Charlie Parker

Complete Dial Masters (EJC 55675)

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Complete Dial Masters

Charlie Parker

Essential Jazz Classics

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EJC 145810

EJC 55675

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Complete Dial Masters

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CD 12,39 €

2-CD SET

INCLUDES 7 BONUS TRACKS

This set presents the complete master takes from Parker's recording sessions for Ross Russell’s Dial label. Included here are some of Bird’s most admired sides, such as “A Night in Tunisia”, “Cool Blues” and “All the Things You Are”, as well as the troubled “Lover Man” session, after which the saxophonist suffered a mental breakdown. The masters from a 1945 Red Norvo date (Bird’s only existing encounter with pianist Teddy Wilson, reissued on Dial) are also contained here. Also issued on Dial was the so-called “Home-Cooking” date, an amateur recording made right after Bird left the Camarillo psychiatric hospital (the session is presented here in its entirety, including the complete version of “I Got Rhythm” for the first time ever!). As a bonus,  two additional complete Charlie Parker sessions from the same period, which were originally issued under the names of Sir Charles Thompson and Sarah Vaughan.

PERSONNEL:

CHARLIE PARKER, alto sax on all tracks, plus:

COLLECTIVE PERSONNEL: Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Howard McGee (tp),
J. J. Johnson (tb), Erroll Garner, Dodo Marmarosa, Duke Jordan, Teddy Wilson (p),
Red Norvo (vib), Barney Kessel (g), Tommy Potter (b), Max Roach (d), among others.

Recorded in California and New York, 1945-47.

BONUS TRACKS:

CD2 [22-24]: Charlie Parker (as), Buck Clayton (tp), Dexter Gordon (ts, out on 23),
Sir Charles Thompson (p, leader), Danny Barker (g), Jimmy Butts (b), J.C. Heard (d).
New York, September 4, 1945. [Originally issued on Apollo.]

CD2 [25-27]: Sarah Vaughan (vcl), backed by Charlie Parker (as), Dizzy Gillespie (tp),
Flip Phillips (ts), Nat Jaffe (p on 25 & 27), Tadd Dameron (p on 26), Bill De Arango (g),
Curly Russell (b), Max Roach (d).
New York, May 25, 1945. [Originally issued on Continental].

CD1: Total Time: 77:14

01 DIGGIN’ DIZ
02 MOOSE THE MOOCHE
03 YARDBIRD SUITE
04 ORNITHOLOGY
05 A NIGHT IN TUNISIA
06 MAX IS MAKING WAX
07 LOVER MAN
08 THE GYPSY
09 BE-BOP
10 THIS IS ALWAYS
11 DARK SHADOWS
12 BIRD’S NEST
13 COOL BLUES
14 RELAXIN’ AT CAMARILLO
15 CHEERS
16 CARVIN’ THE BIRD
17 STUPENDOUS
18 DEXTERITY
19 BONGO BOP
20 DEWEY SQUARE
21 THE HYMN
22 ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
[issued as BIRD OF PARADISE]
23 EMBRACEABLE YOU
24 BIRD FEATHERS
25 KLACT-OVEESEDS-TENE
26 SCRAPPLE FROM THE APPLE
New York, May 25, 1945. [Originally issued on Continental].


CD2: Total Time: 78:28

01 MY OLD FLAME
02 OUT OF NOWHERE
03 DON’T BLAME ME
04 DRIFTING ON A REED
05 QUASIMODO
06 CHARLIE’S WIG
07 BONGO BEEP
08 CRAZEOLOGY
09 HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?
10 HALLELUJAH
11 GET HAPPY
12 SLAM SLAM BLUES
13 CONGO BLUES
14 BLUES #1
15 BLUES #2
16 YARDBIRD SUITE
17 LULLABY IN RHYTHM #1
18 LULLABY IN RHYTHM #2
19 ‘S WONDERFUL [aka HOME COOKIN’ I]
20 CHEROKEE [aka HOME COOKIN’ II]
21 I GOT RHYTHM [aka HOME COOKIN’ III] (*)
22 TAKIN’ OFF (*)
23 20th CENTURY BLUES (*)
24 THE STREET BEAT (*)
25 WHAT MORE CAN A WOMAN DO? (*)
26 I’D RATHER HAVE A MEMORY THAN A DREAM (*)
27 MEAN TO ME (*)

(*) Bonus Tracks