Charlie Parker Bird - The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve (10-CD Box Set)

Bird - The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve
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Format: CD  (10 Discs)
Item:  PLG 837141
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: Polygram Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Vibe - 12/99, p.157
Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 2.Blues For Norman
  • 3.I Can't Get Started
  • 4.Lady Be Good
  • 5.After You've Gone
  • 6.I Got Rhythm
  • Buy for $0.997.Introductions by Norman Granz - (previously unreleased)
  • 8.J.A.T.P. Blues

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.The Bird
  • Buy for $0.992.Repetition
  • Buy for $1.293.No Noise (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Buy for $0.994.No Noise - (previously unreleased, part 2 complete)
  • Buy for $0.995.Mango Mangue
  • Buy for $0.996.Okiedoke
  • Buy for $0.997.Cardboard
  • Buy for $0.998.Visa
  • Buy for $0.999.Segment - (tune x)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Diverse - (alternate take, tune x)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Passport
  • Buy for $0.9912.Passport - (tune z, common)

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.The Opener
  • 2.Lester Leaps In
  • 3.Embraceable You
  • 4.The Closer
  • Buy for $0.995.Ow - (introduction of Ella Fitzgerald, recently discovered)
  • Buy for $0.996.Flyin' Home - (recently discovered)
  • Buy for $0.997.How High the Moon - (previously unreleased)
  • 8.Perdido - (previously unreleased)

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • Buy for $1.291.Just Friends
  • Buy for $0.992.Everything Happens to Me
  • Buy for $0.993.April in Paris
  • Buy for $0.994.Summertime
  • Buy for $0.995.I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  • Buy for $0.996.If I Should Lose You
  • Buy for $0.997.Star Eyes
  • Buy for $0.998.Blues - (fast)
  • Buy for $0.999.I'm in the Mood For Love
  • Buy for $1.2910.Bloomdido
  • Buy for $0.9911.Oscar For Treadwell, An - (take 3, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9912.Oscar For Treadwell, An - (take 4, master take)
  • Buy for $0.9913.Mohawk - (take 3, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Mohawk - (take 6, master take)
  • Buy for $0.9915.My Melancholy Baby - (take 1, recently discovered)
  • Buy for $0.9916.My Melancholy Baby - (previously unreleased, coda rehearsal)
  • Buy for $0.9917.My Melancholy Baby - (take 2, master take)
  • Buy for $0.9918.Leap Frog - (previously unreleased, take 1, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9919.Leap Frog - (previously unreleased, take 2, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9920.Leap Frog - (previously unreleased, take 3, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9921.Leap Frog - (previously unreleased, take 4, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9922.Leap Frog - (previously unreleased, take 5, complete)
  • Buy for $0.9923.Leap Frog - (previously unreleased, take 6, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9924.Leap Frog - (previously unreleased, take 7, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9925.Leap Frog - (take 8, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9926.Leap Frog - (take 9, recently discovered, complete)
  • Buy for $0.9927.Leap Frog - (previously unreleased, take 10, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9928.Leap Frog - (take 11, master take)
  • Buy for $0.9929.Relaxing With Lee - (previously unreleased, take 1, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9930.Relaxing With Lee - (previously unreleased, take 2, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9931.Relaxing With Lee - (previously unreleased, take 3, false start)
  • Buy for $0.9932.Relaxing With Lee - (take 4, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9933.Relaxing With Lee - (previously unreleased, take 5, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9934.Relaxing With Lee - (take 6, master)

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • Buy for $0.991.Dancing in the Dark
  • Buy for $0.992.Out of Nowhere
  • Buy for $0.993.Laura - (previously unreleased, take 1, complete)
  • Buy for $0.994.Laura - (take 2, master)
  • Buy for $0.995.East of the Sun
  • Buy for $0.996.They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Buy for $0.997.Easy to Love
  • Buy for $0.998.I'm in the Mood For Love - (take 2, master)
  • Buy for $0.999.I'm in the Mood For Love - (take 3, alternate take, first issue since 1952)
  • Buy for $0.9910.I'll Remember April - (previously unreleased, take 1, complete)
  • Buy for $0.9911.I'll Remember April - (previously unreleased, take 2, false start)
  • Buy for $0.9912.I'll Remember April - (take 3, master)
  • Buy for $0.9913.What Is This Thing Called Love?
  • Buy for $0.9914.April in Paris
  • Buy for $0.9915.Repetition
  • Buy for $0.9916.Easy to Love
  • Buy for $0.9917.Rocker
  • Buy for $0.9918.Celebrity
  • Buy for $0.9919.Ballade
  • 20.Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • Buy for $0.991.Au Privave - (take 2, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.992.Au Privave - (take 3, master take)
  • Buy for $0.993.She Rote - (take 3, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.994.She Rote - (take 5, master take)
  • Buy for $1.295.K.C. Blues
  • Buy for $0.996.Star Eyes
  • Buy for $0.997.My Little Suede Shoes
  • Buy for $0.998.Un Poquito de Tu Amor
  • Buy for $0.999.Tico Tico
  • Buy for $0.9910.Fiesta
  • Buy for $0.9911.Why Do I Love You? - (take 2, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9912.Why Do I Love You? - (take 6, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9913.Why Do I Love You? - (take 7, master take)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Blues For Alice
  • Buy for $0.9915.Si Si
  • Buy for $0.9916.Swedish Schnapps - (take 3, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9917.Swedish Schnapps - (take 4, master take)
  • Buy for $0.9918.Back Home Blues - (take 1, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9919.Back Home Blues - (take 2, master take)
  • Buy for $0.9920.Loverman

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • Buy for $0.991.Temptation
  • Buy for $0.992.Lover
  • Buy for $0.993.Autumn in New York
  • Buy for $0.994.Stella by Starlight
  • Buy for $0.995.Mama Inez
  • Buy for $0.996.La Cucuracha - (previously unreleased, take 1, complete)
  • Buy for $0.997.La Cucuracha - (previously unreleased, take 2, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.998.La Cucuracha - (previously unreleased, take 3, false start)
  • Buy for $0.999.La Cucuracha - (take 4, master take)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Estrellita - (previously unreleased, take 2, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Estrellita - (previously unreleased, take 4, complete)
  • Buy for $0.9912.Estrellita - (previously unreleased, take 5, false start)
  • Buy for $0.9913.Estrellita - (take 6, master take)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Begin the Beguine
  • Buy for $0.9915.La Paloma
  • Buy for $0.9916.Night and Day
  • Buy for $0.9917.Almost Like Being in Love
  • Buy for $0.9918.I Can't Get Started
  • Buy for $0.9919.What Is This Thing Called Love?

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.Jam Blues
  • 2.What Is This Thing Called Love?
  • 3.Ballad Medley: All The Things You Are / Dearly Beloved / The Nearness Of You / I'll Get By / Everything Happens To Me / The Man I Love / What's New / Someone To Watch Over Me / Isn't It Romantic
  • 4.Funky Blues

Tracks on Disc 9:

  • Buy for $0.991.The Song Is You
  • Buy for $0.992.Laird Baird
  • Buy for $0.993.Kim - (take 2, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.994.Kim - (take 4, master take)
  • Buy for $0.995.Cosmic Rays - (take 2, master take)
  • Buy for $0.996.Cosmic Ray - (take 5, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.997.In the Still of the Night - (previously unreleased, take 1, false start)
  • Buy for $0.998.In the Still of the Night - (previously unreleased, take 2, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.999.In the Still of the Night - (previously unreleased, take 3, complete)
  • Buy for $0.9910.In the Still of the Night - (previously unreleased, take 4, complete)
  • Buy for $0.9911.In the Still of the Night - (previously unreleased, take 5, false start)
  • Buy for $0.9912.In the Still of the Night - (previously unreleased, take 6, complete)
  • Buy for $0.9913.In the Still of the Night - (take 7, master take)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Old Folks - (previously unreleased, take 1, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9915.Old Folks - (previously unreleased, take 2, false start)
  • Buy for $0.9916.Old Folks - (previously unreleased, take 3, complete)
  • Buy for $0.9917.Old Folks - (take 4, Bird continues playing into take 5, incomplete, false start)
  • Buy for $0.9918.Old Folks - (previously unreleased, take 6, complete)
  • Buy for $0.9919.Old Folks - (previously unreleased, take 7, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9920.Old Folks - (previously unreleased, take 8, complete)
  • Buy for $0.9921.Old Folks - (take 9, master take)
  • Buy for $0.6922.If I Love Again

Tracks on Disc 10:

  • Buy for $0.991.Chi Chi - (take 1, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.992.Chi Chi - (previously unreleased, take 2, false start)
  • Buy for $0.993.Chi Chi - (take 3, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.994.Chi Chi - (take 4, recently discovered, complete)
  • Buy for $0.995.Chi Chi - (previously unreleased, take 5, false start)
  • Buy for $0.996.Chi Chi - (take 6, master take)
  • Buy for $0.997.I Remember You
  • Buy for $0.998.Now's the Time
  • Buy for $0.999.Confirmation - (previously unreleased, take 1, false start)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Confirmation - (previously unreleased, take 2, false start)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Confirmation - (take 3, master take)
  • Buy for $0.9912.I Get a Kick Out of You - (take 1, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9913.I Get a Kick Out of You - (previously unreleased, take 2, false start & rehearsal)
  • Buy for $0.9914.I Get a Kick Out of You - (previously unreleased, take 3, false start & rehearsal)
  • Buy for $0.9915.I Get a Kick Out of You - (previously unreleased, take 4, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9916.I Get a Kick Out of You - (previously unreleased, take 5, false start)
  • Buy for $0.9917.I Get a Kick Out of You - (previously unreleased, take 6, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9918.I Get a Kick Out of You - (previously unreleased, take 7, master take)
  • Buy for $0.9919.Just One of Those Things
  • Buy for $0.9920.My Heart Belongs to Daddy - (previously unreleased, take 1, false start & rehearsal)
  • Buy for $0.9921.My Heart Belongs to Daddy - (take 2, master take)
  • Buy for $0.9922.I've Got You Under My Skin
  • Buy for $0.9923.Love For Sale - (previously unreleased, take 1, false start)
  • Buy for $0.9924.Love For Sale - (previously unreleased, take 2, complete)
  • Buy for $0.9925.Love For Sale - (previously unreleased, take 3, incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9926.Love For Sale - (take 4, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9927.Love For Sale - (take 5, master take)
  • Buy for $0.9928.I Love Paris - (take 2, alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9929.I Love Paris - (take 3, master take)

Product Description:

This 10 CD retrospective contains everything Bird recorded on the Verve label, including live tracks with Ella Fitzgerald. With nearly 2 hours of never-before-released music, there are 175 tracks in all, a 24 page booklet with photos and liner notes by Dizzy Gillespie.
Personnel includes: Charlie Parker (alto saxophone); Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke, Ben Webster, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Gil Evans, Thelonious Monk, Buddy Rich, Lester Young, Max Roach, Kenny Dorham, Ray Brown, Red Rodney, John Lewis, Roy Haynes.
Producer: Norman Granz.
Compilation producer: Phil Schaap.
Includes liner notes by Dizzy Gillespie and Phil Schaap.
Digitally remastered by Phil Schaap, Tom "Curley" Ruff and Dennis M. Drake.
It is difficult to overestimate the importance of this ten-disc set, a comprehensive collection of everything Parker recorded for Verve. Though not as incendiary as the Dial and Savoy boxes, the Verve set still witnesses Parker developing the model for modern jazz, devising styles and techniques that would define the genre for the rest of the century. The range of material here is impressive, and the music shows Bird venturing beyond his already wide-reaching jazz horizons to encompass Afro-Cuban influences and Classically tinged phrases. He even quotes from Stravinsky's THE RITE OF SPRING on "Repetition."
The list of session musicians reads like a veritable who's who of jazz. Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Buddy Rich, Lester Young, and Max Roach all put in appearances. Here also are Parker's controversial sessions with strings. While purists cried sacrilege at the marriage, the playing is rich in tone and body-to the point of dreaminess--and, even in an orchestral context, Parker is never less than experimentally virtuosic. In short, THE COMPLETE SESSION ON VERVE is an essential contribution-along with the Dial and Savoy sessions--to a complete picture of one of jazz's greatest figures.

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