CHARLIE PARKER CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
180 GRAM COLORED VINYL
INCLUDES 6 BONUS TRACKS
THE IMMORTAL CHARLIE PARKER (Bird's Nest 840104) consists of the complete Savoy LP of the same title, featuring Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Bud Powell and John Lewis on piano, and Max Roach on drums, among others. Some of Bird's best Savoy sides are present on this LP, among them the amazing "Donna Lee", based on the chords of the standard tune "Indiana", and Bird's original blues "Now's the Time". The 6 BONUS TRACKS come from further Savoy sessions and include the unforgettable "Ko Ko", based on the chords of "Cherokee", and Bird's poignant "Parker's Mood".
- CHARLIE PARKER, alto sax (tenor sax on A1, A5-A6 & B1)
- On all tracks, plus:
- A1, A5-A6 & B1: Miles Davis (tp), John Lewis (p), Nelson Boyd (b), Max Roach (d). Harris Smith Studio, New York, August 14, 1947.
- A2-A4 & B5: Miles Davis (tp), Bud Powell (p), Tommy Potter (b), Max Roach (d). Harris Smith Studio, New York, May 8, 1947.
- B2-B3, B7-B8: Clyde Hart (p), Tiny Grimes (g, also vc on B7-B8), Jimmy Butts (b, also vc on B8), Harold “Doc” West (d). WOR Studio, New York, September 15, 1944.
- A7-A8, B4: Miles Davis (tp on B4 only), Dizzy Gillespie (p, also tp on A8), Curley Russell (b), Max Roach (d). WOR Studio, New York, November 26, 1945.
- A9: John Lewis (p), Curley Russell (b), Max Roach (d). Harris Smith Studio, New York, September 18, 1948.
- B6: Miles Davis (tp), John Lewis (p), Curly Russell (b), Max Roach (d).Harris Smith Studio, New York, September 24, 1948.
- B9: Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Jack McVea (ts), Dodo Marmarosa (p), Slim Gaillard (g, announcement), Bam Brown (b), Zutty Singleton (d). Hollywood, December 17, 1945.
- 01 LITTLE WILLIE LEAPS
- 02 DONNA LEE
- 03 CHASIN’ THE BIRD
- 04 CHERYL
- 05 MILESTONES
- 06 HALF NELSON
- 07 MEANDERING*
- 08 KO-KO*
- 09 PARKER’S MOOD*
- 01 SIPPIN’ AT BELLS
- 02 TINY’S TEMPO
- 03 RED CROSS
- 04 NOW’S THE TIME
- 05 BUZZY
- 06 MARMADUKE
- 07 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU JUST THE SAME*
- 08 ROMANCE WITHOUT FINANCE*
- 09 SLIM’S JAM*