Charlie Parker

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The Hits

Charlie Parker

New Continent

8436569194836

NCT 160364

648064

JAZZ

3

CD 8,26 €

3- CD SET IN SPECIAL 10-PANEL DIGIPACK

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

One of the founding fathers of bebop, alto saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955) was the most influential modern jazz artist ever.

This set presents his finest studio recordings, including the core of his best sessions for the Dial, Savoy and Verve labels, as well as the complete quintet sets from the classic 1953 Massey Hall concert, on which Bird was joined by Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach. Also contained here are the 1950 Bird & Diz date showcasing the two horn legends with Thelonious Monk, and Parker’s celebrated first session with strings, which constituted the saxophonist’s best-selling recording ever.

PERSONNEL:

  • CHARLIE PARKER, alto sax, featuring:
  • MILES DAVIS, DIZZY GILLESPIE, trumpet
  • THELONIUS MONK, BUD POWELL, HANK JONES, JOHN LEWIS, DUKE JORDAN, piano
  • CHARLES MINGUS, PERCY HEATH, TOMMY POTTWR, bass
  • MAX ROACH, BUDDY RICH, drums
  • Among others.

TRACKS:

  • CD ONE (78:39 Min)
  • VERVE SMALL GROUP SIDES 1950-53
  • 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 Confi rmation
  • 09 Au Privave
  • 10 She Rote
  • 11 K. C. Blues
  • 12 Star Eyes
  • 13 Blues for Alice
  • 14 Si Si
  • 15 Swedish Schnapps
  • 16 Back Home Blues
  • 17 Lover Man
  • 18 Celebrity
  • 19 Ballade
  • CHARLIE PARKER WITH STRINGS 1949-50
  • 20 Just Friends
  • 21 Everything Happens to Me
  • 22 April in Paris
  • 23 If I Should Lose You
  • 24 Summertime
  • 25 I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
  • 26 Laura
  • CD TWO (78:02 Min.)
  • BIRD & DIZ 1950
  • 01 Bloomdido
  • 02 My Melancholy Baby
  • 03 Relaxin’ with Lee
  • 04 Leap Frog
  • 05 An Oscar for Treadwell
  • 06 Mohawk
  • BEST OF THE SAVOY SIDES 1947-48
  • 07 Billie’s Bounce
  • 08 Ko-Ko
  • 09 Donna Lee
  • 10 Chasin’ the Bird
  • 11 Cheryl
  • 12 Buzzy
  • 13 Milestones
  • 14 Little Willie Leaps
  • 15 Half Nelson
  • 16 Sippin’ at Bells
  • 17 Another Hair-do
  • 18 Bluebird
  • 19 Klaunstance
  • 20 Bird Gets the Worm
  • 21 Barbados
  • 22 Ah-leu-cha
  • 23 Constellation
  • 24 Parker’s Mood
  • 25 Perhaps
  • 26 Steeplechase
  • 27 Merry-Go-Round
  • CD THREE (79:02 Min.)
  • JAZZ AT MASSEY HALL 1953
  • 01 Wee
  • 02 Hot House
  • 03 A Night in Tunisia
  • 04 Perdido
  • 05 Salt Peanuts
  • 06 All the Things You Are 07 52nd Street Theme
  • BEST OF THE DIAL SIDES 1946-47
  • 08 Yardbird Suite
  • 09 Ornithology
  • 10 Cool Blues
  • 11 Bird’s Nest
  • 12 The Hymn
  • 13 Embraceable You
  • 14 Scrapple from the Apple
  • 15 My Old Flame
  • 16 Don’t Blame Me
  • 17 How Deep Is the Ocean?