One of the most memorable live recordings in jazz history, featuring Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus and Max Roach. The fantastic reissue contains all tracks recorded at the concert (fourteen), and has no bass over-dubbing which was added by Charles Mingus on the original issue.
This is a compilation of some of Bird's very best work, for Dial Records, from 2/46 - 12/47. Content-wise, it is very close to "The Complete Dial Sessions 1946-47", but minus all the outtakes (and at about half the price). If you just want to listen to the music rather than analyze and compare, buy this one. Much of Bird's work has been recompiled and reissued. This release, and "Complete", mentioned above, are probably the best selections from the Dial material. ~ Amazon
That is, really, the "complete jam sessions" plays by Parker and Baker. The CD contains the jam session with the Babasin All Stars, in the Trade Winds Club, Inglewood, California: it is: "Indiana", "Liza", "They didn't Belive Me" and "The Squirrel", with, Sony Criss (a.s.), Russ Freman ( on # 1) or Al Haig (p), Harry Babasin (b) and Laurence Marable (d). Well, all known. But this recording (or C.D.) includes three themes MORE (with the "breaks"). The themes are: "Ornithology" (2:52); "Barbados" (3:49) and "Cool Blues" (5:36). The recording was in live in the University of Oregon the day, november 5, 1953. Here the group is formed by Baker, Parker, Jimmy Rowles, Carson Smith and Shelly Manne. I don't know (and don't found) these themes in other recordings of Baker or Parker. In Spain this C.D. is edited by "disconforme sl", or "definitive" for other countries.The price in Spain of this CD is, more or less, 6 euros. Naturaly, the "last"( 3 themes more) circumstance does this CD,ESSENTIAL in the discography of Paker or Baker. ~ Amazon
The Savoy imprint, after being acquired by an assortment of companies over the years, has been reinvigorated to celebrate its 60th anniversary. This three-disc set includes all of Parker's work for the Dial and Savoy labels (excluding alternate takes–hence the title). It starts off with his appearance as a sideman with the Tiny Grimes Quintette, at which time the 24-year-old's alto saxophone playing bears his unmistakable stamp of fluidity and daring aplomb. The stellar lights of bebop are heard throughout this set, as Parker plays with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Max Roach, creating the enduring shape of contemporary jazz.
Charlie Parker's historic Dial sessions have been reissued in a variety of ways over the years. This is especially true since the advent of the compact disc. These sessions not only capture Parker's alto brillance but highlight his interaction with such jazz stalwarts as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Max Roach, Erroll Garner, Howard McGhee and Dodo Marmarosa. This four-disc set is broken up into Hollywood Sessions 1: Moose the Mooche, Hollywood Sessions 2: Relaxin' at Camarillo, New York Sessions 1: Scrapple from the Apple, and New York Sessions 2: Drifting on a Reed. It's fortunate that these slices of jazz history are available allowing the listener to hear several takes of classics like "Moose the Mooch," "Relaxin at Camarillo," "Scrapple from the Apple," and "Ornithology" take shape. Sound quality on these Stash discs is good for the most part, fair but not great on others.