The Quintet/Live!

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The Quintet/Live!
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Live album by Charles McPherson
Released 1967
Recorded October 13, 1966
Five Spot, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 75:18
Label Prestige
PR 7480
Producer Don Schlitten
Charles McPherson chronology
Con Alma!
The Quintet/Live!
From This Moment On!

The Quintet/Live! is a live album led by saxophonist Charles McPherson recorded in 1966 at the Five Spot Café and released on the Prestige label.[1] The album was released as an expanded CD with bonus tracks in 1995 as Live at the Five Spot.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "McPherson is a commanding performer, with a penetrating tone and an ability to explore a song for subtler possibilities".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Viper" (Charles McPherson) - 4:22
  2. "I Can't Get Started" (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) - 9:10
  3. "Shaw 'Nuff" (Ray Brown, Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie) – 10:24
  4. "Here's That Rainy Day" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 6:35
  5. "Never Let Me Go" (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) - 11:35
  6. "Suddenly" (McPherson) - 6:50
  7. "I Believe in You" (Frank Loesser) - 8:13 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Epistrophy" (Kenny Clarke, Thelonious Monk) - 7:28 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Luminescence" (Barry Harris) - 10:41 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed March 13, 2013
  2. ^ a b Todd, J. Allmusic Review, accessed March 13, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 137. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.