6 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This group could get away with simply calling itself The Quintet. Their live 1953 recording finds the bebop titans and their next-gen rhythm section tearing into two uptempo Dizzy Gillespie originals (“Salt Peanuts,” “A Night in Tunisia”). Charlie Parker’s playing on “All the Things You Are/52nd Street Theme” is balladry with bite. And it’s a thrill to hear the frontline players soloing at greater length than their ’40s recordings allowed. Yes, Charles Mingus overdubbed his playing later (his parts were under-recorded), but this is the version that entered jazz lore.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This group could get away with simply calling itself The Quintet. Their live 1953 recording finds the bebop titans and their next-gen rhythm section tearing into two uptempo Dizzy Gillespie originals (“Salt Peanuts,” “A Night in Tunisia”). Charlie Parker’s playing on “All the Things You Are/52nd Street Theme” is balladry with bite. And it’s a thrill to hear the frontline players soloing at greater length than their ’40s recordings allowed. Yes, Charles Mingus overdubbed his playing later (his parts were under-recorded), but this is the version that entered jazz lore.

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