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May 3, 1920 - March 29, 2001


The "Modern Jazz Quartet" perform at the 1982 "Capital Radio Jazz Festival" in London.

"Django" was composed by John Lewis.


Milt Jackson, vibes
John Lewis, piano
Percy Heath, bass
Connie Kay, drums

John Lewis joined Dizzy Gillespie's big band, along with drummer Kenny Clarke, in the mid-'40s serving as pianist and composer/arranger.

In 1948 following a tour of Europe he left Gillespie to work with Gil Evans and Gerry Mulligan while recording Miles Davis' second album "Birth of the Cool."

Pursue a solo career as an accompanist Lewis would perform with artists including Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lester Young.

During the early 1950s he joined the "Milt Jackson Quartet" comprised of members the Gillespie band, renamed the "Modern Jazz Quartet" in 1952.

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