Charlie Parker The Complete Verve Master Takes (3-CD)

The Complete Verve Master Takes (3-CD)
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  • Number of Discs: 3
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  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Verve

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.The Bird
  • Buy for $0.992.Cardboard
  • Buy for $0.993.Visa
  • Buy for $0.994.Segment - Tune X
  • Buy for $0.995.Passport - Tune Y (Rare)
  • Buy for $0.996.Passport - Tune Z (Common)
  • Buy for $1.297.Just Friends
  • Buy for $0.998.Everything Happens To Me
  • Buy for $0.999.April In Paris
  • Buy for $0.9910.Summertime
  • Buy for $0.9911.I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  • Buy for $0.9912.If I Should Lose You
  • Buy for $0.9913.Star Eyes
  • Buy for $0.9914.Blues (Fast)
  • Buy for $0.9915.I'm In The Mood For Love
  • Buy for $1.2916.Bloomdido
  • Buy for $0.9917.An Oscar For Treadwell
  • Buy for $0.9918.Mohawk
  • Buy for $0.9919.My Melancholy Baby
  • Buy for $0.9920.Leap Frog
  • Buy for $0.9921.Relaxing With Lee
  • Buy for $0.9922.Dancing In The Dark
  • Buy for $0.9923.Out Of Nowhere
  • Buy for $0.9924.Laura

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
  • Buy for $0.992.They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Buy for $0.993.Easy To Love
  • Buy for $0.994.I'm In The Mood For Love
  • Buy for $0.995.I'll Remember April
  • Buy for $0.996.Au Privave
  • Buy for $0.997.She Rote
  • Buy for $1.298.K.C. Blues
  • Buy for $0.999.Star Eyes
  • Buy for $0.9910.My Little Suede Shoes
  • Buy for $0.9911.Un Poquito De Tu Amor
  • Buy for $0.9912.Tico Tico
  • Buy for $0.9913.Fiesta
  • Buy for $0.9914.Why Do I Love You?
  • Buy for $0.9915.Blues For Alice
  • Buy for $0.9916.Si Si
  • Buy for $0.9917.Swedish Schnapps
  • Buy for $0.9918.Back Home Blues
  • Buy for $0.9919.Loverman
  • Buy for $0.9920.Temptation
  • Buy for $0.9921.Lover
  • Buy for $0.9922.Autumn In New York
  • Buy for $0.9923.Stella By Starlight
  • Buy for $0.9924.Mama Inez
  • Buy for $0.9925.La Cucaracha

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • Buy for $0.991.Estrellita
  • Buy for $0.992.Begin The Beguine
  • Buy for $0.993.La Paloma
  • Buy for $0.994.Night And Day
  • Buy for $0.995.Almost Like Being In Love
  • Buy for $0.996.I Can't Get Started
  • Buy for $0.997.What Is This Thing Called Love?
  • Buy for $0.998.The Song Is You
  • Buy for $0.999.Laird Baird
  • Buy for $0.9910.Kim
  • Buy for $0.9911.Cosmic Rays
  • Buy for $0.9912.In The Still Of The Night
  • Buy for $0.9913.Old Folks
  • Buy for $0.6914.If I Love Again
  • Buy for $0.9915.Chi-Chi
  • Buy for $0.9916.I Remember You
  • Buy for $0.9917.Now's The Time
  • Buy for $0.9918.Confirmation
  • Buy for $0.9919.I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • Buy for $0.9920.Just One Of Those Things
  • Buy for $0.9921.My Heart Belongs To Daddy
  • Buy for $0.9922.I've Got You Under My Skin
  • Buy for $0.9923.Love For Sale
  • Buy for $0.9924.I Love Paris

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Charlie Parker (alto saxophone); Gil Evans (arranger, conductor); Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone); Red Rodney, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet); Tommy Turk (trombone); Mitch Miller (oboe); Oscar Peterson, Walter Bishop, Jr., Al Haig, Hank Jones, John Lewis, Thelonious Monk (piano); Billy Bauer, Freddie Green (guitar); Ray Brown, Percy Heath, Teddy Kotick, Charles Mingus, Tommy Potter, Curly Russell (bass); Arthur Taylor, Kenny Clarke, Roy Haynes, Shelly Manne, Buddy Rich, Max Roach (drums); Dave Lambert Singers.
Producer: Norman Granz.
Compilation producer: Bryan Koniarz.
Recorded between 1947 & 1954. Includes liner notes by Phil Schaap.
Personnel: Charlie Parker (alto saxophone); Dave Lambert & His Singers (vocals); Dave Lambert (tenor); Jerry Parker (baritone); Butch Birdsall (bass voice); Jerome Darr, Freddie Green, Art Ryerson, Billy Bauer (guitar); Myor Rosen, Verlye Mills (harp); Bronislaw Gimpel, Harry Melnikoff, Sylvan Shulman, Zelly Smirnoff, Howard Kay, Sam Caplan, Milton Lomask, Samuel Rand, Jack Zayde, Max Hollander (violin); Frank Brieff, Isadore Zir (viola); Frank Miller , Maurice Brown (cello); Al Block (flute); Hal McKusick (clarinet); Mitch Miller (oboe, English horn); Eddie Brown, Tommy Mace (oboe); Manny Thaler (bassoon); Art Drelinger (woodwinds); Harry Terrill, Murray Williams, Nuncio "Toots" Mondello (alto saxophone); Flip Phillips, Hank Ross (tenor saxophone); Danny Bank, Stan Webb (baritone saxophone); Chris Griffin , Carl Poole, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Dorham, Al Porcino, Miles Davis, Red Rodney, Benny Harris , Jimmy Maxwell, Bernie Privin (trumpet); Joseph Singer, Junior Collins (French horn); The Bill Harris Quintet, Tommy Turk, Lou McGarity, Will Bradley, Bart Varsalona (trombone); Tony Aless, John Richard Lewis, Hank Jones , Al Haig, Lou Stein, Oscar Peterson, Stan Freeman, Thelonious Monk, Walter Bishop, Jr., Bernie Leighton (piano); Don Lamond, Kenny Clarke, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Art Taylor, Shelly Manne, Buddy Rich (drums); Luis Miranda , Carlos Vidal (congas); Jose Mangual (bongos).
Liner Note Authors: Max Roach; Neal Hefti; Phil Schaap; Red Rodney.
Recording information: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (12/??/1947-12/10/1954); Fine Sound Studio, New York, NY (12/??/1947-12/10/1954); Fulton Recording, New York, NY (12/??/1947-12/10/1954); Mercury Recording, New York, NY (12/??/1947-12/10/1954); New York, NY (12/??/1947-12/10/1954); RCA 24th Street Studios, New York, NY (12/??/1947-12/10/1954); Reeves Sound Studio, New York, NY (12/??/1947-12/10/1954).
Illustrators: Sean Addy; Motoko Hada.
Photographers: Katherine Holzman Goldblatt; Norio Hada; Motoko Hada; Burt Goldblatt; Leslie Jean Bart; Hugh Bell; Herman Leonard.
Arrangers: Joe Lipman; Gil Evans; Jimmy Carroll.
Along with a complete duplication of the 24 performances included in Complete Verve Masters with Strings, which was issued a year earlier than this set, there are 50 other master takes here produced by Norman Granz, ranging from a 1947 Carnegie Hall date to Parker's last in 1954. Many of the cuts come from 1950-1952. Half of the 1949 sessions are string dates; the rest come from sessions with Kenny Dorham, Tommy Turk, Al Haig, Tommy Potter, and Carlos Vidal. The most rewarding performances are a reunion of sorts with Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, along with Curly Russell and Buddy Rich, from April 1950. These tracks are nearly seminal versions of "Mohawk," "Leapfrog," and "Relaxin' with Lee," along with fine reads of "Bloomdido," "An Oscar for Treadwell," and "My Melancholy Baby." Four other cuts come from a brief reunion with Miles Davis and Max Roach in January of 1951 with Teddy Kotick and Walter Bishop, Jr. rounding out the band, and include smokingly hot versions of "Au Privave," "She Rote," and "K.C Blues." Other musicians who appear here are Oscar Peterson, Red Rodney, Kenny Clarke, John Lewis, and Billy Bauer, among dozens of others. The package is beautiful in a decorated, painted silver metal box that the CDs fold out of, but the booklet -- like Universal's Joni Mitchell set -- falls apart because of bogus stitching. There is undoubtedly great music here, although it would have worked better as a double set to respect those who were righteous enough to buy the strings disc. ~ Thom Jurek

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