Charlie Parker

Great Quartets and Quintets (EJC 55439)

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Great Quartets and Quintets

Charlie Parker

Essential Jazz Classics


EJC 121625

EJC 55439



Great Quartets and Quintets

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This set contains Charlie Parker's best small band studio recordings from his later period. These outstanding tracks have the finest sound quality of Bird's entire discography! Included are two superlative quartet sessions, as well as his last quintet studio reunions with Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. Pianist Thelonious Monk, Al Haig, Hank Jones and John Lewis are also featured, along with Bird's favorite drummer, the exceptional Max Roach.

CHARLIE PARKER, alto sax on all tracks, plus:

[1-4] Quartet: HANK JONES (p), TEDDY KOTICK (b), MAX ROACH (d).
New York, December 30, 1952.

[5-8] Quartet: AL HAIG (p), PERCY HEATH (b), MAX ROACH (d).
New York, July 30, 1953.

[9-12] Quintet: MILES DAVIS (tp), WALTER BISHOP Jr. (p),
TEDDY KOTICK (b), MAX ROACH (d). New York, January 17, 1951.

BUDDY RICH (d). New York, June 6, 1950.

[19-23] Quintet: RED RODNEY (tp), JOHN LEWIS (p), RAY BROWN (b),
KENNY CLARKE (d). New York, August 8, 1951.

[24] Quartet: HANK JONES (p), RAY BROWN (b), BUDDY RICH (d). New York, Autumn 1950.

[25] Quintet: Same personnel and date as above but COLEMAN HAWKINSs (ts) added.


01. The Song Is You
02. Laird Baird
03. Kim
04. Cosmic Rays
05. Chi Chi
06. I Remember You
07. Now's The Time
08. Confirmation
09. Au Privave
10. She Rote
11. K. C. Blues
12. Star Eyes
13. Bloomdido
14. An Oscar For Treadwell
15. Mohawk
16. My Melancholy Baby
17. Leap Frog
18. Relaxing With Lee
19. Blues For Alice
20. Si Si
21. Swedish Schnapps
22. Back Home Blues
23. Lover Man
24 Celebrity
25 Ballade

Total Time: 75:13