Jazz at Massey Hall/The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever =180g=
1 x LP
( 1953 ) - 2009 EU reissue on virgin 180gram Vinyl -The complete, widely celebrated Massey Hall concert, performed in Toronto in 1953, by an ultimate all-star quintet of bebop founders which would never be reunited again : Charlie.....
Release date: 17-09-2012 (Originally released in 1953)
2009 EU reissue on virgin 180gram Vinyl - -The complete, widely celebrated Massey Hall concert, performed in Toronto in1953, by an ultimate all-star quintet of bebop founders which would never be reunited again : Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus and Max Roach.
The recording is presented here in the actual order of performance and without the added bass and echo which darkened the sound quality of some issues.
A2 Salt Peanuts
A3 All The Things You Are
A4 52 Street Theme
B2 Hot House
B3 A night In Tunisia
Parker played a Grafton saxophone on this date he could not be listed on the original album cover for contractual reasons so was billed as Charlie Chan an allusion to the fictional detective and to Parkers wife Chan The record was originally issued on Minguss label Debut from a recording made by the Toronto New Jazz Society Dick Wattam Alan Scharf Roger Feather Boyd Raeburn and Arthur Granatstein3 4 Mingus took the recording to New York where he and Max Roach dubbed in the bass lines which were underrecorded on most of the tunes and exchanged Mingus soloing on All the Things You Are
The original plan was for the Jazz Society and the musicians to share the profits from the recording However owing to a boxing prize fight between Rocky Marciano and Jersey Joe Walcott taking place simultaneouly the audience was so small that the Society was unable to pay the musicians fees The musicians were all given NSF checks and only Parker was able to actually cash his Gillespie complained that he did not receive his fee for years and years
Rolling Stone 7/9/70 p40
one of the best perhaps the best jazz concert everMan for man the quintet that performed that evening was the single greatest group of American musicians ever assembledrepresenting the high point of a now widely neglected kind of music called bebop
Label: Wax Time
Originally released: 1953
This release: 2012