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Modern Jazz Quartet With Laurindo Almeida

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The Modern Jazz Quartet was established in 1952 by Milt Jackson (vibraphone), John Lewis (piano, musical director), Percy Heath (bass), and Kenny Clarke, replaced by Connie Kay in 1955 (drums). Inspired by Classical music, Blues, Swing and Bop, the quartet performed in several jazz styles, including bebop, cool jazz and third stream.
Milton Jackson Born January 1, 1923 Detroit, Michigan
Died October 9, 1999 (aged 76) New York City
Manhattan, New York

Milton Jackson - Born January 1, 1923 Detroit, Michigan
Died October 9, 1999 (aged 76) Manhattan, New York
Percy Heath Born April 30, 1923 Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Died April 28, 2005 (aged 81)
Kenneth Spearman Clarke (Klook) Born January 9, 1914 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died January 26, 1985 (aged 71)
Connie Kay (born Conrad Henry Kirnon on April 27, 1927, Bronx (?) New York died November 30,1994 (aged 67) Manhattan, New York

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