Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall

"Jazz at Massey Hall is a live jazz album featuring a performance by 'The Quintet' given on 15 May 1953 at Massey Hall in Toronto. The quintet was composed of several leading 'modern' players of the day: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach. It was the only time that the five men recorded together as a unit, and it was the last recorded meeting of Parker and Gillespie. ... The record was originally issued on Mingus's label Debut, from a recording made by the Toronto New Jazz Society. ... Mingus took the recording to New York where he and Max Roach dubbed in the bass lines, which were under-recorded on most of the tunes, and exchanged Mingus soloing on 'All the Things You Are.' ... Jazz at Massey Hall was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995. It is included in National Public Radio's 'Basic Jazz Library" (Wikipedia).

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