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Modern Jazz Quartet: Bluesology: The Atlantic Years 1956-1988

Read "Bluesology: The Atlantic Years 1956-1988" reviewed by Chris May

Asked to name the most insurrectionary artists associated with the Atlantic label, most jazz fans would probably think first of saxophonists John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman. Pianist John Lewis' Modern Jazz Quartet would come much further down the list. Yet in its own, more velvet manner, the MJQ was as radical as Coltrane and Coleman. When ...