The Modern Jazz Society Presents a Concert of Contemporary Music

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The Modern Jazz Society Presents a Concert of Contemporary Music
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Studio album by
Released1955
RecordedMarch 14, 1955
New York City
GenreJazz
Length43:08
LabelNorgran
MGN 1040
ProducerNorman Granz
John Lewis chronology
The Modern Jazz Society Presents a Concert of Contemporary Music
(1955)
Grand Encounter
(1956)

The Modern Jazz Society Presents a Concert of Contemporary Music is an album of music composed by John Lewis and arranged and condducted by Gunther Schuller which was originally released on the Norgran label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
Penguin Guide to Jazz"Crown" [4]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars.[3] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album a "Crown" of recommended jazz recordings.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Lewis

  1. Midsömmer" - 9:57
  2. "Little David's Fugue" - 5:33
  3. "The Queen's Fancy" - 4:52
  4. "Django" - 8:04
  5. "Sun Dance" - 3:16

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norgran Records Catalog: 1000 series accessed March 23, 2016
  2. ^ Furtsner, M. John Lewis DDiscography accessed March 23, 2016
  3. ^ a b A Concert of Contemporary Music – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2002) [1992]. "John Lewis". The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (6th ed.). New York: Penguin. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. ^ Penguin Guide to Jazz: Crown Albums List, accessed March 23, 2016