‘Jazz at Massey Hall’ by Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus & Max Roach a.k.a. ‘The Quintet’ is a live album recorded on May 15, 1953 and released the same year In 1953 by Debut.
Track Listing : 1.Perdido (Juan Tizol, Hans Lengfelder, Ervin M. Drake) – 07:47 . 2.Salt Peanuts (Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke) – 07:44 . 3.All The Things You Are / 52Nd Street Theme (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein Ii / Thelonious Monk) – 07:55 . 4.Wee (Allen’S Alley) (Denzil Best) – 06:46 . 5.Hot House (Tadd Dameron) – 09:17 . 6.A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) – 07:39
Musicians : Dizzy Gillespie – Trumpet . Charles Mingus – Bass . Charlie Parker – Alto Sax . Bud Powell – Piano . Max Roach – Drums
Production : Produced By Charles Mingus
Package : Bill Coss – Liner Notes . Arnaud Maggs – Design
Recorded On May 15, 1953 At Massey Hall, Toronto.
Released In 1953 By Debut.
Jazz at Massey Hall: EyewitnessThe newspaper reviews the day after the concert ranged from luke warm to pretty negative. Alex Barris slammed the concert in his Globe and Mail reviewand I remember disagreeing with him. While the concert had been pretty chaotic, there had been plenty of good music. […]
50 great moments in jazz: The Quintet – Jazz At Massey HallIf Mingus hadn’t recorded it (though his own bass part was inaudible and had to be dubbed in later) the gig might have ended up as little more than a jazz footnote. But the show was released later as The Quintet – Jazz At Massey Hall, one of the great recorded live shows in the history of the genre. […]
But if adversity has taught us anything about art it’s that great pains bring great gains. Since 1953, this record has been our gain, our link to an era that many people in my generation seemingly have nothing in common with. […]
‘Jazz at Massey Hall’ by Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus & Max Roach a.k.a. ‘The Quintet’