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Jazz - Released January 1, 2016 | Verve Reissues

Distinctions Choc de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Jazz
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Bebop - Released August 8, 1957 | Verve Reissues

Hi-Res Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1991 | Savoy

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Jazz - Released January 1, 2002 | Savoy

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Jazz - Released September 10, 2002 | Savoy

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Jazz - Released January 1, 2002 | Savoy

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1989 | Concord Records

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Jazz - Released October 25, 1990 | Verve Reissues

As a leader, Charlie Parker recorded for Savoy and Dial during 1945-1948 and then for Verve exclusively (at least in the studios) during 1949-1954. This remarkable ten-CD box set, which adds quite a bit of material to an earlier ten-LP set, contains all of these recordings plus Bird's earlier appearances with Jazz at the Philharmonic. The JATP jams are highlighted by Parker's perfect solo on "Oh Lady Be Good," a ferocious improvisation on "The Closer," and a solo on "Embraceable You" that tops his more famous studio recording. In addition, this box has all of the "Bird and Strings" sides, his meetings with Machito's Cuban orchestra, the 1950 session with Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, small-group dates (including a 1951 meeting with Miles Davis), odd encounters with voices and studio bands, the famous "Jam Blues" with fellow altoists Johnny Hodges and Benny Carter, and his final recordings, a set of Cole Porter tunes. The fact-filled 34-page booklet is also indispensable. Highly recommended. ~ Scott Yanow
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Jazz - Released January 24, 1995 | Verve Reissues

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Jazz - Released January 11, 2011 | SendDigital

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Jazz - Released February 14, 2006 | Savoy

This 17-cut compilation covers Charlie Parker's early years with Savoy. All of this material has been released many times, and has even been packaged better. But it does serve a purpose in introducing some of the most seminal performances Charlie Parker and his bands committed to tape at the dawn of bebop. This budget-priced disc includes all master takes and some of the most seminal compositions in the history of jazz. While it's true the Dial period is not covered here, the years 1945-48 are represented by historic cuts like "Koko," "Billie's Bounce," "Donna Lee," "Chasin' the Bird," "Parker's Mood," and "Steeplechase," to name a few. The material is all by Bird. The earliest sides feature Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet -- only on "Koko," and playing piano on a few cuts. Miles Davis enters the picture later in '45, in a band that included Max Roach, Bud Powell, and Tommy Potter. In 1947, pianists Duke Jordan and later John Lewis joined the band, as did bassist Curly Russell. Roach was in the band throughout, and after Gillespie's initial stint so was Davis. [RoviLink="MW"]Now's the Time [Savoy Jazz][/RoviLink] is recommended for the novice. For those who are interested in the breadth and depth of Parker's stays with Savoy and Dial, the three-disc Complete Savoy and Dial Master Takes is recommended. ~ Thom Jurek
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Jazz - Released August 8, 1957 | Verve Reissues

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1988 | Blue Note Records

This LP contains two broadcasts featuring Charlie Parker at Boston's Storyville club in 1953. one set finds him accompanied by the Red Garland Trio (two years before Garland became famous playing with Miles Davis) while the other one also features trumpeter Herb Pomeroy and a trio led by pianist Sir Charles Thompson. The recording quality is just so-so but Bird was in fine form for these sessions, playing hot versions of his usual repertoire. ~ Scott Yanow
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Jazz - Released August 8, 1957 | Verve Reissues

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Jazz - Released September 18, 1988 | Verve Reissues

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Jazz - Released January 13, 2004 | Savoy

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Jazz - Released April 16, 1991 | Verve Reissues

Bird takes Porter's songs and extends them to glorious heights. A fine reissue. ~ Ron Wynn
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Jazz - Released January 1, 2002 | Fantasy Records

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Pop - Released February 28, 2014 | Lofa Library Of Fine Arts

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Jazz - Released May 29, 2007 | Savoy