Charlie Parker

Now's The Time (244105)

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Now's The Time

Charlie Parker

Bird´s Nest

8436563182891

BNT 160413

244105

JAZZ

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CD 8,25 €

CHARLIE PARKER CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION COLLECTION

COLLECTOR'S DIGIPACK SERIES

INCLUDES COMPREHENSIVE BOOKLET WITH UP-TO-DATE LINER NOTES

INCLUDES 12 BONUS TRACKS

Now’s the Time compiles two of Charlie Parker’s rare quartet dates (he usually recorded in a quintet format). Both are spectacular sessions, full of intricate originals by Bird, complemented by two beautiful readings of the standards “The Song Is You” and “I Remember You”. A 1950 quartet date (save for one track on which Bird is joined by the great Coleman Hawkins) and a 1951 quintet session with Red Rodney on trumpet have been added as a bonus.

5 STARS ALLMUSIC GUIDE: “Now’s the Time captures Charlie Parker during one of his peak recording periods. What makes this session extra special is the excellent recording quality that too many of his early recordings, brilliant as they are, suffered from. Hearing the clarity of each player contributes to one of bebop’s best sessions. This is essential music.” (Robert Taylor)

PERSONNEL:

  • CHARLIE PARKER, alto sax, on all tracks, plus:
  • 1-6: HANK JONES, piano; TEDDY KOTICK, bass; MAX ROACH, drums New York, December 30, 1952. 7-13: AL HAIG, piano; PERCY HEATH, bass; MAX ROACH, drums New York, July 30, 1953.

TRACKS:

  • 1. THE SONG IS YOU
  • 2. LAIRD BAIRD
  • 3. KIM
  • 4. KIM [alt tk]
  • 5. COSMIC RAYS
  • 6. COSMIC RAYS [alt tk]
  • 7. CHI CHI
  • 8. CHI CHI [alt tk1]
  • 9. CHI CHI [alt tk2]
  • 10. CHI CHI [alt tk3]
  • 11. I REMEMBER YOU
  • 12. NOW’S THE TIME
  • 13. CONFIRMATION
  • 14. I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE*
  • 15. STAR EYES*
  • 16. BLUES [Fast]*
  • 17. CELEBRITY*
  • 18. BALLADE*
  • 19. SI SI*
  • 20. SWEDISH SCHNAPPS*
  • 21. SWEDISH SCHNAPPS [alt tk]*
  • 22. BACK HOME BLUES*
  • 23. BACK HOME BLUES [alt tk]*
  • 24. LOVER MAN*
  • 25. BLUES FOR ALICE*
*Bonus tracks 14-18: Coleman Hawkins (ts on 18 only), Hank Jones (p), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (d). New York, March-April 1950. 19-25: Red Rodney (tp), John Lewis (p), Ray Brown (b), Kenny Clarke (d). New York, August 8, 1951. All original sessions produced by Norman Granz.