Charlie Parker Bird in Time 1940-1947 (4-CD Box Set)

Bird in Time 1940-1947 (4-CD Box Set)
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Format: CD  (4 Discs)
Item:  ESPD 4050

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: November 17, 2008
  • Label: Esp Disk Ltd.

Entertainment Reviews:

Signal To Noise (magazine) (pp.62-63) - "The sessions reveal how deeply Parker's later music was grounded in Kansas City swing, and they feature solos in which one hears the seeds from which his mature style grew. It's also great music."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Charlie Parker Interview
  • 2.Honeysuckle Rose / Body And Soul
  • 3.I Got Rhythm
  • 4.I Found A New Baby
  • 5.Body And Soul
  • 6.Moten Swing
  • 7.Coquette
  • 8.Oh, Lady Be Good
  • 9.Wichita Blues
  • 10.Honeysuckle Rose
  • 11.Max Roach Interview
  • 12.Cherokee
  • 13.St. Louis Mood
  • 14.I Got It Bad
  • 15.I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
  • 16.Hootie Blues
  • 17.Swingmatism
  • 18.Theme: Love Don't Get You Nothin'
  • 19.Cherokee
  • 20.My Heart Tells Me
  • 21.I Found A New Baby
  • 22.Body And Soul #2

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 2.I Got Rhythm
  • 3.Max Roach Interview
  • 4.Boogie Woogie
  • 5.Shoe Shine Swing
  • 6.Body And Soul #3
  • 7.Embraceable You
  • 8.Charlie Parker Interview
  • 9.That's The Blues
  • 10.Charlie Parker Interview
  • 11.Dream Of You
  • 12.7th Avenue
  • 13.Charlie Parker Speaks
  • 14.Charlie Parker Speaks: The Song Mop Mop
  • 15.Mop Mop [Excerpt]
  • 16.Theme: Round Midnight
  • 17.711 (Roll 'Em)
  • 18.Cootie Williams Speaks: Introduction
  • 19.Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
  • 20.Don't Blame Me
  • 21.Perdido
  • 22.Night Cap
  • 23.Saturday Night
  • 24.MC Announcement
  • 25.Floogie Boo
  • 26.MC Announcement
  • 27.St. Louis Blues
  • 28.Max Roach Speaks
  • 29.Sweet Georgia Brown #2
  • 30.Lover, Come Back To Me

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.West Coast Music Scene Mid '40s
  • 2.Intro
  • 3.Shaw Nuff
  • 4.MC Announcement
  • 5.Groovin' High
  • 6.MC Announcement
  • 7.Dizzy Atmosphere
  • 8.West Coast Music Scene Mid '40
  • 9.Salt Peanuts
  • 10.Diggin' Diz
  • 11.The West Coast Club Scene #1
  • 12.Charlie Parker Playing With Maggie
  • 13.Discusses His History
  • 14.Jam Session Announcement
  • 15.Tea For Two
  • 16.Body And Soul [Jam Session - Medley]
  • 17.Cherokee [Jam Session - Medley]
  • 18.Maggie - Charlie Parker's First Dial Date
  • 19.First Dial Session
  • 20.Second Dial Session
  • 21.Lover Man
  • 22.Max Is Makin' Wax (AKA Chance It)
  • 23.The Gypsy
  • 24.Bebop
  • 25.Second Dial Session - Continued
  • 26.After Charlie Parker's Collapse
  • 27.Remembers Charlie Parker
  • 28.Lullaby In Rhythm Pt. 1
  • 29.Lullaby In Rhythm Pt. 2
  • 30.Homecooking - 1 - Lullaby In Rhythm
  • 31.Homecooking - 2 - Cherokee
  • 32.Homecooking - 3 - I Got Rhythm

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.This Is Always / Dark Shadows Pt. 1
  • 2.This Is Always
  • 3.Dark Shadows
  • 4.This Is Always / Dark Shadows Pt. 1
  • 5.The Hi-De-Ho Club 1947
  • 6.Dee Dee's Dance
  • 7.Maggie Playing At Fast Tempos
  • 8.Maggie
  • 9.Meeting Maggie
  • 10.Introduction - Ko Ko
  • 11.Hot House
  • 12.Fine And Dandy
  • 13.Introduction To Koko
  • 14.On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • 15.How Deep Is The Ocean
  • 16.Tiger Rag
  • 17.Theme: 52nd Street Theme
  • 18.Intro: 52nd Street Theme
  • 19.Donna Lee
  • 20.Theme: Koko
  • 21.Speaks

Product Description:

Personnel: Charlie Parker (saxophone); Benny Goodman (clarinet); Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet); Erroll Garner, Jay McShann (piano); Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Cootie Williams, Earl Coleman, Hazel Scott, Rubberlegs Williams, Howard McGhee, Roy Porter, Teddy Edwards, Billy Eckstine, Barry Ulanov.
Audio Remasterer: Douglas McGregor.
After Louis Armstrong, probably the best-known and most influential jazz icon is Charlie Parker. In the mid-1940s, Parker was one of the prime movers of the then-controversial style known as bebop--his approach took in influences from the blues and the era's modern classical music, and set the music world on its ear. A four-disc set, BIRD IN TIME is arguably one of the most complete documents of Parker's early career, from playing in big bands (Cootie Williams, Earl Hines) to the groundbreaking small-group recordings with Dizzy Gillespie and Milt Jackson. TIME collects material from a variety of sources--radio broadcasts, studio sessions, and recordings made by amateur collectors--plus, there are assorted short interview segments scattered throughout. This set also includes two booklets of tremendously detailed liner notes, providing a peek at Parker the human being as well as at the social milieu of the 1940s.
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