Confirmation: The Best of the Verve Years

Confirmation: The Best of the Verve Years

by Charlie Parker


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Confirmation: The Best of the Verve Years

Anyone daunted by the expense of acquiring the 10-disc Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve may well have their prayers answered by this 2-CD distillation of the big box. It covers a wide stretch of material from Parker's career, going back to the first JATP concert in 1946 and stretching almost to the end of his Norman Granz period. One might prefer a chronological approach - which the box takes - to the wild skipping around from session to session and idiom to idiom that occurs here. But the set does touch all of the bases of the Verve catalogue - the JATP concerts, the string sessions, the Afro-Cuban experiments, the big band treatments, the botched Gil Evans session, and of course, the small combo formats that Parker usually worked within. As part of a basic Charlie Parker collection, which would also include samplings from the Dial and Savoy periods, these CDs are essential as an overview of the diverse formats that Parker explored while recording for Granz.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/08/1995
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731452781529
catalogNumber: 527815

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Parker   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Machito   Maracas
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Kenny Dorham   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Haig   Piano
Hank Jones   Piano
Barney Kessel   Guitar
John Lewis   Piano
Shelly Manne   Drums
Charles Mingus   Bass
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Rich   Drums
Max Roach   Drums
Red Rodney   Trumpet
Annie Ross   Vocals
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Aless   Piano
Neal Hefti   Conductor
John LaPorta   Clarinet
Bernie Leighton   Piano
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Hal McKusick   Clarinet
Tommy Potter   Bass
Arnold Ross   Piano
Stan Freeman   Piano
Don Lamond   Drums
Mitch Miller   English Horn,Oboe
Howard McGhee   Trumpet
Luis Miranda   Conga
Teddy Kotick   Bass
Percy Heath   Bass
Manny Albam   Baritone Saxophone
Porcino   Trumpet
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Mario Bauzá   Trumpet
Walter Bishop   Piano
Verlye Mills   Harp
Maurice Brown   Cello
Ray Brown   Bass
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Junior Collins   French Horn
Gil Evans   Conductor
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Bass
Sid Harris   Violin
Roy Haynes   Drums
J.C. Heard   Drums
René Hernández   Piano
Max Hollander   Violin
Isadore Zir   Viola
Harry Katzman   Violin
Killian   Trumpet
Jose Madera   Tenor Saxophone
Jose Mangual   Bongos
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Pete Mondello   Tenor Saxophone
Thelonious Monk   Piano
Ubaldo Nieto   Timbales
Gene Orloff   Vocals,Concert Master
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Samuel Rand   Violin
Roberto Rodriguez   Bass
Hank Ross   Tenor Saxophone
Curly Russell   Bass
Fred Skerritt   Alto Saxophone
Bart Varsalona   Trombone
Carlos Vidal   Conga
Ray Wetzel   Trumpet
Doug Mettome   Trumpet
Leslie Johnakins   Baritone Saxophone
Howard Kay   Violin
Milton Lomask   Violin
Carl Poole   Trumpet
Zelly Smirnoff   Violin
Tommy Turk   Trombone
Eddie Brown   Oboe
Jimmy Carroll   Conductor
Murray Williams   Alto Saxophone
Joe Lipman   Conductor
Manny Thaler   Bassoon
Manny Fidler   Violin
Vinnie Jacobs   French Horn
Tommy Mace   Oboe
Fred Ruzilla   Viola
Joe Benaventi   Cello
Frank Brieff   Violin
Paquito Davilla   Trumpet
Bronislaw Gimpel   Violin
Nat Nathanson   Viola
Myor Rosen   Harp
Sonny Salad   Alto Saxophone
Diego Iborra   Percussion
Bobby Woodlen   Trumpet
Sam Caplan   Violin,Concert Master
Butch Birdsall   Vocals
Jerry Parker   Vocals
Gene Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Frank Miller   Cello

Technical Credits

Charlie Shavers   Composer
Neal Hefti   Arranger
Coleman Hawkins   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Gil Evans   Arranger
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Benny Harris   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Jimmy Sherman   Composer
Jimmy Carroll   Arranger
Joe Lipman   Arranger
Patricia Lie   Art Direction
James Patrick   Liner Notes
Gilberto Valdes   Composer
Morgan Lewis   Composer
Marion Sunshine   Composer
Jose Abreu   Composer
Jimmy Davis   Composer
Aloysio Oliveira   Composer
Rudi Mallasch   Producer

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