Rise and Fall of Charlie Parker

Rise and Fall of Charlie Parker

by Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker


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On Primo's double-disc compilation released in 2007, The Rise and Fall of Charlie Parker is depicted using 40 definitive bop recordings made in New York, Hollywood, and Detroit between November 1945 and March 1951, a segment of time that begins five years into and ends about three years short of the end of Bird's adventurous recording career. For this project the folks at Primo raided the Savoy, Dial, and Verve catalogs, stacking the selections in almost but not quite chronological order and tossing in a handful of live broadcasts from the Royal Roost at 47th and Broadway in New York City. The supporting cast includes trumpeters Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Howard McGhee, trombonist J.J. Johnson, saxophonists Lucky Thompson and Wardell Gray, pianists Dodo Marmarosa, Erroll Garner, Bud Powell, Duke Jordan, Al Haig, John Lewis, and Walter Bishop, Jr., and drummers Max Roach and Roy Haynes. Even if dozens of existing Charlie Parker collections cover similar ground, the titles are well chosen, the music is uniformly excellent, and the spirit of Charlie Parker is inextinguishable.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/17/2007
Label: Primo
UPC: 0805520090438
catalogNumber: 6043
Rank: 114897


Disc 1

  1. Billie's Bounce
  2. Warming Up a Riff
  3. Now's the Time
  4. Ko-Ko
  5. Moose the Mooche
  6. Yardbird Suite
  7. Ornithology
  8. A Night in Tunisia
  9. Love Man
  10. Cool Blues
  11. Relaxin' at Camarillo
  12. Donna Lee
  13. Chasin' the Bird
  14. Cheryl
  15. Buzzy
  16. Dexterity
  17. Dewey Square
  18. The Hymn
  19. Bird of Paradise
  20. Embraceable You

Disc 2

  1. Scrapple from the Apple
  2. Klactoveesedstene
  3. My Old Flame
  4. Quasimodo
  5. How Deep Is the Ocean?
  6. Bluebird
  7. 52nd Street Theme
  8. Groovin' High
  9. Slow Boat to China
  10. Barbados
  11. Steeplechase
  12. Parker's Mood
  13. My Little Suede Shoes
  14. Tico Tico
  15. April in Paris
  16. Summertime
  17. I'm in the Mood for Love
  18. Au Privave
  19. Star Eyes
  20. K.C. Blues

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