Dizzy Gillespie & Massey Hall

John Birks Dizzy Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, composer and, occasionally, singer. Massey Hall is a venerable performing arts theatre in the Garden District of downtown Toronto. 5.0/5

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Met OC after a Massey Hall concert late 70s (also featured Dizzy Gillespie) Twirled me round- said "You are Tangerine." Miss him
Performance Review from the Los Angeles Jazz Scene: AN ALL-STAR DOUBLE BILL Disney Hall recently hosted two all-star groups titled‘60th Anniversary Jazz At Massey Hall” and “Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60.” The first set paid tribute to the famous (and fortunately recorded) Massey Hall concert that teamed together Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus and Max Roach in 1953. For this performance, there were good and bad points. On the bright side, altoist Jesse Davis did a great job not only of playing Charlie Parker’s ideas but bringing back his sound. Trumpeter Jon Faddis, who throughout his career has mastered the style of Dizzy Gillespie, was as brilliant as ever. Drummer Kenny Washington sounded like a vintage bebopper and bassist Peter Washington was fine in support. On the minus side, pianist Bill Charlap did not sound at all like Bud Powell and seemed out of place. The group, while performing the same six songs as was heard at the original concert (“Perdido,” “ ...
(Original post can be found at Bernie Senensky Quintet’s performance at The Registry Theatre was a tribute to the Jazz at Massey Hall concert of 1953, which is one of the most famous live recordings in jazz history. “The Quintet” of the original performance was composed of several leading ‘modern’ players of the day: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach. The recreation at the Registry was brought to life by 5 of Canada’s most accomplished jazz musicians of this day: Bernie Senensky, Alex Dean, Jake Wilkinson, Steve Wallace, and Barry Elmes. The set program of the evening was very true to the original line up, and was accompanied by Bernie Senensky providing context and entertaining anecdotes about the original historical performance. The first two pieces, “Perdido” and “Salt Peanuts” set the atmosphere for the evening. “Perdido” had such a cool groove to it and provided a great introduction to each of the musicians as they took over and tru ...
„The best that can be said for the actual recording of the concert is that it was a mess, both in sound and release policy. The show was recorded from the Massey Hall public address system, which was substandard, even by early '50s standards. This resulted in Mingus' bass being lost in the ground noise, particularly the very low notes. (To compensate, Mingus overdubbed his bass parts for all of the quintet pieces and a couple of the trio pieces at Rudy Van Gelder's New Jersey studios.) The hall was three-quarters empty (the promoters had overlooked the coinciding heavyweight championship match between Rocky Marciano and Jersey Joe Walcott). The audience was so small that the Jazz Society was unable to pay the musicians' fees. They were all given NSF checks. Bird arrived without a horn and had to borrow a plastic Grafton alto. He could not be listed on the original album cover for contractual reasons, so was billed as "Charlie Chan". Bud Powell was stone drunk from the opening bell, and Dizzy Gillespie k ...
1. Dexter Gordon's homecoming - After 15 years as an expat in Europe, Dexter Gordon returned in 1976 to give a triumphant performance at New York City's Village Vanguard. 2. Ornette Coleman at the 5 Spot - On November 17, 1959, after the release of the audaciously titled "The Shape of Jazz to Come", Ornette Coleman and his band (which included Charlie Haden on Bass) began an extended stint at the 5 Spot club in NYC. Among the notables that came to witness these innovative performances, were Leonard Bernstein, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane. 3. Duke Ellington & Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue - During the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, while performing Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue, Duke Ellington gave free reign to tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves who obliged with 27 legendary choruses that drove the crowd to heights of ecstatic frenzy. 4. Jazz at Massey Hall - On May 15, 1953, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker gave a onetime performance at Toronto's Massey Hall th ...
Jazz lovers are in for a real treat on Friday night at The Registry Theatre in downtown Kitchener. Bernie Senensky, the dean of Canadian jazz pianists, heads a tribute to the famous 1953 concert at Massey Hall that featured Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Max Roach, Bud Powell and Charles Mingus---The Quintet. Senensky will be joined on stage Friday by some of the first-call musicians on the Canadian jazz scene. Tickets are only $25.
Looking up jazz albums when I found "Jazz at Massey Hall". Who plays on "Jazz at Massey Hall"? Basically, The Avengers of jazz: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus, Max Roach and Bud Powell. This is a meeting so powerful that it slapped Miles Davis awake.
Everyone knows about our historic Jazz at Massey Hall album with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell,...
Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell live at Massey Hall.it's a *** shame I've never listened to this album before yesterday. Holy crap it's amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! I can see why Henry Rollins was prompted to touch and caress the stage when he was there.
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