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4 Jim Hart's modern jazz quartet, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold, Tuesday The three-times winner at the British Jazz Awards and Parliamentary Jazz Award is joined by pianist Barry Green, bass player Matt Ridley and drummer Steve Brown.
The absence of bass is never really noticed, and the interaction between vibes and piano can't help but remind the older listener of Milt Jackson and John Lewis in the Modern Jazz Quartet.
Modern Jazz Quartet vibraphonist Milt Jackson introduced him to bebop legend Charlie Parker and brought him into the fraternity of jazz innovators.
Around him, listening intently, are gathered three jazz musicians of the highest calibre: bassist Richard Davis, who had played with the likes of Miles Davis and Sarah Vaughan, guitarist Jay Berliner, best known for his work with Charles Mingus, and drummer Connie Kay, a member of the esteemed Modern Jazz Quartet.
The jazz connection After his brother joined Atlantic in 1956, the label attracted many of the most inventive jazz musicians of the era, including Coltrane, Charles Mingus, the Modern Jazz Quartet and Ornette Coleman.
The family cachet did not stop there because Eric's uncle was the composer/pianist John Lewis, of the ground-breaking Modern Jazz Quartet.
pop crooner Luther Vandross, smoky-voiced band-singing rage and 40’s movie star Frances Langford, Modern Jazz Quartet bass player Percy Heath, and Sweden’s most popular jazz vocalist, Monica Zetterlund, who once recorded albums with Zoot Sims and Bill Evans.
The Complete Modern Jazz Quartet Prestige & Pablo Recordings.