Parker with Strings:Master Takes - (Import CD)
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- Jazz Instrument
- Alto Sax
- Charlie Parker (Sax)
- Charlie Parker with Strings: Complete Master Takes
Personnel includes: Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone), Al Porcino (trumpet), Joseph Singer (French horn), Mitch Miller (oboe), John LaPorta (clarinet), Zelly Smirnoff (violin), Isadore Zir (viola), Maurice Brown (cello), Verley Mills (harp), Al Haig, Lou Stein, Tony Aless, Bernie Leighton (piano), Art Ryerson (guitar), Ray Brown, Tommy Potter, Bob Haggart, Curly Russell (bass), Buddy Rich, Roy Haynes, Don Lamond, Shelly Manne (drums), Diego Iborra (percussion).
Compilation producer: Michael Lang.
Recorded in New York between December 1947 and 1952. Includes liner notes by Joe Goldberg and Norman Granz.
This is an expanded version of the early-'50s album that broadened Charlie Parker's audience by focusing on the beautiful lyricism of his playing. These recordings feature Parker's alto saxophone over a gorgeous bed of strings, but perhaps an even more significant departure is the fact that he simplified his phrasing. His wondrously uncurling ribbons of notes are supplanted by the confident ease with which he embraces each of these melodies, dancing through and around them and never losing their essential character. On an album of back-to-back standouts, "April in Paris" is a towering beauty. Comprised primarily of what were--or have since become--standards, this is as fine a place as any to see exactly why Parker is perhaps the preeminent improviser in the history of jazz.
- Universal Division Jazz
- Studio / Live
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Just Friends
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Everything Happens to Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] April in Paris
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Summertime
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] I Didn't Know What Time It Was
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] If I Should Lose You
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Dancing in the Dark
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Out of Nowhere
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Laura
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] They Can't Take That Away from Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Easy to Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] I'm in the Mood for Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] I'll Remember April
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] What Is This Thing Called Love?
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] April in Paris
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Repetition
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Easy to Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Rocker
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Temptation
- [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Lover
- [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] Autumn in New York
- [ Disc 01 Track 23 ] Stella by Starlight
- [ Disc 01 Track 24 ] Repetition
- 76m 16s
- Video Disabled
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