3AM Eternal: Modern Jazz Quartet: Space (1969)

The Beatles‘ record label, Apple Records, was a label with well-meaning intent but poor management and planning. Intended as a label of artistic quality and innovation, it sadly didn’t live up to its lofty goals.

The Modern Jazz Quartet was a long-standing jazz quartet, led by Milt Jackson and John Lewis, and had been around for a decade and a half when they joined forces with Apple Records. They released two albums for the label, Under the Jasmin Tree (which had been recorded and was in the can when they signed) and Space. Released in 1969, Space was one of the band’s most innovative, trippiest recordings.

Yet it’s simply par for the course in the vast and storied MJQ discography. Enjoy!

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