Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve

Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve

by Charlie Parker
     
 

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As a leader, Charlie Parker recorded for Savoy and Dial during 1945-1948 and then for Verve exclusively (at least in the studios) during 1949-1954. This remarkable ten-CD box set, which adds quite a bit of material to an earlier ten-LP set, contains all of these recordings plus Bird's earlier appearances with Jazz at the Philharmonic. The JATP jams are highlighted by

Overview

As a leader, Charlie Parker recorded for Savoy and Dial during 1945-1948 and then for Verve exclusively (at least in the studios) during 1949-1954. This remarkable ten-CD box set, which adds quite a bit of material to an earlier ten-LP set, contains all of these recordings plus Bird's earlier appearances with Jazz at the Philharmonic. The JATP jams are highlighted by Parker's perfect solo on "Oh Lady Be Good," a ferocious improvisation on "The Closer," and a solo on "Embraceable You" that tops his more famous studio recording. In addition, this box has all of the "Bird and Strings" sides, his meetings with Machito's Cuban orchestra, the 1950 session with Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, small-group dates (including a 1951 meeting with Miles Davis), odd encounters with voices and studio bands, the famous "Jam Blues" with fellow altoists Johnny Hodges and Benny Carter, and his final recordings, a set of Cole Porter tunes. The fact-filled 34-page booklet is also indispensable. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0042283714120
catalogNumber:
837141

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Sweet Georgia Brown
  2. Blues for Norman
  3. I Can't Get Started
  4. Oh, Lady Be Good
  5. After You've Gone
  6. I Got Rhythm
  7. Introductions by Norman Granz
  8. J.A.T.P. Blues

Disc 2

  1. The Bird
  2. Repetition
  3. No Noise, Pts. 1 & 2
  4. No Noise, Pt. 2
  5. Mango Mangue
  6. Okiedoke
  7. Cardboard
  8. Visa
  9. Segment-Tune X
  10. Diverse (Tune X)
  11. Passport-Tune Y
  12. Passport-Tune Z

Disc 3

  1. The Opener
  2. Lester Leaps In
  3. Embraceable You
  4. The Closer
  5. Ow/Introduction of Ella Fitzgerald
  6. Flyin' Home
  7. How High the Moon
  8. Perdido

Disc 4

  1. Just Friends
  2. Everything Happens to Me
  3. April in Paris
  4. Summertime
  5. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  6. If I Should Lose You
  7. Star Eyes
  8. Blues
  9. I'm in the Mood for Love
  10. Bloomdido
  11. An Oscar for Treadwell
  12. An Oscar for Treadwell
  13. Mohawk
  14. Mohawk
  15. My Melancholy Baby
  16. My Melancholy Baby
  17. My Melancholy Baby
  18. Leap Frog
  19. Leap Frog
  20. Leap Frog
  21. Leap Frog
  22. Leap Frog
  23. Leap Frog
  24. Leap Frog
  25. Leap Frog
  26. Leap Frog
  27. Leap Frog
  28. Leap Frog
  29. Relaxin' With Lee
  30. Relaxin' With Lee
  31. Relaxin' With Lee
  32. Relaxin' With Lee
  33. Relaxin' With Lee
  34. Relaxin' With Lee

Disc 5

  1. Dancing in the Dark
  2. Out of Nowhere
  3. Laura
  4. Laura
  5. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
  6. They Can't Take That Away from Me
  7. Easy to Love
  8. I'm in the Mood for Love
  9. I'm in the Mood for Love
  10. I'll Remember April
  11. I'll Remember April
  12. I'll Remember April
  13. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  14. April in Paris
  15. Repetition
  16. Easy to Love
  17. Rocker
  18. Celebrity
  19. Ballade
  20. Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite

Disc 6

  1. Au Privave
  2. Au Privave
  3. She Rote
  4. She Rote
  5. K.C. Blues
  6. Star Eyes
  7. My Little Suede Shoes
  8. Un Poquito de Tu Amor
  9. Tico-Tico
  10. Fiesta
  11. Why Do I Love You?
  12. Why Do I Love You?
  13. Why Do I Love You?
  14. Blues for Alice
  15. Si Si
  16. Swedish Schnapps
  17. Swedish Schnapps
  18. Back Home Blues
  19. Back Home Blues
  20. Lover Man

Disc 7

  1. Temptation
  2. Lover
  3. Autumn in New York
  4. Stella by Starlight
  5. Mama Inez
  6. La Cucaracha
  7. La Cucaracha
  8. La Cucaracha
  9. La Cucaracha
  10. Estrellita
  11. Estrellita
  12. Estrellita
  13. Estrellita
  14. Begin the Beguine
  15. La Paloma
  16. Night and Day
  17. Almost Like Being in Love
  18. I Can't Get Started
  19. What Is This Thing Called Love?

Disc 8

  1. J.A.T.P. Blues
  2. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  3. Ballad Medley: All the Things You Are/Dearly Beloved/The Nearness ...
  4. Funky Blues

Disc 9

  1. The Song Is You
  2. Laird Baird
  3. Kim
  4. Kim
  5. Cosmic Rays
  6. Cosmic Rays
  7. In the Still of the Night
  8. In the Still of the Night
  9. In the Still of the Night
  10. In the Still of the Night
  11. In the Still of the Night
  12. In the Still of the Night
  13. In the Still of the Night
  14. Old Folks
  15. Old Folks
  16. Old Folks
  17. Old Folks [Bird Continues Playing into Take
  18. Old Folks
  19. Old Folks
  20. Old Folks
  21. Old Folks
  22. If I Love Again

Disc 10

  1. Chi-Chi
  2. Chi-Chi
  3. Chi-Chi
  4. Chi-Chi
  5. Chi-Chi
  6. Chi-Chi
  7. I Remember You
  8. Now's the Time
  9. Confirmation
  10. Confirmation
  11. Confirmation
  12. I Get a Kick out of You
  13. I Get a Kick Out of You
  14. I Get a Kick Out of You
  15. I Get a Kick Out of You
  16. I Get a Kick Out of You
  17. I Get a Kick Out of You
  18. I Get a Kick Out of You
  19. Just One of Those Things
  20. My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  21. My Heart Belongs to Daddy
  22. I've Got You Under My Skin
  23. Love for Sale
  24. Love for Sale
  25. Love for Sale
  26. Love for Sale
  27. Love for Sale
  28. I Love Paris
  29. I Love Paris

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Parker   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Machito   Maracas,Track Performer
Walter Bishop   Piano
Will Bradley   Trombone
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Kenny Dorham   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Haig   Piano
Bill Harris   Trombone
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Hank Jones   Piano
Barney Kessel   Guitar
John Lewis   Piano
Shelly Manne   Drums
Charles Mingus   Bass
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Mel Powell   Piano
Buddy Rich   Drums,Track Performer
Max Roach   Drums
Red Rodney   Trumpet
Annie Ross   Vocals
Willie Smith   Alto Saxophone
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Tony Aless   Piano
Irving Ashby   Guitar
Bob Haggart   Bass
Neal Hefti   Conductor
Dave Lambert   Tenor (Vocal)
John LaPorta   Clarinet
Bernie Leighton   Piano
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Hal McKusick   Clarinet
Tommy Potter   Bass
Arnold Ross   Piano
Lou Stein   Piano
Stan Freeman   Piano
Don Lamond   Drums
Mitch Miller   English Horn,Oboe
Howard McGhee   Trumpet
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Ken Kersey   Piano
Luis Miranda   Conga
Chano Pozo   Conga
Teddy Kotick   Bass
Percy Heath   Bass
Manny Albam   Baritone Saxophone
Porcino   Trumpet
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Mario Bauzá   Trumpet
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone
Norman Granz   Track Performer
Verlye Mills   Harp
Maurice Brown   Cello
Ray Brown   Bass
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Junior Collins   French Horn
Art Drelinger   Reeds
Gil Evans   Conductor
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Bass
Benny Harris   Trumpet
Sid Harris   Violin
Roy Haynes   Drums
J.C. Heard   Drums
René Hernández   Piano
Max Hollander   Violin
Isadore Zir   Viola
Harry Katzman   Violin
Killian   Trumpet
Jose Madera   Tenor Saxophone
Jose Mangual   Bongos
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Harry Melnikoff   Violin
Rafael Miranda   Conga
Pete Mondello   Tenor Saxophone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Alto Saxophone
Ubaldo Nieto   Timbales
Chico O'Farrill   Conductor
Gene Orloff   Violin
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Samuel Rand   Violin
Roberto Rodriguez   Bass
Hank Ross   Tenor Saxophone
Curly Russell   Bass
Art Ryerson   Guitar
Joseph Singer   French Horn
Fred Skerritt   Alto Saxophone
Bart Varsalona   Bass Trombone
Ray Wetzel   Trumpet
Jack Zayde   Violin
Sol Rabinowitz   Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Webb   Baritone Saxophone
Doug Mettome   Trumpet
Lee Young   Drums
Leslie Johnakins   Baritone Saxophone
Howard Kay   Violin
Milton Lomask   Violin
Carl Poole   Trumpet
Zelly Smirnoff   Violin
Harry Terrill   Alto Saxophone
Tommy Turk   Trombone
Eddie Brown   Oboe
Jimmy Carroll   Conductor
Murray Williams   Alto Saxophone
Joe Lipman   Chimes,Conductor,Xylophone
Jerome Darr   Guitar
Stan Karpenia   Violin
Wallace McManus   Harp
Manny Thaler   Bassoon
Dave Uchitel   Viola
Manny Fidler   Violin
Tommy Mace   Oboe
Fred Ruzilla   Viola
Joe Benaventi   Cello
Frank Brieff   Viola
Paquito Davilla   Trumpet
Bronislaw Gimpel   Violin
Nat Nathanson   Viola
Myor Rosen   Harp
Sonny Salad   Alto Saxophone
Diego Iborra   Percussion
Bobby Woodlen   Trumpet
Sam Caplan   Violin,Cornet
Ted Blume   Violin
Stewart   Trumpet
Butch Birdsall   Bass (Vocal)
Jerry Parker   Baritone (Vocal)
Gene Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Frank Miller   Cello

Technical Credits

Machito   Composer
Xavier Cugat   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Liner Notes
Lester Young   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Neal Hefti   Arranger
Sebastián Yradier   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Gil Evans   Arranger
Arthur Freed   Composer
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Benny Harris   Composer
René Hernández   Composer
Chico O'Farrill   Arranger
Charlie Parker   Composer
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Phil Schaap   Producer,Liner Notes
Jimmy Sherman   Composer
Jimmy Carroll   Arranger
Joe Lipman   Arranger
Gilberto Valdes   Composer
Tom Adair   Composer
Brooks Bowman   Composer
Morgan Lewis   Composer
Marion Sunshine   Composer
Jose Abreu   Composer
Jimmy Davis   Composer
Aloysio Oliveira   Composer
Norman Shrdlu   Composer

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