The Quintet

Jazz-At-Massey-Hall

Jazz At Massey Hall

  • Release Date: 07 Apr 1989
  • OJCCD-044-2

This modern jazz summit meeting in Toronto has been called "the greatest jazz concert ever." We owe the survival of the music to Charles Mingus, who, along with Max Roach, taped the concert and subsequently issued it on his own new Debut label. There was tension between the giants before, during, and after the concert. Bird arrived without a horn and had to borrow a plastic alto (he made it sound like gold). The hall was three-quarters empty (the promoters had overlooked the coincid… MORE