Charlie Parker Confirmation: The Best of the Verve Years (2-CD)

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Confirmation: The Best of the Verve Years (2-CD)
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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Polygram Records

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $1.291.Just Friends
  • Buy for $0.992.Swedish Schnapps
  • Buy for $0.993.Laird Baird
  • Buy for $0.994.K.C. Blues
  • Buy for $0.995.April in Paris
  • Buy for $0.996.Laura
  • Buy for $0.997.Embraceable You
  • Buy for $0.998.Ballade
  • Buy for $0.999.Au Privave
  • Buy for $0.9910.The Song Is You
  • Buy for $0.9911.Mango Mangue
  • Buy for $0.9912.Confirmation
  • Buy for $0.9913.Segment
  • Buy for $0.9914.She Rote
  • Buy for $0.9915.Kim
  • Buy for $0.9916.In the Still of the Night
  • Buy for $0.9917.Star Eyes
  • Buy for $0.9918.How High the Moon?

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Cardboard
  • Buy for $0.992.I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  • 3.Oh, Lady, Be Good!
  • Buy for $0.994.I Can't Get Started
  • Buy for $0.995.Lover Man
  • 6.Funky Blues
  • Buy for $0.997.Old Folks
  • Buy for $0.998.Now's the Time
  • Buy for $0.999.Tico-Tico
  • Buy for $0.9910.What Is This Thing Called Love?
  • Buy for $0.9911.Blues For Alice
  • Buy for $0.9912.Leap Frog
  • Buy for $1.2913.Bloomdido
  • Buy for $0.9914.My Little Suede Shoes
  • Buy for $0.9915.Chi Chi
  • Buy for $0.9916.Repetition
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Product Description:

Personnel includes: Charlie Parker (alto saxophone); Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Willie Smith, Harry Terrill, Murray Williams, Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone); Flip Phillips, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone); Manny Albam, Danny Banks (baritone saxophone); Red Rodney, Miles Davis, Roy Eldridge, Kenny Dorham, Charlie Shavers, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet); Tommy Turk, Bill Harris, Lou McGarity (trombone); John Lewis, Hank Jones, Walter Bishop, Al Haig, Oscar Peterson, Thelonious Monk (piano); Freddie Green, Barney Kessel (guitar); Ray Brown, Teddy Kotick, Percy Heath, Tommy Potter, Charles Mingus, Curly Russell (bass); Buddy Rich, Kenny Clarke, Max Roach, Lee Young, Don Lamond, J.C. Heard, Roy Haynes, Shelly Manne (drums).
Machito And His Afro-Cuban Orchestra: Machito (maracas); Gene Johnson, Fred Skerritt (alto saxophone); Jose Madera (tenor saxophone); Leslie Johnakins (baritone saxophone); Mario Bauza, Paquito Davilla, Bobby Woodlen (trumpet); Rene Hernandez (piano); Roberto Rodriguez (bass); Luis Miranda (congas); Jose Mangual (bongos); Ubaldo Nieto (timbales).
The Dave Lambert Singers: Butch Birdsall, Jerry Parker, Annie Ross (vocals).
Recorded between 1947 and 1953. Includes liner notes by James Patrick.
This is part of Verve's Take 2 series.
This generous and carefully-documented compilation provides a wide overview of Parker's work from the late 40's and early 50's. It includes well-recorded material that previously appeared on the GENIUS OF CHARLIE PARKER LPs, tunes from concept albums like SOUTH OF THE BORDER (with Machito's orchestra) and CHARLIE PARKER WITH STRINGS (cooler than you'd expect, at times), and cuts from various JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC releases on the Clef label. The main unifying element besides Parker's work is the touch of impressario Norman Granz, the man who created Jazz At The Philharmonic, and founded Clef records and the Verve label. Granz's faith in the idea of spontaneity--and thus the concept of the jam session as concert or recording event--was tempered by a desire to challenge Parker into going beyond the finite possibilities of the small bebop group. Parker wails with quartets and quintets on the GENIUS tunes, but we also hear him in orchestral settings (one of Parker's own ambitions) on the WITH STRINGS material and bumping up against swingsters like Hodges and Eldridge on the PHILHARMONIC sessions.

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