Jazz Quartet

Although, the Prestige Jazz Quartetwas solely intended to be a studio quartet they did however make an exception on June 22, 1957 when they recorded this sensational live album in Hackensack, NJ. This fine recording featuresTeddy Charles (vibes),Mal Waldron (piano), Addison Farmer (bass) and Jerry Segal (drums). You will only find four tracks on this blissful Jazz infused CD. The opening number is a three-sectional piece; the medium paced “Route 4” (recorded again later by John Coltrane), the slow and solo entrenched “Lyriste”, the last part“Father George” isthe most upbeat selection among the three pieces.Short for metamorphosis waltz, Waldron’s“Meta-Waltz is the second track on this disk; listen formedium paced solos from all four players. Track three, is a dreamy ballad dedicated to Waldron’s wife Elaine (“Dear Elaine”); the song is built on a two-note motif which approximates the two syllables of her name. “Friday the 13th”is the closer and again listen to those great solos, wow.This is a great CD and a must for any musical aficionado. Throw this disc on and put on your headphones and just lay back,relax and smile.