Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker [Verve] [1947-53] [Bonus tracks]

Jazz / Bop

This is an excellent album compiling Bird's last sessions playing straight ahead bebop. Many reasons make this a stellar CD: 1) the sound is excellent, except for a couple of tracks, I might say that this is the best sounding bebop Bird available. 2) The track selection is very good, 'confirmation', 'now's the time' 'kim' are classics. 3) The bird is in excellent form 4) mostly these are quartet sessions, so the only horn here is Bird's. 5) alternate and false starts are added to the end so they dont interfere and allows to get closer to the genious of Parker at work. A must purchase, too bad it is buried along the hundreds of Parker CDs available.
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Original recordings produced by Norman Granz.
Recording date: Dec 1947-Jul 30, 1953

1. Now's the Time
2. I Remember You
3. Confirmation
4. Chi-Chi
5. The Song Is You
6. Laird Baird
7. Kim
8. Cosmic Rays
9. Star Eyes
10. Blues (fast)
11. I'm in the Mood for Love
12. The Bird
13. Celebrity
14. Ballade
15. Cardboard
16. Visa
17. Chi-Chi (2)
18. Chi-Chi (3)
19. Chi-Chi (4)
20. Kim (2)
21. Cosmic Rays (2)
22. Confirmation - false start
23. Confirmation - false start (2)
24. Chi-Chi - false start
25. Chi-Chi - false start (2)

Charlie Parker: alto saxophone
Kenny Dorham: trumpet (tracks 15 & 16)
Coleman Hawkins: tenor saxophone (track 14)
Hank Jones, Al Haig: piano
Percy Heath, Ray Brown: bass
Max Roach, Shelly Manne, Buddy Rich: drums
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treasurebox said...

Format : Lossless/APE/CUE/LOG/COVERS
Size : 258MB



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