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Complete Jazz At Massey Hall (featuring Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus & Max Roach)
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This cd will be on my high rotation list for a long time to come.
Again, there is no Mingus overdubbing present, and--especially when Bird and Diz are playing--the sound has great clarity and presence.
Personally I am thrilled to have this historic album and even more thrilled that I can clearly hear what the concert sounded like.
THE Jazz Primer. Start your classic jazz collection with this recording. Plus, it is a jazz musicians' summit meeting; a true one off. It is also Ginger Baker approved. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Axis, Bold As Love
WOW! Bird really does live. Awesome. I just keep listening to this CD. It is truly a fine example what great jazz music is all about. Read morePublished 8 months ago by mindy frankel
The recording quality is very poor. While the solos of Gillespie survive this, Parker's tone is very thin, due to the use of a borrowed plastic (! Read morePublished 8 months ago by KWB
This is one of the best historical recordings of this great band and of the era moving from big bands to small groups otherwise known as beebop. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dominic D'Antonio
It was a gift and I have not heard from the recipient as to the content and sound reproduction, etc. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Vincent Esposito
This is the best of a few releases of this concert that are floating around. I originally purchased the Live At Massey Hall - 1953 release and finally broke down and purchased this... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mike Tarrani