Blues on Bach is an album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet recorded in 1973 and released on the Atlantic label.
The Modern Jazz Quartet "Blues On Bach", The Swingle Singers "Jazz Sebastien Bach", "Anyone For Mozart, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi?" and "A Cappella Amadeus-Bach Hits Back" are a few in my CD collection. A wonderful DVD "Swinging Bach" featuring Bobby McFerrin and Guests, Live from the Market Square in Leipzig, Germany, distributed by Image Entertainment is a must view for serious Jazz and Classical fans.
Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 based on works of Johann Sebastian Bach: 1: Chorale Prelude for Organ, The Old Year Has Now Passed Away; 3: Chorale, Sleepers Awake; 5: Chorale, Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring 7: Fugue in D Minor from Clavierbuechlein; 9: Prelude No. 8 from Well-Tempered Clavier. Originally issued in 1974. Re-released under the Atlantic Masters Series. Remastered from the original analogue tapes. Label Code (On CD-Label): 000325.
Album · 1972 · 9 Songs. The Modern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn With Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2 - EP. 1958.
The Modern Jazz Quartet epitomized what some observers labeled, perhaps derisively, "chamber jazz. The recently formed Classical Jazz Quartet (CJQ), featuring bassist Ron Carter, pianist Kenny Barron, drummer Lewis Nash, and vibraphonist Stefon Harris have revived that elegant tradition. The group has followed up last year's The Nutcracker with Plays Bach. As I listened to the opening theme of "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring", and its all too faithful replication of the original opus, I dreaded the worst.
The Swingle Singers' scat vocal jazz swing arrangements of Johann Sebastian Bach classics were among their most popular material, particularly in Europe (where they actually enjoyed some chart success in the . Accompanied by nothing more than double bass and drums, the octet distributed their vocal parts equally among two sopranos, two altos, two tenors, and two basses, favoring brisk tempos.
Performer: The Modern Jazz Quartet Album: Blues on Bach Label: Atlantic. Made in DE. Catalog 781393-2 Style: Jazz Year: 1974 Format: FLAC (tracks+. Tracklist: - 01. Regret? 02. Blues in B Flat 03. Rise Up in the Morning 04. Blues in A Minor 05.