The group performs live from the Zelt-Musik-Festival, Freiburg, 1987. From their roots as the rhythm section in Dizzy Gillespie's immortal big band, the MJQ helped bring respectability to Jazz but always leave plenty of space for bluesy and swinging improvising. The 35th Anniversary Concert is no exception. Pianist and composer John Lewis, bassist Percy Heath, vibraphonist extraordinaire Milt Jackson and drummer Connie Kay perform in this unforgettable performance that defines the dignity of jazz; from the echoes of the classical European tradition to the inspiration of classical jazz.
Personnel: John Lewis - piano; Milt Jackson - vibraphone; Percy Heath - bass; Connie Kay - drums