Charlie Parker for Lovers

Charlie Parker for Lovers

by Charlie Parker


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Charlie Parker for Lovers

As part of Verve's For Lovers series, the genius alto saxophonist Charlie Parker is spotlighted on 11 tracks recorded between 1949 and 1954. This romantic set of standards aptly highlights Bird's melancholic flight, especially on the seven tracks from Charlie Parker with Strings: "Easy to Love," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "Laura," "Everything Happens to Me," "Summertime," "Autumn in New York," and "Out of Nowhere." Some of Bird's sidemen on these sessions include John Lewis, Red Rodney, Hank Jones, Buddy Rich, Kenny Clarke, Walter Bishop, Jr., and Ray Brown, not to mention a full string section. While this compilation contains timeless performances, it only represents a miniscule portion of Charlie Parker's panoramic legacy.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/01/2006
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602498892985
catalogNumber: 000605702

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Parker   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Billy Bauer   Guitar
Walter Bishop   Piano
Will Bradley   Trombone
Bill Harris   Trombone
Hank Jones   Piano
Buddy Rich   Drums
Red Rodney   Trumpet
Bob Haggart   Bass
Bernie Leighton   Piano
Lou Stein   Piano
Stan Freeman   Piano
Don Lamond   Drums
Mitch Miller   Oboe
Luis Miranda   Conga
Stan Webb   Baritone Saxophone
Teddy Kotick   Bass
Porcino   Trumpet
Verlye Mills   Harp
Maurice Brown   Cello
Ray Brown   Bass
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Art Drelinger   Woodwind
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Roy Haynes   Drums
Max Hollander   Violin
Isadore Zir   Viola
Jose Mangual   Bongos
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Alto Saxophone
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Samuel Rand   Violin
Art Ryerson   Guitar
Joseph Singer   French Horn
Jack Zayde   Violin
Howard Kay   Violin
Milton Lomask   Violin
Zelly Smirnoff   Violin
Eddie Brown   Oboe
Jimmy Carroll   Conductor
Murray Williams   Alto Saxophone
Joe Lipman   Conductor
Frank Brieff   Viola
Bronislaw Gimpel   Violin
Myor Rosen   Harp
Sam Caplan   Violin,Concert Master
John Richard Lewis   Piano
Frank Miller   Cello

Technical Credits

Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Julio Gutierrez   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
David Raksin   Composer
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Young   Liner Notes
Jimmy Sherman   Composer
Jimmy Carroll   Arranger
Joe Lipman   Arranger
Hollis King   Art Direction
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Clayton Junior   Illustrations

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