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Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve (CD)

By: Charlie Parker (Artist)


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Charlie Parker Artist Snapshot:

Charlie Parker's combination of sheer genius and pure emotion on the saxophone has few rivals, and after him, nothing would be the same. As one of the creators of bebop in the 1940s and 1950s (alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, and others), Parker, aka Bird, introduced a new level of expression to jazz, one that combined stunning technique, profound musical knowledge, and, above all, the ability to make complex ideas sound simple, soulful, and inevitable. Dead at just 34, Parker left behind a legacy that many have tried to equal, but none has surpassed.


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DISC 1 for Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve (CD) Album By Charlie Parker (Artist) Amazon.com iTunes CD Universe
1   Sweet Georgia Brown Buy    
2   Blues For Norman Buy    
3   I Can't Get Started (Live (1946/Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles)) Buy    
4   Oh, Lady, Be Good! Buy    
5   After You've Gone Buy    
6   I Got Rhythm Buy    
7   Introductions Buy Buy  
8   Jatp Blues Buy    
 
DISC 2 for Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve (CD) Album By Charlie Parker (Artist) Amazon.com iTunes CD Universe
1   The Bird Buy Buy  
2   Repetition (Live (1947/Carnegie Hall)) Buy Buy  
3   No Noise Buy Buy  
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DISC 3 for Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve (CD) Album By Charlie Parker (Artist) Amazon.com iTunes CD Universe
1   The Opener Buy    
2   Lester Leaps In Buy    
3   Embraceable You Buy    
4   The Closer Buy    
5   Ow (Introduction Of Ella Fitzgerald) Buy Buy  
6   Flyin' Home Buy Buy  
7   How High The Moon Buy Buy  
8   Perdido Buy Buy  
 
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27   Leap Frog (Take 10) Buy Buy  
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DISC 5 for Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve (CD) Album By Charlie Parker (Artist) Amazon.com iTunes CD Universe
1   Dancing In The Dark Buy Buy  
2   Out Of Nowhere Buy Buy  
3   Laura Buy Buy  
4   Laura Buy Buy  
5   East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon) Buy Buy  
6   They Can't Take That Away From Me Buy Buy  
7   Easy To Love Buy Buy  
8   I'm In The Mood For Love Buy Buy  
9   I'm In The Mood For Love Buy Buy  
10   I'll Remember April Buy Buy  
11   I'll Remember April Buy Buy  
12   I'll Remember April Buy Buy  
13   What Is This Thing Called Love? (Live (Carnegie Hall)) Buy Buy  
14   April In Paris (Live (Carnegie Hall)) Buy Buy  
15   Repetition Buy Buy  
16   Easy To Love (Live (Carnegie Hall)) Buy Buy  
17   Rocker (I'll Remember April) Buy Buy  
18   Celebrity Buy Buy  
19   Ballade Buy Buy  
20   Medley:The Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite Buy    
 
DISC 6 for Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve (CD) Album By Charlie Parker (Artist) Amazon.com iTunes CD Universe
1   Au Privave Buy Buy  
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3   She Rote Buy Buy  
4   She Rote Buy Buy  
5   K.C. Blues Buy Buy  
6   Star Eyes Buy Buy  
7   My Little Suede Shoes Buy Buy  
8   Un Poquito De Tu Amor Buy Buy  
9   Tico Tico Buy Buy  
10   Fiesta Buy Buy  
11   Why Do I Love You Buy Buy  
12   Why Do I Love You Buy Buy  
13   Why Do I Love You? Buy Buy  
14   Blues For Alice Buy Buy  
15   Si Si Buy Buy  
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18   Back Home Blues Buy Buy  
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20   Loverman Buy Buy  
 
DISC 7 for Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve (CD) Album By Charlie Parker (Artist) Amazon.com iTunes CD Universe
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14   Begin The Beguine Buy Buy  
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17   Almost Like Being In Love Buy Buy  
18   I Can't Get Started Buy Buy  
19   What Is This Thing Called Love? Buy Buy  
 
DISC 8 for Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve (CD) Album By Charlie Parker (Artist) Amazon.com iTunes CD Universe
1   Jam Blues Buy    
2   What Is This Thing Called Love? (Norman Granz Jam Session) Buy    
3   Ballad Medley Buy    
4   Funky Blues Buy    
 
DISC 9 for Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve (CD) Album By Charlie Parker (Artist) Amazon.com iTunes CD Universe
1   The Song Is You Buy Buy  
2   Laird Baird Buy Buy  
3   Kim Buy Buy  
4   Kim Buy Buy  
5   Cosmic Rays Buy Buy  
6   Cosmic Rays Buy Buy  
7   In the Still of the Night Buy Buy  
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22   If I Love Again Buy Buy  
 
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20   My Heart Belongs To Daddy Buy Buy  
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22   I've Got You Under My Skin Buy Buy  
23   Love For Sale Buy Buy  
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28   I Love Paris Buy Buy  

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This 10-CD set collects all of Parker's recordings for Norman Granz's various labels, beginning with an isolated Jazz at the Philharmonic appearance in 1946. Parker recorded exclusively for Granz beginning in late 1948, and the relationship continued to his final studio session in 1954. While the most brilliant flowers of Parker's creativity bloomed before that contract began, this set documents in meticulous detail Bird's longest relationship with a single record company and a period in which he was the most influential musician in jazz. While labels such as Savoy and Dial had been limited to recording Parker in the small groups he worked with regularly, Granz's greater resources allowed Parker to undertake the more expansive projects he sought, such as the famous recordings with strings, heard here in their entirety. Granz also recorded Parker with many of the giants of the Swing Era who made up his roster, and there are performances with many of Parker's original influences, such as Johnny Hodges, Lester Young, and trumpeter Roy Eldridge.

Some of Granz's inspirations were less appropriate, like burdening Parker and Dizzy Gillespie with the flamboyant Buddy Rich, but Parker even manages to sound fluent and amused on a confused arrangement of "In the Still of the Night" with reed parts by Gil Evans and voices arranged by Dave Lambert. He's more often heard in congenial small group settings that include Miles Davis, Hank Jones, and Max Roach, and there are plenty of moments when Parker is a match for even his own earlier recordings. The wealth of alternate takes and false starts provides an intimate and detailed portrait of Bird in the studio, and there's a brilliance to Parker's improvisations that makes every track of interest. --Stuart Broomer



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