The Complete Verve Master Takes

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Along with a complete duplication of the 24 performances included in Complete Verve Masters with Strings, which was issued a year earlier than this set, there are 50 other master takes here produced by Norman Granz, ranging from a 1947 Carnegie Hall date to Parker's last in 1954. Many of the cuts come from 1950-1952. Half of the 1949 sessions are string dates; the rest come from sessions with Kenny Dorham, Tommy Turk, Al Haig, Tommy Potter, and Carlos Vidal. The most rewarding performances are a reunion of sorts with Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, along with Curly Russell and Buddy Rich, from April 1950. These tracks are nearly seminal versions of "Mohawk," "Leapfrog,"...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Along with a complete duplication of the 24 performances included in Complete Verve Masters with Strings, which was issued a year earlier than this set, there are 50 other master takes here produced by Norman Granz, ranging from a 1947 Carnegie Hall date to Parker's last in 1954. Many of the cuts come from 1950-1952. Half of the 1949 sessions are string dates; the rest come from sessions with Kenny Dorham, Tommy Turk, Al Haig, Tommy Potter, and Carlos Vidal. The most rewarding performances are a reunion of sorts with Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, along with Curly Russell and Buddy Rich, from April 1950. These tracks are nearly seminal versions of "Mohawk," "Leapfrog," and "Relaxin' with Lee," along with fine reads of "Bloomdido," "An Oscar for Treadwell," and "My Melancholy Baby." Four other cuts come from a brief reunion with Miles Davis and Max Roach in January of 1951 with Teddy Kotick and Walter Bishop, Jr. rounding out the band, and include smokingly hot versions of "Au Privave," "She Rote," and "K.C Blues." Other musicians who appear here are Oscar Peterson, Red Rodney, Kenny Clarke, John Lewis, and Billy Bauer, among dozens of others. The package is beautiful in a decorated, painted silver metal box that the CDs fold out of, but the booklet -- like Universal's Joni Mitchell set -- falls apart because of bogus stitching. There is undoubtedly great music here, although it would have worked better as a double set to respect those who were righteous enough to buy the strings disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 044006559728
  • Catalog Number: 065597

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Bird (4:47)
  2. 2 Cardboard (3:10)
  3. 3 Visa (3:01)
  4. 4 Segment (3:21)
  5. 5 Passport (2:57)
  6. 6 Passport (3:02)
  7. 7 Just Friends (3:32)
  8. 8 Everything Happens to Me (3:18)
  9. 9 April in Paris (3:09)
  10. 10 Summertime (2:48)
  11. 11 I Didn't Know What Time It Was (3:15)
  12. 12 If I Should Lose You (2:49)
  13. 13 Star Eyes (3:31)
  14. 14 Blues (Fast) (2:48)
  15. 15 I'm in the Mood for Love (2:54)
  16. 16 Bloomdido (3:27)
  17. 17 An Oscar for Treadwell (3:25)
  18. 18 Mohawk (3:38)
  19. 19 My Melancholy Baby (3:27)
  20. 20 Leap Frog (2:32)
  21. 21 Relaxin' With Lee (2:49)
  22. 22 Dancing in the Dark (3:13)
  23. 23 Out of Nowhere (3:07)
  24. 24 Laura (2:57)
Disc 2
  1. 1 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) (3:41)
  2. 2 They Can't Take That Away from Me (3:22)
  3. 3 Easy to Love (3:32)
  4. 4 I'm in the Mood for Love (3:36)
  5. 5 I'll Remember April (3:07)
  6. 6 Au Privave (2:46)
  7. 7 She Rote (3:08)
  8. 8 K.C. Blues (3:27)
  9. 9 Star Eyes (3:37)
  10. 10 My Little Suede Shoes (3:06)
  11. 11 Un Poquito de Tu Amor (2:44)
  12. 12 Tico-Tico (AKA "Tico-Tico No Fuba") (2:47)
  13. 13 Fiesta (2:53)
  14. 14 Why Do I Love You? (3:09)
  15. 15 Blues for Alice (2:48)
  16. 16 Si Si (2:41)
  17. 17 Swedish Schnapps (3:13)
  18. 18 Back Home Blues (2:49)
  19. 19 Lover Man (3:26)
  20. 20 Temptation (3:33)
  21. 21 Lover (3:09)
  22. 22 Autumn in New York (3:31)
  23. 23 Stella by Starlight (2:59)
  24. 24 Mama Inez (2:55)
  25. 25 La Cucaracha (2:41)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Estrellita (2:46)
  2. 2 Begin the Beguine (3:16)
  3. 3 La Paloma (2:42)
  4. 4 Night and Day (2:52)
  5. 5 Almost Like Being in Love (2:36)
  6. 6 I Can't Get Started (3:10)
  7. 7 What Is This Thing Called Love? (2:37)
  8. 8 The Song Is You (2:58)
  9. 9 Laird Baird (2:46)
  10. 10 Kim (2:59)
  11. 11 Cosmic Rays (3:07)
  12. 12 In the Still of the Night (3:26)
  13. 13 Old Folks (3:38)
  14. 14 If I Love Again (2:28)
  15. 15 Chi-Chi (3:05)
  16. 16 I Remember You (3:05)
  17. 17 Now's the Time (3:03)
  18. 18 Confirmation (2:59)
  19. 19 I Get a Kick Out of You (3:36)
  20. 20 Just One of Those Things (2:42)
  21. 21 My Heart Belongs to Daddy (3:20)
  22. 22 I've Got You Under My Skin (3:35)
  23. 23 Love for Sale (5:36)
  24. 24 I Love Paris (5:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlie Parker Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone
Billy Bauer Guitar
Walter Bishop Jr. Piano
Will Bradley Trombone
Miles Davis Trumpet
Kenny Dorham Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Freddie Green Guitar
Al Haig Piano
Hank Jones Piano
Shelly Manne Drums
Charles Mingus Bass
Oscar Peterson Piano
Flip Phillips Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Rich Drums
Max Roach Drums
Red Rodney Trumpet
Art Taylor Drums
Tony Aless Piano
Bob Haggart Bass
Dave Lambert Tenor (Vocal)
Bernie Leighton Piano
Lou McGarity Trombone
Hal McKusick Clarinet
Tommy Potter Bass
Lou Stein Piano
Stan Freeman Piano
Don Lamond Drums
Mitch Miller English Horn, Oboe
Luis Miranda Conga
Stan Webb Baritone Saxophone
Teddy Kotick Bass
Percy Heath Bass
Al Porcino Trumpet
Danny Bank Baritone Saxophone
Verlye Mills Harp
Maurice Brown Cello
Ray Brown Bass
Kenny Clarke Drums
Junior Collins French Horn
Art Drelinger Woodwind
Gil Evans Conductor
Chris Griffin Trumpet
Benny Harris Trumpet
Roy Haynes Drums
Max Hollander Violin
Isadore Zir Viola
Jose Mangual Bongos
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
Harry Melnikoff Violin
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello Alto Saxophone
Thelonious Monk Piano
Bernie Privin Trumpet
Samuel Rand Violin
Hank Ross Tenor Saxophone
Curly Russell Bass
Art Ryerson Guitar
Sylvan Shulman Violin
Joseph Singer French Horn
Bart Varsalona Trombone
Carlos Vidal Conga
Jack Zayde Violin
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 Conductor
Jerome Darr Guitar
Manny Thaler Bassoon
Al Block Flute
Tommy Mace Oboe
Frank Brieff Viola
Bronislaw Gimpel Violin
Myor Rosen Harp
Sam Caplan Violin, Concert Master
John Richard Lewis Piano
The Bill Harris Quintet Trombone
Butch Birdsall Bass (Vocal)
Jerry Parker Baritone (Vocal)
Dave Lambert & His Singers Vocals
Frank Miller Cello
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Xavier Cugat Composer
Max Roach Liner Notes
Red Rodney Liner Notes
Charlie Shavers Composer
Matt Dennis Composer
Neal Hefti Liner Notes
Dave Lambert Choir Arrangement
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Sebastián Yradier Composer
Nacio Herb Brown Composer
Norman Granz Producer
Gene DePaul Composer
Howard Dietz Composer
Ervin Drake Composer
Gil Evans Arranger, Instrument Arrangement
Dorothy Fields Composer
Arthur Freed Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Benny Harris Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Charlie Parker Composer
Cole Porter Composer
David Raksin Composer
Roger "Ram" Ramirez Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Don Raye Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Phil Schaap Liner Notes
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Victor Young Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Frederick Loewe Composer
Jack Murray Composer
Jimmy Sherman Composer
Vito Picone Composer
Arthur Venosa Composer
Jimmy Carroll Arranger
Joe Lipman Arranger
Eliseo Grenet Composer
David Stone Martin Cover Illustration
Hollis King Art Direction
DuBose Heyward Composer
Willard Robison Composer
Tom Adair Composer
Victor Schertzinger Composer
Brooks Bowman Composer
Ernie Burnett Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert Composer
Dedette Lee Hill Composer
Patricia Johnston Composer
George Norton Composer
Ben Oakland Composer
John Klenner Composer
Jose Abreu Composer
Jimmy Davis Composer
Traditional Composer
Ken Druker Executive Producer
Motoko Hada Illustrations, Collage
Aloysio Oliveira Composer
Stephanie Stein Crease Note Editing
Sean Addy Illustrations
Leslie Jean Bart Cover Illustration
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