The Charles Mingus Quintet & Max Roach

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The Charles Mingus Quintet & Max Roach
Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach.jpg
Live album by Charles Mingus
Released 1955
Recorded December 23, 1955
Venue Café Bohemia
Genre Jazz
Length 43:02
Label Debut (Prestige, Fantasy)
Charles Mingus chronology
Mingus at the Bohemia
The Charles Mingus Qunitet & Max Roach
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The Charles Mingus Quintet & Max Roach is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded at the Café Bohemia and released in 1955. Further recordings from the concert were released under the title Mingus at the Bohemia.


In his review for AllMusic, Ron Wynn awarded the album 4 stars stating "The Mingus/Roach/Mal Waldron dialogs overcome the ordinary stylings of Eddie Bert and George Barrow."[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Foggy Day" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 5:36
  2. "Drums" (Charles Mingus, Max Roach) - 5:38
  3. "Haitian Fight Song" (Mingus) - 5:27
  4. "Lady Bird" (Tad Dameron) - 5:58
  5. "I'll Remember April" (Gene de Paul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye) - 13:13
  6. "Love Chant" (Mingus) - 7:26



  1. ^ a b Wynn, R. Allmusic Review accessed July 12, 2011