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Charlie Parker: Five Classic Albums (Bird And Diz / Big Band / Charlie Parker With Strings / Charlie Parker / Plays Cole Porter) (2CD)

Charlie Parker: Five Classic Albums (Bird And Diz / Big Band / Charlie Parker With Strings / Charlie Parker / Plays Cole Porter) (2CD)

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AVID Jazz continues with its Five Classic Album series with a re-mastered 2CD release from Charlie Parker, complete with original artwork, liner notes and personnel details.
“Bird & Diz”; “Big Band”; “With Strings”; “Charlie Parker Quartet” and “Plays Cole Porter’”
At last, the wait is over, we hear you cry, again! AVID have finally inducted Charlie Parker into our Four Classic Albums “hall of fame”! In fact, you have waited so long and so patiently that we have decided to add in another album to make it Five Classic Albums! Over the last ten years or so we have been carefully building our catalogue of jazz albums to include not only the greats, but also the guys (and gals) who maybe never got the attention they deserved but were arguably just as talented as the greats whose names we all know so well. We thought these guys (and gals) needed to be heard and remembered before their music got too expensive to buy or they disappeared forever. Having covered many of these lesser names alongside the bigger ones we decided we needed to catch up on a few greats we had missed, primarily because their catalogues had been well represented out there in record-land. Recently we have released albums by true giants of jazz like Lester Young (AMSC1307), with a second set to follow shortly (AMSC1366), a second set by both Ben Webster (AMSC1354) and Benny Carter (AMSC1353) as well as a first set by the fabulous Sarah Vaughan (AMSC1352), Dinah Washington (AMSC1367) and a second by Billie Holiday (AMSC1329). Ok, so we have taken our time in paying tribute to one of the greatest sax players who ever lived, but we wanted to get it right, we wanted to select the best albums that truly captured the huge talents of Charlie Parker. We didn’t want to give you just any ol’ bird! And we think with the selections we have chosen we furnished our feathered friend with five fine examples of his fabulous talents!
Check out:- Lester Young (AMSC1307 & 1366); Count Basie (AMSC946 & 1160); Ben Webster (AMSC1038 & 1354); Benny Carter (AMSC1048 & 1352), Johnny Hodges (AMSC999 & 1040); Hank Jones (AMSC1253); Jackie McLean (AMSC1043 & 1288); Dizzy Gillespie (AMSC968 & 980); Buddy Rich (AMSC1052).

1-8: ‘Bird And Diz’
1. Bloomdido
2. Melancholy Baby
3. Relaxing With Lee
4. Passport
5. Leap Frog
6. An Oscar For Treadwell
7. Mohawk
8. Visa
9-18: ‘Big Band’
10. Autumn In New York
11. Lover
12. Stella By Starlight
13. Dancing In The Dark
14. Night And Day
15. I Can’t Get Started
16. What Is This Thing Called Love
17. Almost Like Being In Love
18. Laura
19-25: ‘Charlie Parker With Strings’
19. April In Paris
20. Summertime
21. If I Should Lose You
22. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
23. Everything Happens To Me
24. Just Friends
25. They Can’t Take That Away From Me

1-5: ‘Charlie Parker With Strings’
1. You Came Along From Out Of Nowhere
2. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
3. Easy To Love
4. I’m In The Mood For Love
5. I’ll Remember April
6-13: ‘Charlie Parker’
6. Now’s The Time
7. I Remember You
8. Confirmation
9. Chi Chi
10. The Song Is You
11. Laird Baird
12. Kim
13. Cosmic Rays
14-22: ‘Plays Cole Porter’
14. I Get A Kick Out Of You
15. I Get A Kick Out Of You (alt. take)
16. Just One Of Those Things
17. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
18. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
19. Love For Sale
20. Love For Sale(alt. take)
21. I Love Paris
22. I Love Paris (alt. take)

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