Complete Savoy and Dial Master Takes

The Complete Savoy and Dial Master Takes

by Charlie Parker
     
 

Through the miracle of high-resolution digital transfer and mastering technology, Bird enthusiasts can now get an earful of the shape of Charlie Parker's musical accomplishments for Savoy and Dial in the 1940s. Available as a three-disc box set, the alto saxophonist is recorded in various configurations as performer and bandleader with such mainstream jazz greats as…  See more details below

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Through the miracle of high-resolution digital transfer and mastering technology, Bird enthusiasts can now get an earful of the shape of Charlie Parker's musical accomplishments for Savoy and Dial in the 1940s. Available as a three-disc box set, the alto saxophonist is recorded in various configurations as performer and bandleader with such mainstream jazz greats as trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, pianists Bud Powell and Erroll Garner, drummer Max Roach, trombonist J.J. Johnson, and bassist Ray Brown, to name but a few. Charlie Parker draws on his pungent roots and rhythms of the Kansas City jazz scene on "Parker's Mood" and makes a deep statement of the existence of the blues in the jazz tradition. His freedom and rapid-fire sax lines on "Yardbird Suite" serve to confirm his excellence in crafting polished improvisations and solos. One of Parker's strongest compositions, "Orinithology," is pure, unadulterated bebop, and the unique sound of Parker's alto saxophone is clearly articulated through smoothly executed phrasings and cutting, focused energy. Parker picks up the tenor saxophone with the Miles Davis All-Stars on such great songs as "Milestones" and "Sippin' at Bell's." Overall, Bird audiophiles, jazz educators, and historians should be prepared to be impressed. This collection is arguably Bird's most important recording studio work.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/2002
Label:
Savoy Jazz
UPC:
0795041714923
catalogNumber:
17149
Rank:
29554

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Tiny's Tempo
  2. I'll Always Love You Just the Same
  3. Romance Without Finance
  4. Red Cross
  5. Warming up a Riff
  6. Billie's Bounce
  7. Now's the Time
  8. Thriving on a Riff
  9. Meandering
  10. Koko
  11. Diggin' Diz
  12. Moose the Mooche
  13. Yardbird Suite
  14. Ornithology
  15. A Night in Tunisia
  16. Max (Is) Making Wax
  17. Lover Man
  18. The Gypsy
  19. Bebop
  20. This Is Always
  21. Dark Shadows

Disc 2

  1. Bird's Nest
  2. Cool Blues
  3. Relaxin' at Camarillo
  4. Cheers
  5. Carvin' the Bird
  6. Stupendous
  7. Donna Lee
  8. Chasin' the Bird
  9. Cheryl
  10. Buzzy
  11. Milestones
  12. Little Willie Leaps
  13. Half Nelson
  14. Sippin' at Bells
  15. Dexterity
  16. Bongo Bop
  17. Dewey Square
  18. The Hymn
  19. Bird of Paradise
  20. Embraceable You
  21. Bird Feathers
  22. Klact-Oveeseds-Tene

Disc 3

  1. Scrapple from the Apple
  2. My Old Flame
  3. Out of Nowhere
  4. Don't Blame Me
  5. Drifting on a Reed
  6. Quasimodo
  7. Charlie's Wig
  8. Bongo Beep
  9. Crazeology
  10. How Deep Is the Ocean?
  11. Another Hair Do
  12. Bluebird
  13. Klaunstance
  14. Bird Gets the Worm
  15. Barbados
  16. Ah-Leu-Cha
  17. Constellation
  18. Parker's Mood
  19. Perhaps
  20. Marmaduke
  21. Steeplechase
  22. Merry-Go-Round

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