Unlike the other volumes in this six-LP series, Vol. 5 does not feature music from the early bop years. As it turns out the music is very much in the bop vein even though recorded a decade later. Trumpeter Conte Candoli and tenor-saxophonist Richie Kamuca really stretch out with a quintet on "Allen's Alley" and "Counting" in 1957; the two songs clock in at over 24 minutes. In addition a quartet set by trumpet-great Kenny Dorham with pianist Barry Harris from 1964 was released for the first time on this 1985 LP and it finds Dorham in top form playing before a teenaged audience at a school. It's easily recommended (along with the other albums in this very valuable series) to bop collectors.
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