Charlie Parker Records 30CD set

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Amazon UK are releasing early next month the 30CD set of the Complete Charlie Parker Records

Is this a first time release on CD? (components may have been issued as separated CD's)

Can't see details re sources/origins but I'm quite sure it's European

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Charlie-Parker-Records-Complete-Collection/dp/B006ZUKBJ4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=I23K5VXH6YY53I&colid=31R0V5XWEG6QN

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Actualy I've listened to several Membran reissues (some of their 4-CD R&B sets, in particular) in recent days, and the fidelity isn't that bad at all.

And compared to the actual fidelity of some of the original Charlie Parker Records vinyl releases they cannot have made matters worse, I'd guess. (No, the vinyl fidelity was far from unlistenable but certainly not top-notch). It will be interesting to see how they coped with the glass and bottle clinker and background (foreground?) talk during Bird's "Lester Leaps In", "Sly Mongoose" etc. nightclub performances on the "Bird Is Free" Lp. :D

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Yeah, I've seen the box listed a couple of weeks ago and I'm much interested!

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Yeah, there are so many rare items in that box, and it's nice they always combined two LPs to one CD. But I probably have most, if not all of the Charlie Parker live stuff in the Bird Box - well, at least that's an LP set. Seems like I will get a copy ...

p.s. changed my mind, will not get it.

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Oh well, not that I have all the Parker (I think - I long stopped finding out... what a mess!), but there's enough other stuff that's of interest there, and I have not a single one (I think).

As for Parker, someone should really try to compile all the live material into some kind of series... too bad Fremeaux didn't make an attempt, I'd have loved it!

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You'd better check your collection not only for which "Charlie Parker Record" LABEL (or Bird live recordings) you already have, but as the listing on the above Membran website indicates, wherever the name "Robert Scherman" crops up this means that reissues from the original (Westcoast) Skylark/Tampa labels are involved too. Disc no. 10 includes Tampa LPs 10 (Oscar Moore) and 11 (Jazz Americana V.A. compilation), for example.

I have a lot of these (plus some of the live Birds, Cecil Payne a.o.) but still that box set has a lot of intersting stuff. And at THAT kind of money ... so I took the plunge. ;)

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I would be careful - the Membran blues thing I picked up (3 cds) was a complete botch - horrible use of noise reduction. Unlistenable. I would stay away from this unless I could sample it first.

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Of all the non-Bird in that set, I only have the Cecil Payne, which is a good album, and maybe some Oscar Moore - I thought of Tampa, too.

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I think I will wait until I hear what others here have to say about it.

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I would be careful - the Membran blues thing I picked up (3 cds) was a complete botch - horrible use of noise reduction. Unlistenable. I would stay away from this unless I could sample it first.

Maybe one really cannot generalize ... those "Rhythm 'n' Blues" 4-CD sets on Membran sound quite OK to me (although I admit that I do not approach that music from a technical angle but try to judge the overall sound). And as I have a lot of that music on vinyl too I have been able to compare.

Those 4-CD sets certainly do not sound sterile or flat to me.

I have heard a lot of overly cleaned, deadened-out CD reissues elsewere (on "name" labels too), but coming to think of it, I am not quite sure if even THIS would be worse than some of the "non-mastering" on certain Document and JSP CDs. YMMV of course. ;)

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well, the Membrans that I've heard have that compressed distortion that comes when they wipe out the wave form above about, maybe, 8K. Also, that awful gurgle. I would love to have the CP records set, but I don't trust them yet. Especially since that Oscar Moore, IIRC, has the pianist Carl Perkins on it.

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here's a complete track listing:

CD 1

CECIL PAYNE performing Charlie Parker Music

01 - Cool Blues (C. Parker) (3:38)

02 - Shawnuff (C. Parker) (4:32)

03 - Cheryl (C. Parker) (6:15)

04 - Bongo Bop (C. Parker) (4:55)

05 - The Hymn (C. Parker) (5:43)

06 - Communion (C. Parker) (6:10)

07 - Bongo Beep (C. Parker) (4:39)

Personnel: Cecil Payne, baritone sax - Clark Terry, Trumpet - Duke Jordan, piano
Charles Persip, drums - Ron Carter, bass

CECIL PAYNE - The Connection

08 - Stop And Listen (C. Payne) (4:46)

09 - Born Again (C. Payne) (5:42)

10 - Dear People (C. Payne) (4:03)

11 - Kenny’s One (Kenny Drew) (5:29)

12 - Sister Carol (Kenny Drew) (3:14)

13 - Mighty Fine Wine (Kenny Drew) (3:30)

14 - It’s Your Life (Kenny Drew) (3:20)

Personnel:- Cecil Payne, performing With A Le blanc ‚Noblet‘ Baritone Saxaphone - Clark Terry, Trumpet - Bennie Green, Trombone - Duke Jordan, Piano - Charlie Persip, Drums - Ron Carter, Bass.

Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, New York City. March 14, 15, 16, 1962

CD 2

DUKE JORDAN - Les Liaisons Dangereuses

01 - No Problem (No 1) (Duke Jordan) (0:00)

02 - No Problem (No 2) (Duke Jordan) (0:00)

03 - No Problem (No 3) (Duke Jordan) (0:00)

04 - Jazz Vendor (Duke Jordan) (0:00)

05 - Subway Inn (Duke Jordan) (0:00)

06 - The Feeling Of Love (No 1) (Duke Jordan) (0:00)

07 - The Feeling Of Love (No 2) (Duke Jordan) (0:00)

Duke Jordan, piano - Sonny Cohn, trumpet - Charlie Rouse, Tenor sax, Eddie Kahn, bass - Art Taylor, drums

Recorded New York City January 12th 1962

DUKE JORDAN East and West Of Jazz

08 - Impulse (S. Hakim) (0:00)

09 - Gabriel (S. Hakim) (0:00)

10 - Buch‘s Blues (S. Hakim) (0:00)

11 - Goodies For The Goodies (S. Hakim) (0:00)

12 - Little Lou (S. Hakim) (0:00)

13 - Yes, He‘s Gone (Joan Moskatel) (0:00)

14 - Dexterity (Charlie Parker) (0:00)

15 - I‘m Gonna Learn You Style (D. Jordan - J. Moskatel) (0:00)

16 - Like Church (Cecil Payne) (0:00)

17 - Tall Grass (Duke Jordan) (0:00)

Duke Jordan, piano - Cecil Payne, Baritone Sax - Johnny Coles, trumpet, Wlter Bodden, Drums - Wendell Marshall, Bass

Recorded: New York City, February 13, 1962

CD 3

MUNDELL LOWE - Satan In High Heels

01 - Satan In High Heels (M. Lowe) (3:24)

02 - Montage (M. Lowe) (2:11)

03 - Lost and Lonely (M. Lowe) (3:38)

04 - East Side Drive (M. Lowe) (2:48)

05 - Coffee Coffee (M. Lowe) (3:27)

06 - Lake In The Woods (M. Lowe) (3:30)

07 - From Mundy On (M. Lowe) (3:27)

08 - Long Knife (M. Lowe) (2:22)

09 - Blues For A Stripper (M. Lowe) (3:27)

10 - Pattern Of Evil (M. Lowe) (2:26)

„The soundtrack to „Satan in High Heels“, one of Charlie Parker Record’s most successful albums, was

re-released on the label as „Blues For A Stripper“ – with a different cover-artwork and a changed tracklisting.“

Recorded Nov 30th and Dec 22nd 1961 at RCA Victor Studios, New York City

Engineer: Bob Simpson. Technical Advisor: Lou Smigel. Photographer: David Thorpe.

Cover Design Blaise Studio Inc. Cover Model: Greta Randall

Personnel: Mundell Lowe, Guitar - Barry Gailbraith, Guitar - Clark Terry, Trumpet - Joe Newman, Trumpet

Doc Severinson, Trumpet - Bernie Glow, Trumpet - Ernie Royal, Trumpet - Urbie Green, Trombone

Buster Cooper, Trombone - Jimmy Cleveland, Trombone - Al Klink, Saxophone - Walter Levinsky, Saxophone-flute

Ray Beckenstein, Saxophone - Al Cohn, Saxophone - Oliver Nelson, Saxophone - Phil Woods, Alto Saxophone

Sol Schlinger, Baritone Sax - Gene Allen, Baritone Sax - James Buffington, French Horn - Eddie Costa, Piano, Vibes. George Duvvier, Bass - Ed Shaughnessy, Drums.

Music Composed by Mundell Lowe

YUSEF LATEEF - Lost In Sound

11 - Outside Blues (Y. Lateef) (0:00)

12 - Soul Blues (C. Hawkins) (0:00)

13 - Blue Rocky (Y. Lateef) (0:00)

14 – Dexterity (C. Parker) (0:00)

15 - Trudy’s Delight (Y. Lateef) (0:00)

16 – Introlude (R. Baker) (0:00)

17 - Train Stop (Y. Lateef) (0:00)

18 - Big Foot (Y. Lateef) (0:00)

Yusef Lateef, tenor saxophone - Vincent Pitts, trumpet - John Hormon, piano - George Scott, drums - Ray McKinney, bass

Recorded August 14, 1961 at Peter Ind Studio, New York City

CD 4

Art Pepper & Marty Paich Quartet

01 - What’s Right For You (Goodman – Gluckman - Doris) (0:00)

02 - You And The Night And The Music (Dietz - Schwartz) (0:00)

03 - Sidewinder (Pittman - Paich) (0:00)

04 - Abstract Art (Paich) (0:00)

05 - Over The Rainbow (Arlen - Harburg) (0:00)

06 - All The Things You Are (Kern - Hammerstein) (0:00)

07 - Pittfall (Pittman) (0:00)

08 - Melancholy Madeline (Scherman) (0:00)

09 - Marty’s Blues (Paich) (0:00)

Marty Paich, piano - Art Pepper, alto-sax - Buddy Clark, bass - Frankie Capp, drums

Recorded August 1956 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA

Art Pepper & Shelly Manne - Pepper Manne

10 - Pepper Pot (Saxen – Gilbert) (0:00)

11 - Besame Mucho (Velasquez) (0:00)

12 – Diane (Pollack- Rapee) (0:00)

13 - I Surrender Dear (Barris) (0:00)

14 – Move (Best) (0:00)

15 - Sometimes I’m Happy (Crosby) (0:00)

16 – Fascination (Marchetti) (0:00)

17 – Caravan (Mills) (0:00)

18 - Rhumba By Candlelight (Unknown) (0:00)

19 – Magitos (R. Gil) (0:00)

Art Pepper, alto-sax - Russ Freeman, piano - Ben Tucker, bass - Gary Frommer, drums

Recorded under the dirchtion of Robert Scherman in Hollywood, 1955

CD 5

Cozy Cole - A Cozy Conception Of Carmen

01 - Prelude (Bizet) (3.13)

02 - Chorus Of Street Boys (Bizet) (3:25)

03 - Habanera (Bizet) (2:45)

04 - Seguidilla (Bizet) (3:09)

05 - Entr’acte (Acts 1&2) (Bizet) (2:38)

06 - Gypsy Song (Bizet) (3:12)

07 - Castanet Dance (Bizet) (3:27)

08 - Flower Song (Bizet) (3:30)

09 - Sextet (Bizet) (3:27)

10 - Entr’acte (Acts 3&4) (Bizet) (3:11)

Cozy Cole, drums - Bernie Previn, 1st trumpet, flugelhorn - George Holt, 2nd trumpet - Bob Hammer, piano, glockenspiel - Al Kink; tenor sax, bass clarinet - John Hafer, tenor sax - Jerome Richardson, baritone sax, bass clarinet, clarinet - Phil Kraus, percussion - Douglas Allen, percussion - Minton Hinton, bass - Jack Lesberg, bass.

Musical arrangements - Dick Hyman - Bob Hammer.

Music composed by George Bizet. Recorded at RCA Victor Custom Studios. 1961

Slide Hampton - The Cloister Suite

11 - The Cloister Part 1: Impression (S. Hampton) (4:38)

12 - Part 2: Obsession (S. Hampton) (2:55)

13 - Part 3: Expression (S. Hampton) (4:10)

14 - Part 4: Possession (S. Hampton) (2:55)

15 - There’s A Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon For New York (G. Gershwin) (3:40)

16 - Bess You Is My Woman (G. Gershwin) (3:49)

17 - Summertime (G. Gershwin) (4:29)

18 - I Love’s You Porgy (G. Gershwin) (2:34)

19 - It Ain’t Necessarily So (G. Gershwin) (4:30)

Slide Hampton, trombone, piano - George Coleman, clarinet, tenor-sax - Jay Cameron, bass-clarinet, baritone-sax -

Hobart Dotson, Willie Thomas, trumpet - Benny Jacobs-El, trombone - Eddie Khan, bass - Lex Humphries, drums

Recorded at RCA Studios, New York City, August 1961

CD 6

Barry Miles - Miles Of Genius

01 - Timetable (B. Miles) (5.40)

02 - Once There Was A Bird (B. Miles) (6:34)

03 - Turchentine (B. Miles) (3:43)

04 - Deez Weet (B. Miles) (4:10)

05 - May-U (B. Miles) (4:10)

06 - Old Jake (B. Miles) (4:50)

07 - Terry (B. Miles) (6:49)

Duke Jordan, piano - John Glasel, trumpet - George Clarke, tenor sax - Al Hall, bass - Barry Miles, drums

Recorded at RCA Custom Studios. Produced by Aubrey Mayhew.

Plp825s Pete Jolly - Pete Jolly Gasses Everybody

08 - Where’s My Bess (G. Gershwin – I. Gershwin) (0:00)

09 - My Man’s Gone Now (G. Gershwin – I. Gershwin) (0:00)

10 – Summertime (G. Gershwin – I. Gershwin) (0:00)

11 - It Ain’t Necessarily So (G. Gershwin – I. Gershwin) (0:00)

12 - I Got Plenty Of Nuttin’ (G. Gershwin – I. Gershwin) (0:00)

13 - There’s A Boat That’s Leavin’ For New York

(G. Gershwin – I. Gershwin) (0:00)

14 - Bess, You Is My Woman (G. Gershwin – I. Gershwin) (0:00)

15 - A Woman Is A Sometime Thing (G. Gershwin – I. Gershwin) (0:00)

Pete Jolly, accordion – Buddy Collette, flute, bass-clarinet, clarinet, arrangements - Jim Hall, guitar – Red Callender, bass – Gerald Wiggins, piano, organ – Louis Bellson, drums

Recorded in 1963 – Production supervised by Robert Scherman

CD 7

CD 7

Jerri Winters - Winters Again

01 - The Lost And The Lonely (M. Lowe – B. Lowe) (3:02)

02 - I’m Afraid To Love You (Stride – Douglas – McCarthy) (1:56)

03 - Elmer’s Tune (Jergens – Albrecht – Gallop) (2:05)

04 - This Is Our Song Of Love (H. Stride – J. Wilson) (2:41)

05 - Gal In Calico (A. Schwartz – L. Robbin) (2:03)

06 - It’s A Wonderful World (Savitt – Watson – Adamson) (2:27)

07 - I’m Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life (C. Coleman – J. McCarthy) (3:40)

08 - Through Again (W. Thomas – J. Thomas) (2:48)

09 - In The Wee Small Hours (D. Mann – B. Hilliard) (2:57)

10 - Did I Remember (W. Donaldson – H. Abramson) (3:33)

Orchestra under the direction of Mundell Lowe. Arrangements: Mundell Lowe

Recorded February 14th, 1962. RCA STudios, New York City. Engineer: Bob Simpson

Alice Darr - I Only Know How To Cry

11 - I Only Know How To Cry (Moskatel - Lowe) (0:00)

12 - Yes, He’s Gone (Moskatel) (0:00)

13 - Love Does Funny Things (Neiburg - Woode) (0:00)

14 - Leave Me Alone (Moskatel - Lowe) (0:00)

15 - Under This Smile (Stride - Deane) (0:00)

16 - There He Goes (Varone) (0:00)

17 - The Lost And The Lonely (Lowe - Lowe) (0:00)

18 - I Can’t Find My Way Home (Slavska - Ashby) (0:00)

19 - It’s A Lonely World (Moskatel - Lowe) (0:00)

20 - Try, Try Again (Maurer) (0:00)

21 - Seasons Lost Love (Maurer - Fischbein) (0:00)

22 - You’re So Far Away From Me (Riviera - Canton - Dinton) (0:00)

Recorded May 18th, 1962 A&R Studio, New York City, Engineer Phil Ramone

Alice Darr, Voice - Mundell Lowe, Guitar - George Duvivier, bass.

Cd 8

Ray Barretto & Brock Peters - Mysterious Instinct

01 - Sing A’ Man (Peters – Lewis – Amsterdam) (2:08)

02 - Wide Dark Troubled Waters (Trad.) (3:07)

03 - Papa Zimbi (Trad.) (2:10)

04 - Go Round The Wall (Larue – Palmer) (2:05)

05 - Way Yonder Far (Daniels – Fisher) (2:35)

06 - Gambler (Daniels – Fisher) (2:30)

07 - Igama La Bantwana (adpt. by Fisher) (2:45)

08 - Mysterious Instinct (adpt. by Fisher) (2:20)

09 - Water Bird (adpt. by Fisher) (2:37)

10 - Sorrow Valley (B. Scott) (2:17)

11 - Or Three Farm (B. Scott) (2:55)

12 - Gonna Leave You Baby (B. Scott) (1:45)

Ray Barretto, congas - Chief Bey, conga - George Duvivier, bass - Sticks Evans, tympani - Al Leas, flute - Brock Peters; vocal. recorded 1965

Ray Nance, Cat Anderson And The Ellington Alumni

A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing

13 - Between Some Place Goin’ No Place (R. Nance) (3:40)

14 - A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing (Strayhorn) (4:31)

15 - The Mexican Bandit (L. Aitken) (2:35)

16 - Loveinessence (R. Nance) (4:14)

17 - Accen’tuate (Arlen – Mercer) (3:05)

18 - Chelsea Bridge (Strayhorn) (4:20)

19 - Summertime (Gershwin) (3:45)

20 - Like Dig! (R. Nance) (3:40)

‘Cat’ Anderson, trumpet - Ray Nance, violin - Jimmy Woode, bass - Sam Woodyard, drums - Budd Johnson, tenor clarinet (trks 1,2,5,7,8) Rudy Powell, alto clarinet (trks 2,3,4,6) + - Leroy Lovett, piano.

Produced by Lee Lovett. Recorded at Mastertone studios. Engineer Gene Sayat

Cd 9

Barney Kessel - El Tigre

01 - Lullaby Of Birdland (G. Shearing) (3:10)

02 - Tea For Two (Youmans – Caesar) (3:17)

03 - All For You (R. Scherman) (3:37)

04 - Body & Soul (Green – Heyman – Sour – Eyton) (2:47)

05 - El Tigre (J. Rowles) (2:11)

06 - Cheeta’s For Two (J. Rowles) (2:52)

07 - The Cobra (J. Rowles) (3:16)

08 - East Of The Sun (Brooks – Bowman) (2:26)

09 - The Blues (J. Rowles) (3:49)

10 – Perdido (Tizol – Lenz – Drake) (2:25)

Barney Kessel, guitar - Harold Land, tenor sax - Jimmy Rowles, piano - Pete Candoli, trumpet - Red Mitchell, bass - Larry Bunker, vibes - Mel Lewis, drums, produced by Robert Scherman, Recorded 1958

Various Artists - Best Plucking In Town

11 – Roulette (O. Moore) (4:45)

12 - On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Fields – McHugh) (2:34)

13 - Up Tempo (O. Moore) (4:55)

14 - Blues For A Stripper (Mundell Lowe) (3:25)

15 - Theme From Samson & Delilah (V. Young) (4:08)

16 - Yes, He’s Gone (Moskatel – Lowe) (4:08)

17 - Have You Got A Penny, Benny (R. Scherman) (1:52)

18 - Walkin’ Home (O. Moore) (4.02)

Oscar Moore, guitar - Joe Comfort, bass - Carl Perkins, piano - Grant Green, guitar - Specs Williams, organ

Joe Carroll, vocal - Pacheco, bongos - Mundell Lowe, guitar - Barney Kessel, guitar - Red Mitchell, bass

Larry Bunker, vibes - Pete Candoli, trumpet - Geo. Duvivier, bass - Alice Darr, vocal.

CD 10

Red Norvo - Pretty Is The Only Way To Fly

01 - I’ll Remember April (Raye – DePaul – Johnston) (0:00)

02 - Spider’s Nest (R. Norvo) (0:00)

03 – Tenderly (Gross – Lawrence) (0:00)

04 - Lullaby Of Birdland (G. Shearing) (0:00)

05 - Stella By Starlight (Young – Washington) (0:00)

06 - Scorpion’s Nest (R. Norvo) (0:00)

07 - Funny Valentine (Rodgers – Hart) (0:00)

08 - Love For Sale (C. Porter) (0:00)

Red Norvo, vibes - Bob Drasnin, flute, alto - Jim Wyble, guitar - Buddy Clark, bass - Bill Douglass, drums.

, recorded 1962

Teddy Wilson - On Tour With Teddy Wilson And His Trio

09 - Rose Room (Williams – Hickerman) (3:31)

10 - Just One Of Those Things (C. Porter) (3:37)

11 - Shiny Stockings (F. Foster) (3:32)

12 - Body And Soul - Sweet Lorraine (Green – Sour – Heyman – Eyton) (2:54)

13 - Moonglow (Hudson – Delange – Mills) (3:27)

14 - But Not For Me (G. Gershwin) (5:26)

15 - Nice Work If You Can Get It (G. Gershwin) (5:14)

16 - It Had To Be You (Kahn – Jones) (5:18)

17 - Someone To Watch Over Me (G. Gershwin) (2:10)

Teddy Wilson, Piano - Bert Dahlander, drums - Arvell Shaw, Bass

Recorded 1959

CD 11

Joe Carroll - The Man With A Happy Sound

01 - Get Your Kicks On Route 66 (Troup) (2:46)

02 - Oh Lady Be Good (Gershwin) (3:10)

03 - Don’t Mess Around With My Love (Gee) (2:23)

04 - Wha Wha Blues (Carroll) (2:23)

05 - Oo-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be (Carroll - Graham) (2:57)

06 - Honeysuckle Rose (Razaf - Waller) (2:37)

07 - I Got Rhythm (Gershwin) (2:04)

08 - Bluest Blues (McFarland - Thompson) (3:18)

09 - Have You Got A Penny Benny (Carroll) (1:52)

10 - New School Days (Carroll) (2:34)

11 - On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Fields - McHugh) (2:34)

12 - Land Of Ooh Bla Dee (Williams - Orent) (2:47)

Joe Carroll, vocals - Grant Green, guitar - Lee Ainsley, drums - Connie Lester, Tenor Sax - Specs Williams, Organ

Recorded February 12th, 1962.

Ann Williams - First Time Out

13 - Serenade In Blue (Warren) (2:27)

14 - Just Squeeze Me (Ellington – Gaines) (2:45)

15 - Now You’re Leaving Me (A. Williams) (2:03)

16 - The World Doesn’t Care (A. Williams) (2:11)

17 - I Wish You Love (Trent – Beach) (2:21)

18 - You And Our Lullaby (A. Williams) (0:00)

19 - When The Sun Comes Out (Koehler - Arlen) (2:15)

20 - Moonlight In Vermont (Blackburn – Suessdorf) (3:00)

21 - I Wish I Were A Witch (A. Williams) (2:38)

22 - When A Woman Is Blue (A. Williams) (3:20)

23 - Deep In A Dream (DeLange – Van Heusen) (2:38)

24 - Everything I’ve Got (Rodgers – Hart) (1:45)

Jimmy Jones, conductor and arranger. George Dorsey, reeds - Milton Hinton, George Duvivier, Al Hall, Basses

Osie Johnson, Bobby Donaldson, Herb Lovelle, drums - Barry Gailbraith, Joe Puma, guitars - Harry Lookofsky, George Ockner, Janet Putnam, Dave Sawyer, strings - Frank Williams, piano - Clark Terry, Paul Webster, trumpets - Seldon Powell, flute.

Recorded at RCA Studios, New York, 1961, Engineer: Bob Simpson

CD 12

CD 12

Oscar Moore - The Fabulous Oscar Moore Guitar

01 - Up Tempo (O. Moore) (0:00)

02 - Buddy Can You Spare A Dime (O. Moore) (0:00)

03 - There’ll Never Be Another You (Gordon – Warren – Guaragna) (0:00)

04 - April In Paris (Harburg – Duke) (0:00)

05 - Warm Up (O. Moore) (0:00)

06 - Samson & Delilah Theme (V. Young) (0:00)

07 - Moonlight In Vermont (Blackburn – Suessdorf) (0:00)

08 - Kiss Me Again (Blosson- Herbert) (0:00)

09 - Dinner For One (M. Carr) (0:00)

Oscar Moore, guitar - Carl Perkins, piano - Joe Comfort, bass - Mike Pacheco, bongos. Produced by Robert Scherman, 1954

Various Artists – An Odyssey Of Immortal Jazz Performances

10 - Melancholy Madeline – Art Pepper & Marty Paich (Scherman) (0:00)

11 - Loaded With Bass – Bob Enevoldsen & Red Norvo (R. Enevoldson) (0:00)

12 - Jump For Me – Marty Paich & Larry Bunker (C. Basie) (0:00)

13 - Firefly – William Donati & Freddy Katz (Friml – Stothart) (0:00)

14 - Babette – Bob Gordon & Herbie Harper (Coslow - Britt – Spier) (0:00)

15 - Theme From Lighthouse – Larry Bunker & Marty Paich (Donegan) (0:00)

16 - Roulette – Oscar Moore & Carl Perkins (E. Wilkins) (0:00)

17 - Ironworks – Bob Enevoldson & Red Mitchell (K. Sarikaya) (0:00)

18 - All For You – Paul Smith & Tony Rizzi (Sherman) (0:00)

19 - Warm Up – Mike Pacheo & Oscar Moore (O. Moore) (0:00)

20 - King Porter Stomp – Herbie Harper & Bob Enevoldsen (Morton – Burke) (0:00)

21 - Big Boy – Original Lighthouse All Stars (Lombardo – Green) (0:00)

22 - Move – Mike Pacheco & Shelly Manne (Best) (0:00)

23 - Last Call – Plas Johnson & Ray Johnson (Harburg- Wolpin) (0:00)

CD 13

CD 13

Allen Keller - A New Look At The World

01 - Something Sad About A Clown (A. Keller) (2:58)

02 - Available Girls (A. Keller – J. Keller) (2:03)

03 - Ordinary People (A. Keller) (2:18)

04 - A Question Of Time (A. Keller – J. Keller) (2:35)

05 - Christmas Road (A. Keller) (2:05)

06 - Poor Woman (A. Keller – J. Keller) (2:35)

07 - Grant Me (A. Keller – J. Keller) (2:45)

08 - Beverly (A. Keller – J. Keller) (2:27)

09 - Lucky My Love (A. Keller – J. Keller) (2:52)

10 - I Couldn’t Care Less (A. Keller – J. Keller) (3:00)

11 - Far Far Out (A. Keller – J. Keller) (2:50)

12 - South On The Tropic Breeze (A. Keller – J. Keller) (2:05)

Allen Keller, vocals - Kai Winding, Urbie Green, Nick Travis, Paul Falise, trombone – George Duvivier, bass -

John Beal, bass – Bunny Schauker, drums – Jack Feller, piano – Bob Glucksman, bongo

Kevin Gavin - Hey! This Is Kevin Gavin

13 - Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me (Ellington - Russell) (0:00)

14 - Moon River (Mancini - Mercer) (0:00)

15 - What Will Happen Now (Gavin - Gavin) (0:00)

16 - Let There Be Love (Rand - Grant) (0:00)

17 - You Don’t Know What Love Is (Raye - DePaul) (0:00)

18 - Start Singing A Song (Williams - Gavin) (0:00)

19 - Where Is That Star (Gavin - Gavin) (0:00)

20 - As Long As I Live (Arlen - Koehler) (0:00)

21 - The First Time You Love (Gavin - Gavin) (0:00)

22 - Blame It On My Youth (Levant - Heyman) (0:00)

23 - My Beginning With You (Gavin - Gavin) (0:00)

24 - Folks Who Live On The Hill (Kern - Hammerstein) (0:00)

Orchestra conducted by Mundell Lowe

Recorded at A&R Studios, New York City, 1/19/62 – 2/16/62, Engineer: Phil Ramone

Personnel: January 19, 1962: Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry, Joe Feranti, trumpet – Buster Cooper, Urbie Green, trombone – Phil Bodner – also sax, oboe Boomie Richmond, tenor sax, clarinet – Walt Levinsky, alto sax, flute – Sol Schlinger, baritone sax, clarinet, George Duvivier, bass – Sol Gubin, drums Eddie Costa, piano – Mundell Lowe, guitar. February 2, 1962: Phil Bodner, oboe, flute, alto-sax – George Duvivier, bass – Ed Shaughnessy, drums

Eddie Costa, piano – Mundell Lowe, guitar. February 16, 1962: Eddie Costa, piano – Mundell Lowe, guitar - George Duvivier, bass - Ed Shaughnessy, drums – Phil Bodner, oboe, flute – Abe Rosen, harp – Bernie Eichbaum, violin – Marvin Morgenstern, violin – Cahrles Libove, violin - Dave Nadien, violin – Seymour Barab, cello – Sid Brecher, viola – Al Brown, viola

CD 14

The Orioles – The Modern Sounds Of The Orioles

01 - Crying In The Chapel (A. Glenn) (3:13)

02 - It’s Too Soon To Know (D. Chessler) (2:06)

03 - In The Chapel In The Moonlight (B. Hill) (2:33)

04 - Secret Love (Webster – Fain) (2:24)

05 - I Miss You So (Scott – Henderson – Robin) (2:35)

06 - Back To The Chapel Again (S. Til – M. Lowe) (2:34)

07 - Lonely Christmas (P. Rose – S. Sprung) (2:53)

08 - Don’t Tell Her What Happened To Me (DeSylva – Brown – Henderson) (3:12)

09 - Don’t Mess Around With My Love (M. Gee) (2:26)

10 - What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve (F. Loesser) (2:33)

11 - Write And Tell Me Why (Glenn) (1:51)

12 – The Wobble (S. Til – M. Lowe) (2:23)

13 - Hey! Little Woman (S. Til – M. Lowe – A. Robinson) (2:22)

Produced and directed by Aubrey Mayhew, Arrangements: Mundell Lowe, Recorded at RCA Studios, New York City, Sept. 21, 1962

Personnel: The Orioles: Sonny Til, Gerald Gregory, Billy Taylor, Delton McCall - Mundell Lowe, guitar – George Duvivier, bass – Leroy Glover, piano, organ – Panama Francis, drums – Stan Free, piano, organ – Carl Lynch, guitar

Beatrice Kay – Having A Party

14 - Billy Rose Story (M. Lowe) (3:20)

15 - Ice Man (M. Lowe) (2:35)

16 - Belvedere Hotel a - Two French Girls b - Clothing Manufacturer (M. Lowe) (6.30)

17 - French Woman’s Story - Two Jews Become Catholic (M. Lowe) (2:30)

18 - Melancholy Baby (Burnett - Norton) (4:19)

19 - Repertory Company a - Indian Maid b - Southern Mother c - Russian Tartar
 (M. Lowe) (8:20)

20 - Beatrice Lillie (M. Lowe) (1:00)

20 - Jewish Man Buying Coffin (M. Lowe) (3:25)

21 - Communist Speaker (M. Lowe) (2:00)

22 - Two Ladies Of The Evening (Mundell Lowe) (3:40)

23 - I’ll Take Care Of Your Cares (Mundell Lowe) (2:27)

Produced by Aubrey Mayhew, Directed by Mundell Lowe

Recorded in New York City, February, 1962 Engineer: Hal Johnson

CD 15

Miles Davis - Many Miles Of Davis

01 - Out Of Nowhere (E. Hayman – J. Green) (4:02)

02 - A Night In Tunisia (D. Gillespie – F. Paparelli) (2:54)

03 - Yardbird Suite (C. Parker) (2:45)

04 – Ornithology (Parker – Harris) (2:51)

05 - Moose The Mooch (C. Parker) (2:55)

06 - Embraceable You (Gershwin) (3:44)

07 - Bird Of Paradise (C. Parker) (3:04)

08 - My Old Flame (Johnston – Goslow) (3:07)

09 - Don’t Blame Me (Fields – McHugh) (2:40)

10 - Scrapple From The Apple (C. Parker) (2:48)

Produced by Aubrey Mayhew

Personnel: Miles Davis, trumpet – Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Lucky Thompson, tenor-sax – Dodo Marmarosa, piano – Duke Jordan, piano – Tommy Potter, bass – Max Roach, drums

Recorded 1946/1947

Lester Young – Pres’ Falsche Nummer?

01 - Blues (L. Young) (3:38)

02 - Destination Moon (Jaquet) (8:42)

03 - I Cover The Waterfront (Green – Heyman) (7:12)

04 - Lester Leaps In (L. Young) (3:17)

05 - Sunday (Miller – Kahn) (7:36)

06 - These Foolish Things (Marvell – Strachey) (4:07)

CD 16

Lester Young - Just You Just Me

01 - Be Bop Boogie (L. Young) (0:00)

02 - These Foolish Things (Marvell – Strachey) (0:00)

03 - D B Blues (C. Beaks – L. Young) (0:00)

04 - Just You Just Me (Klages – Greer) (0:00)

05 - I Cover The Waterfront (Green – Heyman) (0:00)

06 - How High The Moon (Hamilton – Lewis) (0:00)

07 – Sunday (Miller – Kahn) (0:00)

Recorded live at the Royal Roost in New York, 1948/1949

Lester Young, tenor-sax – Jesse Drakes, trumpet – Freddy Jefferson, piano – Ted Kelly, trombone

Ted Briscoe, bass – Roy Haynes, drums

LESTER YOUNG - Pres Is Blue

08 - Mean To Me (R. Turk – F. Ahlert) (4:40)

09 - On The Sunny Side Of The Street (J. McHugh – D. Fields) (6:05)

10 - Pennies From Heaven (J. Burke – A. Johnston) (6:28)

11 - Stardust (M. Parish – H. Carmichael) (7:08)

12 - Three Little Words (B. Kalmar – H. Ruby) (6:20)

Recorded at the Savoy In New York City in 1950.

Re-recorded at RCA Victor, New York City, April 10th, 1962

Lester Young, Tenor Sax - Jesse Drake, Trumpet - Kenny Drew, Piano - Aaron Bell, Bass - Joe Jones, Drums.

Cd 17

Charlie Parker - Bird Is Free PLP 401

1 - Rocker (Mulligan) (0:00)

2 - Sly Mongoose (Edwards) (0:00)

3 - Moose The Mooche (Parker) (0:00)

4 - Star Eyes (Raye - DePaul) (0:00)

5 - This Time’s The Dream’s On Me (Mercer - Arlen) (0:00)

6 - Cool Blues (Parker) (0:00)

7 - My Little Red Shoes (Parker) (0:00)

8 - Lester Leaps In (Young) (0:00)

9 - Laura (Mercer - Raskin) (0:00)

Tks 1&9 Charlie Parker, alto with strings. Broadcast Birdland March 24th 1951

All other tracks Charlie Parker, alto - Walter Bishop, piano - Mundell Lowe, guitar

Teddy Kotick, bass - Max Roach or Roy Haynes, drums

Recorded New York 1951

CD 18

Charlie Parker - Happy Bird

01 - Happy Bird Blues (C. Parker) (3:00)

02 - Scrapple From The Apple (C. Parker) (15:46)

03 - I Remember April (De Paul – Raye Johnston) (10:54)

04 - I May Be Wrong (Rufkind – Sullivan) (13:00)

Wardell Gray, tenor - Charles Mingus, bass - Dick Twardzick, piano - Roy Haynes, drum - Teddy Kotick, bass - Walter Bishop, piano

CD 19

Charlie Parker - ‘Bird’ Symbols

01 - Moose The Mooche (C. Parker) (2:55)

02 - Yardbird Suite (C. Parker) (2:45)

03 - Ornithology (B. Harris) (2:51)

04 - A Night In Tunisia (D. Gillespie – F. Paparelli) (2:54)

05 - Bird’s Nest (C. Parker) (2:39)

06 - Cool Blues (C. Parker) (2:45)

07 - Bird Of Paradise (C. Parker) (3:04)

08 - Embraceable You (G. Gershwin – I. Gershwin) (3:44)

09 - My Old Flame (Coslow – Parker) (3:07)

10 - Scrapple From The Apple (C. Parker) (2:48)

11 - Out Of Nowhere (Trad.) (4:02)

12 - Don’t Blame Me (Fields - McHugh) (2:40)

Personnel (1-4)

Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Miles Davis, trumpet – Lucky Thompson, tenor-sax – Arv Garrison, guitar - Dodo Marmarosa, piano – Vic McMillan, bass- Roy Porter, drums

Recorded: Hollywood, California, March 28, 1946

Personnel (5-6)

Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Erroll Garner, piano – Red Callender, bass – Harold „Doc“ West, drums - Recorded: Hollywood, California, February 19, 1947

Personnel (7-12)

Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Miles Davis, trumpet – Duke Jordan, piano – Tommy Potter, bass- Max Roach, drums

Recorded: New York City, November 4, 1947

CD 20

Charlie Parker - Live At Rockland Palace

01 - Rocker #1 (G. Mulligan) (3:55)

02 - Moose The Mooche (C. Parker) (4:54)

03 - Just Friends (S. Lewis – J. Klenner) (3:02)

04 - My Little Suede Shoes (C. Parker) (4:09)

05 - I’ll Remember April (theme) (D. Raye – G. DePaul) (1:14)

06 - Sly Mongoose (I. Belasco) (4:52)

07 – Laura (D. Raksin – J. Mercer) (2:59)

08 - Star Eyes (D. Raye – G. DePaul) (2:27)

09 - This Time The Dream’s On Me (H. Arlen – J. Mercer) (6:04)

10 - Easy To Love (C. Porter) (1:52)

11 - Cool Blues (C. Parker) (3:15)

12 - What Is This Thing Called Love (C. Porter) (2:05)

13 - I Didn’t Know What Time It Was (R. Rodgers – I. Hart) (2:35)

14 – Repetition (N. Hefti) (2:38)

15 - Lester Leaps In (L. Young – Bregman – Vocco) (3:47)

16 - East Of The Sun (B. Bowman) (3:08)

17 - April In Paris (V. Duke – E. Y. Harburg) (2:49)

18 - Out Of Nowhere (J. Green – E. Heyman) (2:46)

19 - Rocker #2 (G. Mulligan) (0:00)

Charlie Parker, alto sax - Walter Bishop, piano - Mundell Lowe, guitar - Max Roach, drums - Teddy Kotick, bass

unknown string and oboe section

Recorded at Rockland Palace Dance Hall, Harlem, New York, September 26, 1952

Album produced by John R. Rowland

CD 21

CP503 CHARLIE PARKER - Bird At The Apollo

01 - Four Brothers (Stan Getz Band) (J. Guiffre) (3:00)

02 - Early Autumn (Stan Getz Band) (R. Burns) (3:00)

03 - Timmy Rogers – Comedian (4:45)

04 – Repitition (N. Hefti) (2:37)

05 - What Is This Thing Called Love (C. Porter) (3:01)

06 - Introduction - Symphony Sid (S. Torin) (0:30)

07 - My Gentleman Friend (Vcl: Sarah Vaughan) (1:57)

(W. Jurman – B. Kader – G. Kahn)

08 - You’re All I Need (Vcl: Sarah Vaughan) (4:00)

(W. Jurman – B. Kader – G. Kahn)

09 - April In Paris (Duke – Harburg) (3:12)

10 - Easy To Love (C. Porter) (2:09)

11 – Repitition (N. Hefti) (2:37)

12 - What Is This Thing Called Love (C. Porter) (2:44)

Charlie Parker, Al Haig, Bernie Leighton, Tommy Potter, Roy Haynes, Tommy Mace, Sarah Vaughan, Teddy Blume, Sam Caplan, Stan Karpenia, Dave Uchitel, Bill Bundy, Wallace McManus

* Stan Getz Band - Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan, Johnny Mandell, Stan Fishelson, Al Porsesenio, Idris Suliman, Billy Taylor, Tommy Potter, Roy Haynes

CD 22

CHARLIE PARKER - West Coast Time

01 - Night In Tunisia (D. Gillespie – F. Paparelli) (CP Septet) (2:57)

02 - Yardbird Suite (C. Parker) (CP Septet) (2:31)

03 - Moose The Mooche (C. Parker) (CP Septet) (2:50)

CHARLIE PARKET SEPTET:- Charlie Parker, alto sax - Miles Davis, trumpet - Lucky Thompson, tenor sax

Dodo Marmarosa, piano - Arvin Garrison, guitar - Roy Porter, drums - Vic McMillan, bass

Recorded in Hollywood, March 28, 1946

04 - Lover Man (Weill – Anderson) (CP Quintet) (3:13)

05 - Be Bop (C. Parker) (CP Quintet) (2:48)

06 - The Gypsy (Reid) (CP Quintet) (2:04)

07 - Max Is Making Wax (C. Parker) (CP Quintet) (2:24)

CHARLIE PARKER QUINTET:- Charlie Parker, alto sax - Howard McGhee, trumpet - Jimmy Bunn, piano

Bob Kesterson, bass - Roy Porter, drums

Recorded in Hollywood, July 29, 1946

08 - Relaxing At Camarillo (C. Parker) (CP All Stars) (2:47)

09 - Cheers (H. McGhee) (CP All Stars) (3:03)

10 - Carving The Bird (C. Parker) (CP All Stars) (2:36)

11 - Stupendous (C. Parker) (CP All Stars) (2:47)

CHARLIE PARKER‘s NEW STARS: Charlie Parker, alto sax - Howard McGhee, trumpet - Wardell Gray, tenor sax

Dodo Marmarosa, piano - Barney Kessel, guitar - Red Callender, bass - Don Lamond, drums

Recorded in Hollywood, February 26, 1947

12 - Cool Blues (C. Parker) (CP Quartet) (2:58)

13 - Dark Shadows (C. Parker) (CP Quartet) (3:59)

14 - Hot Blues (C. Parker) (CP Quartet) (1:52)

15 - This Is Always (C. Parker) (CP Quartet) (3:04)

CHARLIE PARKER QUARTET: Charlie Parker, alto sax - Erroll Garner, piano - Red Calender, bass

‘Doc’ West, drums - Earl Coleman, vocal

Recorded in Hollywood, February 19, 1947

CD 23

CHARLIE PARKER - Birdology

01 - Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid (L. Young) (1:11)

02 - Be Bop (D. Gillespie) (3:40)

03 - Ooh Bop Sh’Bam (D. Gillespie) (4:45)

04 - Koko (Ellington) (2:23)

05 - Groovin’ High (D. Gillespie) (4:37)

06 - Slow Boat To China (Loesser) (4:12)

07 - Ornithology (C. Parker) (5:08)

08 - Cheryl (C. Parker) (4:20)

09 - Barbados (Dameron) (3:38)

10 - Hot House (Dameron) (5:00)

11 - East Of The Sun (Bowman) (4:30)

12 - Scrapple From The Apple (C. Parker) (4:00)

13 - 52nd Street Theme (T. Monk) (4:20)

Charlie Parker, alto sax - Kenny Dorham, trumpet - Al Haig, piano - Tommy Potter, Bass.

Joe Harris, drums

Recorded at the Royal Roost, January 1, 1949

CD 24

CHARLIE PARKER – Fragments

01 – Sly Mongoose (L. Belasco) (5:38)

02 – Little Suede Shoes (C. Parker) (4:10)

03 – Cheryl (C. Parker) (3:17)

04 – Barbados (C. Parker) (3:40)

05 – Anthropology (D. Gillespie - C. Parker) (5:00)

06 – Night In Tunisia (Paparelli – Gillespie) (4:41)

07 – Salt Peanuts (Gillespie – Clarke) (3:41)

08 – Perdido (Tizol - Drake) (5:54)

09 – Little Willie Leaps (M. Davis) (5:53)

Personnel (1-2): Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Walter Bishop, piano – Mundell Lowe, guitar – Max Roach, drums

Teddy Kotick, bass – Recorded Sept. 26, 1952, at the Rockland Palace, New York

(3): Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Kenny Dorham, trumpet – Al Haig, piano – Tommy Potter, bass – Joe Harris, drums

Recorded Jan. 8, 1949, at The Royal Roost, N.Y.C.

(4): Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Kenny Dorham, trumpet – Al Haig, piano – Tommy Potter, bass – Max Roach, drums

Recorded Feb. 5, 1949, at The Royal Roost, N.Y.C.

(5-6): Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet – Bud Powell, piano – Max Roach, drums – Tommy Potter, bass

Recorded March 31, 1951, at Birdland, N.Y.C.

(7): Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Miles Davis, trumpet – Al Haig, piano – Tommy Potter, bass – Max Roach, drums

Recorded Feb. 5, 1949, at The Royal Roost, N.Y.C.

(8-9): Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Fats Navarro, trumpet

Bud Powell, piano – Curley Russell, bass- Max Roach, drums – Recorded June 30, 1950, at Birdland, N.Y.C.

CD 25

CHARLIE PARKER – Parker Plus Strings

01 – Announcement – Symphony Sid (0:00)

02 – Repetition No 1 (N. Hefti) (0:00)

03 – April In Paris No 1 (Duke – Harburg) (0:00)

04 – Easy To Love No 1 (C. Porter) (0:00)

05 - What Is This Thing Called Love No 1 (C. Porter) (0:00)

06 - Repetition No 2 (N. Hefti) (0:00)

07 - April In Paris No 2 (Duke – Harburg) (0:00)

08 - Easy To Love No 2 (C. Porter) (0:00)

09 - What Is This Thing Called Love No 2 (C. Porter) (0:00)

10 - Repetition No 3 (N. Hefti) (0:00)

11 - April In Paris No 3 (Duke – Harburg) (0:00)

12 - What Is This Thing Called Love No 3 (C. Porter) (0:00)

13 – Laura (Raksin – Mercer) (0:00)

14 - Just Friends (Lewis – Klenner) (0:00)

15 - I Remember April (Raye – DePaul) (0:00)

16 - East Of The Sun (Bowman) (0:00)

17 - Rocker No 3 (G. Mulligan) (0:00)

(1-5) Recorded August, 22, 1950, at Apollo Theatre, N.Y.C.

(6-12) Recorded August 23, 1950, at Apollo Theatre, N.Y.C.

Personnel: Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Al Haig, piano – Tommy Potter, bass – Roy Haynes, drums – Teddy Blume, Sam Caplan, Stan Karpenia, violins – Dave Uchitel, viola – Billy Bundy, cello – Wallace McManus, harp – „Symphony Sid“ Torin, master of ceremonies

Recorded from the dressing room speakers by Don Lanphere and Al Porcino

(13-17) Recorded Sept. 26, 1952, at The Rockland Palace, N.Y.C. by Frank Duval

Personnel: Cahrlie Parker, alto-sax – Walter Bishop, piano – Mundell Lowe, guitar – Teddy Kotick, bass – Max Roach, drums – String section & oboe: unknown

CD 26

THE CHARLIE PARKER ALL STARS

01 – Barbados (Dameron) (0:00)

02 – Anthropology (D. Gillespie - C. Parker) (0:00)

03 – Deedle No 1 (Fitzgerald – DeLange) (0:00)

04 – Deedle No 2 (Fitzgerald – DeLange) (0:00)

05 – Royal Roost Bop (C. Parker) (0:00)

06 – Slow Boat To China (Loesser) (0:00)

07 – Chasin’ The Bird (C. Parker) (0:00)

08 – Half Nelson (M. Davis) (0:00)

09 – Night In Tunisia (D. Gillespie – F. Paparelli) (0:00)

10 – Scrapple From The Apple (C. Parker) (0:00)

Personnel: Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Kenny Dorham, trumpet – Al Haig, piano – Tommy Potter, bass- Max Roach, drums

guest artists: Milt Jackson, vibes – Lucky Thompson, tenor-sax – Dave Lambert & Buddy Stewart, vocals

MC: “Symphony Sid”

Recorded March 5, 1949 live at The Royal Roost, N.Y.C.

CD 27

CHARLIE ‘BIRD’ PARKER performing HISTORICAL MASTERPIECES (LP 1)

01 - 01 Koko (C. Parker) (2:57)

01 - 02 ‘Round Midnight (Hannighen – Williams – Monk) (5:00)

01 - 03 Cool Blues (C. Parker) (4:46)

01 - 04 Ornithology 1 (C. Parker - Harris) (7:30)

01 - 05 Move (Best) (4:44)

01 - 06 White Christmas (I. Berlin) (4:00)

01 - 07 Ornithology 2 (C. Parker - Harris) (4:17)

01 - 08 Groovin’ High (D. Gillespie) (3:31)

01 - 09 52nd Street (T. Monk) (2:33)

Personnel (1, 9): Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Miles Davis, trumpet – Duke Jordan, piano – Tommy Potter, bass- Max Roach, drums – Recorded Sept. 1948, N.Y.C./ (2-5): Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Fats Navarro, trumpet – Bud Powell, piano – Curley Russell, bass- Max Roach, drums – Recorded May, 1950, N.Y.C. / (6-8): Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Kenny Dorham, trumpet – Al Haig, piano – Tommy Potter, bass – Max Roach, drums – Recorded December 2 & 3, 1948, and January 4, 1949, N.Y.C.

Cd 28

CHARLIE ‘BIRD’ PARKER performing

HISTORICAL MASTERPIECES (LP 2)

01 Cheryl (C. Parker) (3:16)

02 Salt Peanuts 2 (Dillespie – Clarke) (3:28)

03 How High The Moon (Hamilton – Lewis) (2:42)

04 Street Beat (Thompson) (9:21)

05 Big Foot (C. Parker) (4:32)

06 Salt Peanuts 1 (Dillespie – Clarke) (3:40)

07 Out Of Nowhere (Hayman – Green) (3:14)

08 Perdido (Tizol – Drake – Lengsfelder) (6:12)

Personnel (1-3, 5-7): Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Kenny Dorham, trumpet – Al Haig, piano – Tommy Potter, bass

Max Roach, drums – Recorded December 1948, N.Y.C./ (4,8): Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Fats Navarro, trumpet

Bud Powell, piano – Curley Russell, bass- Max Roach, drums – Recorded May, 1950, N.Y.C.

CD 29

CHARLIE ‘BIRD’ PARKER performing

HISTORICAL MASTERPIECES (LP 3)

01 BeBop (D. Gillespie) (3:41)

02 Hot House 1 (T. Dameron) (3:57)

03 Hot House 2 (T. Dameron) (5:09)

04 Barbados (C. Parker) (3:38)

05 Groovin’ High (D. Gillespie) (4:33)

06 Slow Boat To China (F. Loesser) (4:05)

07 Ooh Bop Sha Bam (Gillespie – Fuller – Roberts) (4:44)

08 Scrapple From The Apple (C. Parker) (4:58)

Personnel (1-4): Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Kenny Dorham, trumpet – Al Haig, piano – Tommy Potter, bass

Max Roach, drums – Recorded January 1949, N.Y.C./ (5-8): Charlie Parker, alto-sax – Kenny Dorham, trumpet

Al Haig, piano – Tommy Potter, bass – Max Roach, drums

Recorded February 1, 1949 and January 2/3/4, 1949, N.Y.C.

Cd 30

CHARLIE PARKER - LESTER YOUNG

‘AN HISTORICAL MEETING AT THE SUMMIT’

01 - Lester Leaps In (CP) (L. Young) (3:56)

02 - How High The Moon (LY) (Hamilton – Lewis) (4:26)

03 - Out Of Nowhere (CP) (Hayman – Green) (4:02)

04 - Laura (CP) (Mercer – Raksin) (3:00)

05 - Lester Leaps In (LY) (L. Young) (3:17)

06 - Destination Moon (LY) (Fisher – Alfred) (8:42)

07 - Happy Bird Blues (CP) (C. Parker) (3:00)

08 - Blues (LY) (Unknown) (3:38)

Roy Eldridge, trumpet – Tommy Turk, trombone – Charlie Parker, alto-sax

Flip Phillips, Lester Young, tenor-sax – Hank Jones, piano – Ray Brown, bass – Buddy Rich, drums –

Recorded at Carnegie Hall, N.Y.C., September 18, 1949

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To me this is awfully tempting, as I don't think I have any of the material. However, I am willing to wait a bit and find out from others how it sounds. I suspect it will be good enough for my ears.

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some of it's good - some of it's taken from Savoy reissues/airshots; the key is what they do to it, sonically.

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cd 15: produced by aubrey mayhew. who is that? i was always sure it was produced by ross russell for dial.

cd 30: it seems that not all the tracks are from carnegie hall, of that given date.

keep boppin´

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To me this is awfully tempting, as I don't think I have any of the material. However, I am willing to wait a bit and find out from others how it sounds. I suspect it will be good enough for my ears.

I agree this is awfully tempting. There is some fantastic looking music here.

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cd 15: produced by aubrey mayhew. who is that? i was always sure it was produced by ross russell for dial.

cd 30: it seems that not all the tracks are from carnegie hall, of that given date.

keep boppin´

marcel

I don't have a good feeling about this set, not as is. As you suggest, there is Dial stuff aplenty on here, as well as (as Allen says) Royal Roost stuff that's been around on Eerest, Savoy, and god knows where else. Some (a lot, iirc) of the live stuff is in bad need of pitch correction, and I'd wager dollars to dougnuts that this Disc 30 is nothing but a compilation of Prez & Bird material released on other CP Records albums.

If this box is straight-up needle/drops and/or dubs of previous releases, nothing that's needed fixing will get fixed.

As far as the original CPR label releases, they're a pretty mixed bag, to put it mildly. A few sets on there I've not yet heard, so there is some selected interest, but 30 CDs? Of needledrops and or dubs?

Not for me, thanks.

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cd 15: produced by aubrey mayhew. who is that? i was always sure it was produced by ross russell for dial.

cd 30: it seems that not all the tracks are from carnegie hall, of that given date.

keep boppin´

marcel

Mayhew, interesting dude.

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cd 15: produced by aubrey mayhew. who is that? i was always sure it was produced by ross russell for dial.

cd 30: it seems that not all the tracks are from carnegie hall, of that given date.

keep boppin´

marcel

Mayhew, interesting dude.

That was interesting. I have a number of country albums from his Little Darlin' label. It's so interesting that he was involved with Charlie Parker records at the same time.

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cd 15: produced by aubrey mayhew. who is that? i was always sure it was produced by ross russell for dial.

cd 30: it seems that not all the tracks are from carnegie hall, of that given date.

keep boppin´

marcel

Mayhew, interesting dude.

Anyone whose company put out a record titled "(Pardon Me) I've Got Someone To Kill" is worth remembering.

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Anyone whose company put out a record titled "(Pardon Me) I've Got Someone To Kill" is worth remembering.

:rofl:

As Clay Davis from the "Wire" would say "sheeeeeeeeeeeiiiit"

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So ... I received my 30-CD box set today.

As I already own a few of the records contained therein I did an aural comparison (note it's strictly an AURAL comparison via my MOR sound system - which will eventually get upgraded but is amply good enough for the size of my music room - so I can't vouch for any subjective (ultra-)high-end listeners' sensitivities ;)) with parts of the following vinyls:

- CD 17 vs Charlie Parker "Bird Is Free" (original/early repress on CP Records):

No reduction of the club atmosphere background noise, overall same fidelity except that the CD seems a little bit brighter, clearer, but not significantly so - so the difference may be due to the state of my vinyl or the (not very old) stylus of my turntable. Hard to say ... OTOH some of the tracks on the CD do have a tiny bit of hiss at the beginning of some tracks that my vinyl doesn't (and that then ebbs away).

- CD 4 vs The Marty Paich Quartet featurign Art Pepper on Tampa TP28 (Japanese - Victor - reissue)

Clearness and fidelity overall the same - a little bit brighter on the CD maybe - but strangely in this case my NM, all shiny Japanese repress has some minor hiss in the quieter sections that is not present on this CD reissue. So on this count I find the CD just ever so slightly better.

- CD 1 vs Cecil Payne performing Charlie Parker Music (very early UK pressing (DG) on the Egmont label)

Fidelity overall the same (again maybe a bit brighter on the CD) but the stereo effect on the CD comes across clearer. The instruments are divided more clearly on left/right. I could live quite well with my vinyl but the CD is an improvement. Though I wonder whether this is the result of the present remastering or whether they "brightened up" an earlier reissue (I picked up my Cecil Payne LP secondhand in London in the mid-90s and remember that around that time this particular UK budget pressing was not exactly rare for a while there - as if quite a few collectors had dumped their copies at that time. Was there a current CD reissue of that record out at that time?).

The liner notes say "completely remastered" (though not by whom or where) but overall I cannot see any really significant remastering improvement (except for that overall ever so slightly brighter sound, no matter how that came about) but OTOH no "deadening" of the overall sound either to my ears, at least not on those samples I compared. So i for one can live with the results.

As the Bird Dials included in this set are around in a zillion different reissues and remasterings, no doubt others will have more/different things to say when comparing their CDs/LPs with those included in this set.

The packaging is OK, sturdy and presentable, the booklet does not contain much info apart from the blurb on the CP label also found on their website, plus an essay on Charlie Parker and full track and session lineup details on all the contents.

But hey ... this box set cost me a mere 39.51 euros from amazon.de. THIRTY CDs for some 39 bucks, i.e. not quite 1.32 euros PER CD! Who am I (who is anybody) to complain about anything at that kind of money? ;)

And BTW, before this degenerates into another P.D. label and/or "buying cheap" bashing spree (as happened recently on another thread on a box set series discussed before anyway), YES - some the recordings included herein are not yet 50 years old (some were made in the latter part of 1962 and in 1963) so whoever is behind this must know what they are doing with all their product marketing, and each CD bears a mention indicating Copyright by Membran Media GmbH AS WELL AS "Licensed by Copyright Group Ltd." (whatever THAT means ...). If these are all false claims, good luck for the sequels this might lead to ...

In short, yer pays yer money and yer takes yer chances ... ;)

Edited by Big Beat Steve

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Thanks for the precis Mike. I'm not aware of an earlier cd release of Payne's "Plays the Music of Charlie Parker" before the '97 Collectables release, but there may have been an earlier one. . . .

Anyway, sounds as if the sound quality of this box set is at least "acceptable." Good news!

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