Rifftides Washington, DC, correspondent John Birchard watched a DVD of the Modern Jazz Quartet's 1994 35th Anniversary Tour and sent this review.   The 57 minutes were recorded at the Freiburg, Germany, music festival in 1987 and the evening shows the guys in average (that is to say brilliant) form.   The program opens with a vigorous "Rocking in Rhythm" from the Ellington songbook, featuring stop-time passages for each member. It seems that in their later years together, the … [Read more...]