Charlie Parker

Jazz At Massey Hall

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Record Label
Birds Nest

About this item

This release presents the complete widely celebrated Massey Hall concert, performed in Canada by an all-star quintet of bebop founders which would never be reunited again. It appears here in the actual order of performance and without the added bass and echo which darkened the sound quality of some issues. As a bonus, we present a version of “Bass-ically Speaking”. Although the track was recorded at a New York studio, Mingus originally included it, with dubbed applause, as part of the Massey Hall concert.

AllMusic “A legendary set, no matter how or when or where it’s issued.”

Penguin Guide to Jazz “The Massey Hall concert is a remarkable experience, not to be missed.” (Richard Cook & Brian Morton)


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