Three Windows

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Three Windows
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Studio album by
Released1987
RecordedMarch 16–20, 1987
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length51:38
Label Atlantic 81761-1
Producer Nesuhi Ertegun
Modern Jazz Quartet chronology
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(1985)
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(1987)
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(1988)
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Three Windows is an album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded with the New York Chamber Symphony in 1987 and released on the Atlantic label. [2]

Contents

Reception

The Allmusic review stated "Nice music overall although this is not one of the most essential MJQ releases". [1]

Track listing

All compositions by John Lewis

  1. "Three Windows" - 8:13
  2. "Kansas City Breaks" - 6:29
  3. "Encounter in Cagnes" - 12:28
  4. "Django" - 7:54
  5. "A Day in Dubrovnik" - 16:34

Personnel

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References

  1. 1 2 Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 1, 2012
  2. Modern Jazz Quartet discography accessed June 1, 2012