last surviving member of the Modern Jazz Quartet, Percy Heath, sadly died in 2005. John Lewis perfected the art of integrating elements of classical style, even inserting jazz content into apparently jazz-remote forms like fugue, without sacrificing his deep rootedness in the Afro-American tradition. Django, his "requiem" for Django Reinhardt featured on this DVD and probably his best-known number, is closer to a baroque largo than to gypsy swing and at the same time conveys deep blues, while his familiarity with Bach is evident in his suite A Day in Dubrovnik.