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The Quintet

Though all-star groups will always be a typical occurrence within the jazz world, the Quintet was possibly the most famous; certainly it had been the very best assemblage of bop-oriented performers ever brought collectively using one stage. If they documented Jazz at Massey Hall in Toronto in 1953, altoist Charlie Parker, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Bud Powell, bassist Charles Mingus, and drummer Maximum Roach had been all near the top of their areas on each device — though Mingus was in fact substituting for Oscar Pettiford, a victim of a bad damaged arm while playing football. Mingus documented and 1st released the display, but since that time many reissues and units of different quality possess appeared.

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