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The quintet has proven to be a quintessential jazz format, with many luminaries leading such small ensembles ever since the bebop revolution took hold. While quintets existed prior to the 1940s, it was the intimate club setting combined with the economics of a smaller group that helped cement this combo as a mainstay in the jazz idiom. In this hour we will explore a small sample of the many classic lines ups that favored five musicians spinning musical yarns on the bandstand.
|The Pepper-Knepper Quintet||Adams in the Apple||The Pepper-Knepper Quintet|
|Gigi Gryce and the Jazz Lab Quintet||Minority||Gigi Gryce and the Jazz Lab Quintet|
|Paul Chambers Quintet||Minor Run-Down||Paul Chambers Quintet|
|Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley Quintet||Alison's Uncle||Somethin' Else|
|The Australian Jazz Quintet||Too Marvelous for Words||Free Style|
|Gary Bartz Quintet||Freedom One Day||Libra|
|Clifford Brown and Max Roach Quintet||George's Dilemma||Study in Brown|
|Al Cohn - Zoot Sims Quintet||On the Alamo||You 'n Me|
|Miles Davis Quintet||Solar||Walkin'|
|Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers||Creepin' In||Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers|