3 dic. 2008

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The Quintet: Live At Massey Hall

This is an allstar outing with Bird, Dizzy, Max, Bud, and Mingus: the five best players on their respective instruments of the bebop era. Mingus apparently overdubbed his parts back in, when the sound quality didn't turn out to be that good in the lower registers. The play a bunch of bebop standards, as might be expected. Hot House, Night in Tunisia, Salt Peanuts. I don't know that this is the greatest bebop album of all time, but it certainly is a document of an extraordinary concert.