Ornithology [Living Era]

Ornithology [Living Era]

by Charlie Parker


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Ornithology [Living Era]

For those who collect Charlie Parker compilations, this title may be a bit confusing. This Living Era/ASV comp is not a duplicate version of those on Proper, Golden Stars (those two are the same), or Definitive. These 24 tracks on a single disc are cross-licensed from the many labels Bird recorded for such as Savoy, Verve, and Dial. Tracks run the gamut of Parker's membership in Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra, to his own band (on a rarely assembled version of "Star Eyes" from 1945 with Miles Davis and Max Roach). Some of the other players here include Dodo Marmarosa, Teddy Kotick, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, Jimmy Carroll & His Orchestra, Lucky Thompson, and many others. The sound on this set is acceptable but certainly not the finest out there. One would still have to recommend the double-disc Rhino set for a definitive assemblage, but for the budget price and the sheer number of tracks, and the star-grade performances, it's easy to recommend this one as well.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/22/2005
Label: Asv Living Era
UPC: 0743625556629
catalogNumber: 5566

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Parker   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Walter Bishop   Piano
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Erroll Garner   Piano
Dizzy Gillespie   Piano,Trumpet
Wardell Gray   Tenor Saxophone
Haig   Piano
Duke Jordan   Piano
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Bud Powell   Piano
Buddy Rich   Drums
Max Roach   Drums
Slam Stewart   Double Bass
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Cozy Cole   Drums
Tommy Potter   Double Bass
Stan Freeman   Piano
Don Lamond   Drums
Mitch Miller   Oboe,Cor anglais
Howard McGhee   Trumpet
Teddy Kotick   Double Bass
Ray Brown   Double Bass
Jimmy Bunn   Piano
Red Callender   Double Bass,Upright Bass
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Clyde Hart   Piano
Max Hollander   Violin
Dodo Marmarosa   Piano
Roy Porter   Drums
Curly Russell   Double Bass
Harold "Doc" West   Drums
Arv Garrison   Guitar
Milton Lomask   Violin
Meyer Rosen   Harp
Frank Brieff   Viola
Bronislaw Gimpel   Violin
Remo Palmieri   Guitar
Bob "Dingbod" Kesterson   Double Bass
Vic McMillan   Double Bass
John Richard Lewis   Piano
Frank Miller   Cello

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Digby Fairweather   Liner Notes
Johnny Green   Composer
Benny Harris   Composer
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Mark Ranshaw   Cover Art
John Klenner   Composer

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