Bird: The Original Recordings of Charlie Parker

Bird: The Original Recordings of Charlie Parker

by Charlie Parker


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Bird: The Original Recordings of Charlie Parker

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042283717626
catalogNumber: 837176

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Parker   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Walter Bishop   Piano
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
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

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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