Charlie Parker Jam Session

Jam Session
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  • Originally Released: 1990
  • Label: Polygram Records


  • 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

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Personnel: Charlie Parker, Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone); Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Charlie Shavers (trumpet); Oscar Peterson (piano); Barney Kessel (guitar); Ray Brown (bass); J.C. Heard (drums).
Recorded in Hollywood, California in June, 1952. Orginally released on Verve (8002).
Originally released as NORMAN GRANZ'S JAM SESSIONS #1 AND #2.
Personnel: Charlie Parker (alto saxophone); Barney Kessel (guitar); Johnny Hodges, Benny Carter (alto saxophone); Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Charlie Shavers (trumpet); Oscar Peterson (piano); J.C. Heard (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Norman Granz; Phil Schaap.
Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (07/1952).
JAM SESSION was compiled from a 1952 jam session which brought together three of history's greatest alto saxophonists; Parker, Johnny Hodges and Benny Carter, as well as Ben Webster and Flip Phillips on tenor sax. Orchestrated by Norman Granz to come as close to an authentic jam session as possible, this is the first of the Jazz at the Philharmonic series. The album includes an original blues tune ("Jam Blues"), a medley of ballads selected by each musician, and a mellow blues tune called "Funky Blues."
The standard "What is This Thing Called Love," stands out particularly for its follow-the-leader style ending, with each musician trading fours. Interestingly, the meeting of these three greats, with their widely varying styles, results not in spectacular and fiercely competitive playing, but rather in a slight muting and sense of reserve from all three.

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  • UPC: 042283356429
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