The Modern Jazz Quartet

The Modern Jazz Quartet
Years active
since 1952
Country
United States
Comments
Jazz quartet formed in 1952 by former members of the Dizzy Gillespie band. The quartet was important in the development of jazz in the 1950s, and although they officially disbanded in 1974, they’ve reformed for both concerts and recordings several times.
Members
Milt Jackson Vibraphone (1952-1974)
Percy Heath Bass (1955-1974)
John Lewis Piano (1952-1974)
Connie Kay Drums (1955-1974)
Kenny Clarke Drums (1952-1955): left after a dispute with John Lewis over the musical direction of the quartet.
Related
Modern Jazz Society
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