Modern Jazz Quartet – Fontessa 1958 U.S. green label stereo LP


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Offered for sale is an original U.S. green label stereo pressing of Fontessa by the Modern Jazz Quartet.

About this copy: This copy of Fontessa is a 1958 U.S. stereo pressing on the green Atlantic label.  While the album was released in mono in 1956, the stereo version was released in 1958.

The laminated cover is VG+ with slight wear on the back cover.  The number “40” has been written in the upper right hand corner of the back cover in pencil.

Like all Atlantic stereo LPs of this time, the cover is a mono cover that has the words “STEREO DISC” embossed on the front cover.

The disc is VG+ with a couple of sleeve scuffs and one or two light hairlines.  It’s a fairly clean disc that has been well cared for.

A nice copy of a terrific (and very well-recorded) MJQ LP.

Background: Released in 1956, Fontessa was the sixth album by the Modern Jazz Quartet and their first album for Atlantic. gave Fontessa a 4 1/2 star review:

This LP has a particularly strong all-around set by the Modern Jazz Quartet. While John Lewis’ “Versailles” and an 11-minute “Fontessa” show the seriousness of the group (and the influence of Western classical music), other pieces (such as “Bluesology,” “Woody ‘N You” and a pair of ballads) look toward the group’s roots in bop and permit the band to swing hard.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
SD 1231
Year of Release: 1960
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in