Skip to product information
1 of 4

MGM Records,MGM Records

Metropolitan Jazz Quartet - Plays The Great Themes From The Classics (LP, Album)

Metropolitan Jazz Quartet - Plays The Great Themes From The Classics (LP, Album)

Regular price $3.00
Regular price Sale price $3.00
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Media Condition:  Very Good Plus (VG+)
Sleeve Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)
Country:    US  
Genre:       Jazz

On sale!


ANITRA SWINGS (based upon "Anitra's Dance" from the "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Grieg) • LOVE AND DREAMS (based upon "Liebestraum No. 3" by Liszt) • ROMEO MEETS JULIET (based upon "Romeo and Juliet Overture" by Tchaikovsky) • RACHMANINOFF MEETS PAGANINI (based upon "Caprice No. 24" by Paganini and the 18th Variation of "Rhapsody On A Theme by Paganini" by Rachmaninoff) • GOIN' WITH CARMEN (based upon "Habañera" from the opera "Carmen" by Bizet) • CONCERTO FOR FOUR (based upon the first movement theme of the "Second Piano Concerto" by Rachmaninoff) • BRAHMS IN BLUE (based upon the theme of the third movement of the "Third Symphony" by Brahms) • MOUNTAIN KINGERY (based upon "In The Hall Of The Mountain King" from the "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1" by Grieg) • NIGHT SONG (based upon "Nocturne in E-Flat" by Chopin) • COOL FANTASY (based upon "Fantasie Impromptu in C Sharp Minor" by Chopin)

When a recording company decides to release simultaneously five albums by a single performing group, you know there has to be something pretty unusual astir. That's exactly what MGM Records has done with the Metropolitan Jazz Quartet, America's new "MELODIC JAZZ" stylists – and the music-making at hand is definitely unusual enough to warrant the event. In this album – and its related foursome – consists of numbers that you don't normally hear in jazz versions – material in which the melody must be stressed for full effect. Stressing these melodies brilliantly but adding the spirit of freedom of jazz easomely in some of the most entertaining waxings you've heard in many a moon. Like we said, the stylings are unique – with great listening entertainment built in! This is jazz everyone will like!
In the present album the Quartet has a go at eleven great and familiar themes from the classics. The melodic brain-children of such immortal composers as Grieg, Liszt, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Paganini, Rachmaninoff, Bizet and Brahms provide the base for terrific flights of instrumental fantasy. You're sure to find it all lots of fun!


A1. Rachmaninoff Meets Paganini
A2. Anitra Swings
A3. Choppin' At Chopin
A4. Mountain Kingery
A5. Cool Fantasy
B1. Romeo Meets Juliet
B2. Concerto For Four
B3. Goin' With Carmen
B4. Love And Dreams
B5. Brahms In Blue
B6. Night Song


Barcode and Other Identifiers:

Label Code SE 3730
Matrix / Runout 055 Stereo #1119585
Matrix / Runout 58-ST #344
Matrix / Runout SE 3730 S1
Matrix / Runout 58-ST #345
Matrix / Runout SE 3730 S2


Published By Integrity Music Corporation
Published By Herbert M. Moss Publishing Co. Inc.

Data provided by Discogs
View full details