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Charlie Parker - The Collection 1941-54

Charlie Parker - The Collection 1941-54

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Charlie Parker is, without doubt, one of the most important and influential musicians in the entire history of jazz.

As a pioneering and innovative alto saxophonist during the bebop era, Parker was a composer of some of the most enduring modern jazz standards. During a career that was all too brief, cut short by an early death as a result of the excesses of his pressurised lifestyle, Parker came to the fore in the early 1940s.

Nicknamed “Bird” and “Yardbird”, he was an early collaborator of like-minded luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis and, over the next decade, produced a substantial and extraordinary body of recorded work.

This 137-track compilation features  some interesting early recordings with other leaders, and then a significant proportion of his recordings as a leader and as a prominent member of other leaders’ bands, working in a variety of formats from quartets and quintets, through to noted recordings with strings.

It includes most of his recordings on the Savoy and Dial labels, and on Mercury, Clef, Norgran and Verve for Norman Granz, his primary record company relationships, and features some of the finest musicians of the day, including Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Buddy Rich, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Erroll Garner, Barney Kessel, Bud Powell, John Lewis, Hank Jones, Art Blakey, Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Rollins, Percy Heath, Charles Mingus and more.

It does not purport to be a complete or definitive anthology, but it certainly represents about as comprehensive and representative cross-section of his work as can be accommodated in this 6CD set.

Miles Davis once said: “You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker”… we could not agree more.


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Hootie Blues Jay McShann And His Orchestra
2 Red Cross Tiny Grimes Quintette
3 Groovin' High Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
4 Cherokee Clark Monroe's Band
5 Tiny's Tempo Tiny Grimes Quintette
6 All The Things You Are Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
7 Dizzy Atmosphere Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
8 Salt Peanuts Dizzy Gillespie And His All Star Quintet
9 Shaw 'Nuff Dizzy Gillespie And His All Star Quintet
10 Lover Man Dizzy Gillespie And His All Star Quintet
11 Hot House Dizzy Gillespie And His All Star Quintet
12 Hallelujah Red Norvo And His Selected Sextet
13 Get Happy Red Norvo And His Selected Sextet
14 Slam Slam Blues Red Norvo And His Selected Sextet
15 Congo Blues Red Norvo And His Selected Sextet
16 Warming Up A Riff Charlie Parker's Reboppers
17 Billie's Bounce Charlie Parker's Reboppers
18 Now's The Time Charlie Parker's Reboppers
19 Thriving From A Riff [Anthropology] Charlie Parker's Reboppers
20 Ko-Ko Charlie Parker's Reboppers
21 Dizzy Boogie Slim Gaillard Septet
22 Slim's Jam Slim Gaillard Septet
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Poppity Pop Slim Gaillard Septet
2 Diggin' Diz [Bongo Beep] Dizzy Gillespie Jazzmen
3 Moose The Mooche Charlie Parker Septet
4 Yardbird Suite Charlie Parker Septet
5 Ornithology Charlie Parker Septet
6 A Night In Tunisia Charlie Parker Septet
7 Be-Bop [Dizzy's Fingers] Howard McGhee Quintet/Quartet
8 Lover Man Charlie Parker Quintet
9 The Gypsy Charlie Parker Quintet
10 This Is Always Charlie Parker Quartet
11 Dark Shadows Charlie Parker Quartet
12 Bird's Nest Charlie Parker Quartet
13 Cool Blues [Hot Blues] Charlie Parker Quartet
14 Relaxin' At Camarillo Charlie Parker's New All Stars
15 Cheers Charlie Parker's New All Stars
16 Carvin' The Bird Charlie Parker's New All Stars
17 Stupendous Charlie Parker's New All Stars
18 Donna Lee Charlie Parker All Stars
19 Chasin' The Bird Charlie Parker All Stars
20 Cheryl Charlie Parker All Stars
21 Buzzy Charlie Parker All Stars
22 Milestones Miles Davis All Stars
23 Little Willie Leaps Miles Davis All Stars
24 Half Nelson Miles Davis All Stars
25 Sippin' At Bell's Miles Davis All Stars
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 Dexterity Charlie Parker Quintet
2 Bongo Bop Charlie Parker Quintet
3 Dewey Square [Prezology] Charlie Parker Quintet
4 The Hymn Charlie Parker Quintet
5 Bird Of Paradise [All The Things You Are] Charlie Parker Quintet
6 Embraceable You Charlie Parker Quintet
7 Bird Feathers [Schnourphology] Charlie Parker Quintet
8 Klactoveesedstene Charlie Parker Quintet
9 Scrapple From The Apple Charlie Parker Quintet
10 My Old Flame Charlie Parker Quintet
11 Out Of Nowhere Charlie Parker Quintet
12 Don't Blame Me Charlie Parker Quintet
13 The Bird Charlie Parker Quartet
14 Drifting On A Reed [Air Conditioning] Charlie Parker Sextet
15 Quasimodo Charlie Parker Sextet
16 Charlie's Wig Charlie Parker Sextet
17 Bird Feathers [Bongo Beep] Charlie Parker Sextet
18 Crazeology Charlie Parker Sextet
19 How Deep Is The Ocean ? Charlie Parker Sextet
20 Another Hair-Do Charlie Parker All Stars
21 Bluebird Charlie Parker All Stars
22 Klaunstance Charlie Parker All Stars
23 Bird Gets The Worm Charlie Parker All Stars
24 Barbados Charlie Parker's All Stars 
Disc 4
Track Title Artist
1 Ah-Leu-Cha Charlie Parker's All Stars 
2 Constellation Charlie Parker's All Stars 
3 Parker's Mood Charlie Parker's All Stars 
4 Perhaps Charlie Parker's All Stars 
5 Marmaduke Charlie Parker's All Stars 
6 Steeplechase Charlie Parker's All Stars 
7 Merry-Go-Round Charlie Parker's All Stars 
8 No Noise Machito And His Afro Cuban Orchestra
9 Mango Mangue Machito And His Afro Cuban Orchestra
10 Okiedoke Machito And His Afro Cuban Orchestra
11 Visa Charlie Parker And His Orchestra
12 Just Friends Charlie Parker With Strings
13 April In Paris Charlie Parker With Strings
14 Summertime Charlie Parker With Strings
15 I Didn't Know What Time It Was Charlie Parker With Strings
16 Star Eyes Charlie Parker Quartet
17 Wahoo [Perdido] Charlie Parker Quintet
18 Bloomdido Charlie Parker And His Orchestra
19 An Oscar For Treadwell Charlie Parker And His Orchestra
20 Mohawk Charlie Parker And His Orchestra
21 My Melancholy Baby Charlie Parker And His Orchestra
22 Leap Frog Charlie Parker And His Orchestra
Disc 5
Track Title Artist
1 Relaxin' With Lee Charlie Parker And His Orchestra
2 Dancing In The Dark Charlie Parker With Strings
3 Out Of Nowhere Charlie Parker With Strings
4 Laura Charlie Parker With Strings
5 East Of The Sun Charlie Parker With Strings
6 They Can't Take That Away From Me Charlie Parker With Strings
7 Easy To Love Charlie Parker With Strings
8 I'm In The Mood For Love Charlie Parker With Strings
9 I'll Remember April Charlie Parker With Strings
10 Au Privave Charlie Parker And His Orchestra
11 She Rote Charlie Parker And His Orchestra
12 K.C. Blues Charlie Parker And His Orchestra
13 Star Eyes Charlie Parker And His Orchestra
14 My Little Suede Shoes Charlie Parker's Jazzers 
15 Tico Tico Charlie Parker's Jazzers 
16 Si Si Charlie Parker Quintet
17 Swedish Schnapps Charlie Parker Quintet
18 Back Home Blues Charlie Parker Quintet
19 Lover Man Charlie Parker Quintet
20 Temptation Charlie Parker With Strings
21 Lover Charlie Parker With Strings
22 Autumn In New York Charlie Parker With Strings
23 Stella By Starlight Charlie Parker With Strings
Disc 6
Track Title Artist
1 La Cucuracha Charlie Parker Quintet
2 Estrellita Charlie Parker Quintet
3 Begin The Beguine Charlie Parker Quintet
4 Night And Day Charlie Parker Big Band
5 Almost Like Being In Love Charlie Parker Big Band
6 The Song Is You Charlie Parker Quartet
7 Laird Baird Charlie Parker Quartet
8 Kim Charlie Parker Quartet
9 Cosmic Rays Charlie Parker Quartet
10 Compulsion Miles Davis Sextet
11 In The Still Of The Night Charlie Parker And His Orchestra
12 Old Folks Charlie Parker And His Orchestra
13 Chi Chi Charlie Parker Quartet
14 I Remember You Charlie Parker Quartet
15 Now's The Time Charlie Parker Quartet
16 Confirmation Charlie Parker Quartet
17 I Get A Kick Out Of You Charlie Parker Quartet/Quintet
18 Just One Of Those Things Charlie Parker Quartet/Quintet
19 My Heart Belongs To Daddy Charlie Parker Quartet/Quintet
20 Love For Sale Charlie Parker Quintet
21 I Love Paris Charlie Parker Quintet
  • Artist:
    Charlie Parker
  • EAN:
    0824046600822
  • Discs:
    6
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    June 2021
  • Brand:
    6CD
  • Product Code:
    ACSCD6008
  • Weight:
    0.2kg