Charlie Parker The Complete Savoy and Dial Studio Recordings 1944-1948 (8-CD Box Set)

The Complete Savoy and Dial Studio Recordings
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 8
  • Released: June 18, 2002
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Savoy Jazz

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 12/1/00, pp.96,98
"...Nothing less than the founding documents of bebop..." - Rating: A-
Mojo (Publisher) - 2/01, p.86
"...It's the first time Bird's masterpieces have been brought together in one place....we have a comprehensive summation of Parker's major works from his greatest period in one box..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Tiny's Tempo [Take 3]
  • 2.I'll Always Love You Just the Same [Take 2]
  • 3.Romance Without Finance [Take 5]
  • 4.Red Cross [Take 2]
  • 5.Tiny's Tempo [Take 1]
  • 6.Tiny's Tempo [Take 2]
  • 7.I'll Always Love You Just the Same [Take 1]
  • 8.Romance Without Finance [Take 1]
  • 9.Romance Without Finance [Take 2]
  • 10.Romance Without Finance [Take 3]
  • 11.Romance Without Finance [Take 4]
  • 12.Red Cross [Take 1]
  • 13.Groovin' High
  • 14.All the Things You Are
  • 15.Dizzy Atmosphere
  • 16.Salt Peanuts
  • 17.Shaw 'Nuff
  • 18.Lover Man
  • 19.Hot House
  • 20.Warming up a Riff
  • 21.Billie's Bounce [Take 5]
  • 22.Now's the Time [Take 4]
  • 23.Thriving on a Riff [Take 3]
  • 24.Meandering [Take 1]
  • 25.Koko [Take 2]

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Billie's Bounce [Take 1]
  • 2.Billie's Bounce [Take 2]
  • 3.Billie's Bounce [Take 3]
  • 4.Billie's Bounce [Take 4]
  • 5.Now's the Time [Take 1]
  • 6.Now's the Time [Imcomplete Take][Take]
  • 7.Now's the Time [Take 3]
  • 8.Thriving on a Riff [Take 1]
  • 9.Thriving on a Riff [Take 2]
  • 10.Koko [Take 1][Excerpt]
  • 11.Dizzy's Boogie
  • 12.Flat Foot Floogie
  • 13.Poppity Pop
  • 14.Slim's Jam
  • 15.Dizzy's Boogie
  • 16.Flat Foot Floogie
  • 17.Diggin' Diz
  • 18.Moose the Mooche [Take 2]
  • 19.Yardbird Suite [Take 4]
  • 20.Ornithology [Take 4]
  • 21.A Night in Tunisia [Take 5]
  • 22.Moose the Mooche [Take 1]
  • 23.Moose the Mooche [Take 3]
  • 24.Yardbird Suite [Take 1]
  • 25.Ornithology [Take 1]
  • 26.Ornithology (Bird Lore) [Take 3]
  • 27.A Night in Tunisia (The Famous Alto Break) [Take 1]
  • 28.A Night in Tunisia [Take 4]

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Max (Is) Making Wax [Take A]
  • 2.Lover Man [Take A]
  • 3.The Gypsy [Take A]
  • 4.Bebop [Take A]
  • 5.Blues on the Sofa (Blues, No. 1)
  • 6.Kopely Plaza Blues (No. 2)
  • 7.Yardbird Suite
  • 8.Lullaby in Rhythm, Pt. 1
  • 9.Lullaby in Rhythm, Pt. 2
  • 10.Home Cooking, No. 2: Cherokee
  • 11.Home Cooking, No. 3: I Got Rhythm
  • 12.Home Cooking, No. 1: Opus
  • 13.This Is Always [Take C]
  • 14.Dark Shadows [Take C]
  • 15.Bird's Nest [Take C]
  • 16.Cool Blues [Take C]
  • 17.This Is Always [Take D]
  • 18.Dark Shadows [Take A]
  • 19.Dark Shadows [Take B]
  • 20.Dark Shadows [Take D]
  • 21.Bird's Nest [Take A]
  • 22.Bird's Nest [Take B]
  • 23.Cool Blues (Hot Blues / Blowtop Blues) [Take A]
  • 24.Cool Blues (Blowtop Blues) [Take B]
  • 25.Cool Blues [Take D]

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Relaxin' at Camarillo [Take C]
  • 2.Cheers [Take D]
  • 3.Carvin' the Bird [Take B]
  • 4.Stupendous [Take A]
  • 5.Relaxin' at Camarillo [Take A]
  • 6.Relaxin' at Camarillo [Take D]
  • 7.Relaxin' at Camarillo [Take E]
  • 8.Cheers [Take A]
  • 9.Cheers [Take B]
  • 10.Cheers [Take C]
  • 11.Carvin' the Bird [Take A]
  • 12.Stupendous [Take B]
  • 13.Donna Lee [Take 5]
  • 14.Chasin' the Bird [Take 4]
  • 15.Cheryl [Take 1 False Start][Excerpt]
  • 16.Buzzy [Take 5]
  • 17.Donna Lee [Take 1]
  • 18.Donna Lee [Take 2]
  • 19.Donna Lee [Take 3]
  • 20.Donna Lee [Take 4]
  • 21.Chasin' the Bird [Take 1]
  • 22.Chasin' the Bird [Take 2]
  • 23.Chasin' the Bird [Take 3]
  • 24.Buzzy [Take 1]
  • 25.Buzzy [Take 2]
  • 26.Buzzy [Take 3]
  • 27.Buzzy [Take 4]

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Milestones [Take 2]
  • 2.Little Willie Leaps [Take 3]
  • 3.Half Nelson [Take 2]
  • 4.Sippin' at Bell's [Take 2]
  • 5.Milestones [Take 1]
  • 6.Milestones [Take 3]
  • 7.Little Willie Leaps [Take 1]
  • 8.Little Willie Leaps [Take 2]
  • 9.Half Nelson [Take 1]
  • 10.Sippin' at Bell's [Take 1]
  • 11.Sippin' at Bell's [Take 3]
  • 12.Sippin' at Bell's [Take 4]
  • 13.Dexerity [Take B]
  • 14.Bongo Bop [Take A]
  • 15.Dewey Square [Take C]
  • 16.The Hymn [Take B]
  • 17.Bird of Paradise [Take C]
  • 18.Embraceable You [Take B]
  • 19.Dexterity [Take A]
  • 20.Bongo Bop [Take B]
  • 21.Dewey Square [Take A]
  • 22.Dewey Square [Take B]
  • 23.The Hymn [Take A]
  • 24.Bird of Paradise [Take A]
  • 25.Bird of Paradise [Take B]
  • 26.Embraceable You [Take A]

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.Bird Feathers [Take C]
  • 2.Klact - Oveeseds - Tene [Take A]
  • 3.Scrapple from the Apple [Take C]
  • 4.My Old Flame [Take A]
  • 5.Out of Nowhere [Take B]
  • 6.Don't Blame Me [Take A]
  • 7.Klact - Oveeseds - Tene [Take B]
  • 8.Scrapple from the Apple [Take B]
  • 9.Out of Nowhere [Take A]
  • 10.Out of Nowhere [Take C]
  • 11.Drifting on a Reed (Big Foot) [Take E]
  • 12.Quasimado [Take B]
  • 13.Charlie's Wig [Take E]
  • 14.Bongo Beep [Take C]
  • 15.Crazology [Take D]
  • 16.How Deep Is the Ocean? [Take A]
  • 17.Drifting on a Reed [Take B]
  • 18.Drifting on a Reed [Take D]
  • 19.Quasimado [Take A]
  • 20.Charlie's Wig [Take B]
  • 21.Charlie's Wig [Take D]
  • 22.Bongo Beep [Take B]
  • 23.Crazeology [Take A]
  • 24.Crazeology [Take B]
  • 25.Crazeology [Take C]
  • 26.How Deep Is the Ocean? [Take B]

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.Another Hair Do [Take 4]
  • 2.Bluebird [Take 3]
  • 3.Klaunstance [Take 1]
  • 4.Bird Gets the Worm [Take 3]
  • 5.Another Hair Do [Take 1][Excerpt]
  • 6.Another Hair Do [Take 2]
  • 7.Another Hair Do [Take 3]
  • 8.Bluebird [Take 1]
  • 9.Bird Gets the Worm [Take 1]
  • 10.Bird Gets the Worm [Take 2]
  • 11.Barbados [Take 4]
  • 12.Ah - Leu - Cha [Take 2]
  • 13.Constellation [Take 5]
  • 14.Parker's Mood [Take 5]
  • 15.[Untitled Track]
  • 16.Barbados [Take 2]
  • 17.Barbados [Take 3]
  • 18.Ah - Leu - Cha [Take 1]
  • 19.Constellation [Take 1]
  • 20.Constellation [Take 2]
  • 21.Constellation [Take 3]
  • 22.Constellation [Take 4]
  • 23.Parker's Mood [Take 1]
  • 24.Parker's Mood [Take 2]
  • 25.Parker's Mood [Take 3]
  • 26.Parker's Mood [Take 4]
  • 27.Perhaps [Take 7]
  • 28.Marmaduke [Take 12]
  • 29.Steeplechase [Take 1 & 2]
  • 30.Merry - Go - Round [Take 2]

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.Perhaps [Take 1]
  • 2.Perhaps [Take 2]
  • 3.Perhaps [Take 3]
  • 4.Perhaps [Take 4]
  • 5.Perhaps [Take 5]
  • 6.Perhaps [Take 6]
  • 7.Marmaduke [Take 1]
  • 8.Marmaduke [Take 2]
  • 9.Marmaduke [Take 3]
  • 10.Marmaduke [Take 4]
  • 11.Marmaduke [Take 5]
  • 12.Marmaduke [Take 6]
  • 13.Marmaduke [Take 7]
  • 14.Marmaduke [Take 8]
  • 15.Marmaduke [Take 9]
  • 16.Marmaduke [Take 10]
  • 17.Marmaduke [Take 11]
  • 18.Merry - Go - Round [Take 1]
  • 19.Hallelujah [Take F]
  • 20.Get Happy [Take D]
  • 21.Slam Slam Blues [Take B]
  • 22.Congo Blues [Take C]
  • 23.Hallelujah [Take A]
  • 24.Hallelujah [Take E]
  • 25.Get Happy [Take B]
  • 26.Slam Slam Blues [Take A]
  • 27.Congo Blues [Take Aa]
  • 28.Congo Blues [Take Bb]
  • 29.Congo Blues [Take A]
  • 30.Congo Blues [Take B]

Product Description:

Full title: The Complete Savoy & Dial Studio Recordings 1944-1948.
Personnel includes: Charlie Parker (alto & tenor saxophones); Dizzy Gillespie (vocals, trumpet, piano); Slim Gaillard (vocals, piano, guitar); Tiny Grimes (vocals, guitar); Sarah Vaughan, Earl Coleman (vocals); Jack McShea, Wardell Gray, Lucky Thompson, Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone); Miles Davis, Howard McGhee (trumpet); J.J. Johnson (trombone); Red Norvo (vibraphone); Clyde Hart, Al Haig, Dodo Marmarosa, Erroll Garner, Bud Powell, John Lewis, Duke Jordan, Teddy Wilson (piano); Remo Palmieri, Arvin Garrison, Barney Kessel (guitar); Red Callender, Slam Stewart, Curley Russell, Ray Brown, Tommy Potter, Nelson Boyd, Vic McMillan (bass); Don Lamond, Roy Porter, Stan Levey, Zutty Singleton, Doc West, Cozy Cole, Sid Catlett, Max Roach (drums).
Producers include: Buck Ram, Ross Russell, Teddy Reig, Ed Schreiber.
Compilation producer: Orrin Keepnews.
Recorded between 1944 and 1948. Includes liner notes by Ira Gitler, Orrin Keepnews, Bill Kirchner, and James Patrick.
Digitally remastered by Paul Reid III.
THE COMPLETE SAVOY AND DIAL STUDIO RECORDINGS was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Awards for Best Boxed Recording Package and for Best Historical Album.
Words can hardly describe the revolutionary effect of these seminal recordings -- collected here on eight full-length CDs, with a comprehensive 93-page booklet with original essays, photos, and detailed discographical information -- when first released. Charlie Parker's vision, spectacular technique, and style helped to transform the world of jazz in the 1940s, and it has never been the same. As with the efforts of creative visionaries, his early innovations were at first resisted by some as too radical, but with time, Bird became universally recognized for the genius he was. It is impossible to imagine any serious collection of 20th century music not containing at least some of the tracks collected on this splendid compilation. These disks collect all of Parker's studio sessions on Dial and Savoy, the two labels that assiduously chronicled his career during the decade. The set excludes four CDs of live material and most sessions recorded by amateurs, but includes outtakes, Bird's recordings as a sideman, and tracks cut or issued under the Savoy and Dial labels, including the Spotlite, Stash, Guild, Musicraft, Bel-Tone, and the Comet lines. So many great musicians performed with Bird that part of the thrill is not only the scintillating work of Parker, but also the opportunity to revisit seminal performances by Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Bud Powell, and a host of others. The sound is, for the most part, remarkably good, making this an indispensable collection for any lover of jazz. ~ Steven Loewy

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