Charlie Parker

In Sweden 1950 (JAZZ)

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In Sweden 1950

Charlie Parker

Storyville

717101700691

LPS 156690

JAZZ

1

LP 16,52 €

180 GRAM VINYL

Charlie Parker was one of the first artists to play what would eventually become known as bebop. By the time of 1950 he was at the top of his game both musically and in popularity. He arrived in Sweden in November 1950, taking fans by surprise as the trip was made on short notice.

The material on side A of the album was recorded in Helsingborg Folkpark by a fan that was present at the concert, and still the sound of this album is superior to many of the Parker recordings from this period. The entire Side B was recorded after the show, for an extra encore -show at the restaurant in Folkpark. About 75 fans were present, making this a very intimate affair. The album consists of 10 tracks in total, ranging from Parkers own Anthropology with high tempo and fast solos, to a ballad like Embraceable You, where Parker demonstrates his ability for the tender side of music.

PERSONNEL:

  • CHARLIE PARKER, alto sax
  • THORE JEDERBY, bass
  • JACK NOREN, drums
  • GOSTA THESELIUS, piano
  • ROLF ERICSON, trumpet

Halsingborg, Sweden, November 24th 1950

SIDE A:

  • 01. Anthropology
  • 02. Scrapple For The Apple
  • 03. Embraceable You
  • 04. Cool Blues
  • 05. Star Eyes

SIDE B:

  • 01. All The Things You Are
  • 02. Strike Up The Band
  • 03. Body And Soul
  • 04. Fine and Dandy
  • 05. How High The Moon