Bird: The Original Recordings of Charlie Parker

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All Music Guide - Curtis Zimmermann
Bird: The Original Recordings of Charlie Parker is a compilation of 12 tracks recorded by Charlie Parker during his years with the Verve label. The CD isn't in chronological order or even comprehensive enough to deem it a "best of." That is not to say that this album doesn't contain some phenomenal recordings; it does. Bird features some of Parker's best, including "Now's the Time," "Blues for Alice," and "K.C. Blues" the latter is a collaboration with Miles Davis. In addition to the 11 studio tracks, it also has a 12-minute live version of "Lester Leaps In" which features the tune's composer, Lester Young. Since most Charlie Parker fans will have these songs on other...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Curtis Zimmermann
Bird: The Original Recordings of Charlie Parker is a compilation of 12 tracks recorded by Charlie Parker during his years with the Verve label. The CD isn't in chronological order or even comprehensive enough to deem it a "best of." That is not to say that this album doesn't contain some phenomenal recordings; it does. Bird features some of Parker's best, including "Now's the Time," "Blues for Alice," and "K.C. Blues" the latter is a collaboration with Miles Davis. In addition to the 11 studio tracks, it also has a 12-minute live version of "Lester Leaps In" which features the tune's composer, Lester Young. Since most Charlie Parker fans will have these songs on other discs, they can probably skip this one. However, this is a decent place to start for those looking for an introduction to Parker or bebop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 042283717626
  • Catalog Number: 837176
  • Sales rank: 114,119

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Now's the Time (3:00)
  2. 2 Laura (2:56)
  3. 3 Mohawk (3:34)
  4. 4 Kim (2:57)
  5. 5 Blues for Alice (2:46)
  6. 6 Laird Baird (2:44)
  7. 7 K.C. Blues (3:24)
  8. 8 Lover Man (3:22)
  9. 9 Just Friends (3:30)
  10. 10 The Bird (4:46)
  11. 11 April in Paris (3:05)
  12. 12 Lester Leaps In (12:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlie Parker Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone
Walter Bishop Jr. Piano
Miles Davis Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Al Haig Piano
Hank Jones Piano
John Lewis Piano
Shelly Manne Drums
Flip Phillips Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Rich Drums
Max Roach Drums
Red Rodney Trumpet
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Bernie Leighton Piano
Stan Freeman Piano
Mitch Miller Oboe
Teddy Kotick Bass
Percy Heath Bass
Verlye Mills Harp
Maurice Brown Cello
Ray Brown Bass
Kenny Clarke Drums
Max Hollander Violin
Isadore Zir Viola
Jimmy Caroll Orchestra with Strings Conductor
Harry Melnikoff Violin
Thelonious Monk Piano
Samuel Rand Violin
Curly Russell Bass
Joseph Singer French Horn
Howard Kay Violin
Milton Lomask Violin
Meyer Rosen Harp
Zelly Smirnoff Violin
Tommy Turk Trombone
Jimmy Carroll Conductor
Joe Lipman Conductor
Frank Brieff Viola
Bronislaw Gimpel Violin
Sam Caplan Violin
Sam Caplain Violin
Frank Miller Cello
Technical Credits
Jimmie Davis Composer
Miles Davis Contributor
Dizzy Gillespie Contributor
Hank Jones Contributor
John Lewis Contributor
Buddy Rich Contributor
Max Roach Contributor
Lester Young Composer
Norman Granz Producer
Ray Brown Contributor
Jimmy Caroll Orchestra with Strings Arranger
Thelonious Monk Contributor
Charlie Parker Contributor
Phil Schaap Engineer, Remixing, Tape Vault Research
Richard Seidel Producer
Dennis Drake Remixing
Jimmy Carroll Arranger
Tom "Curly" Ruff Remixing
Seth Rothstein Producer
Joe Lipman Arranger
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