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Customer Reviews

Great Album!

I'm 28 years old as we speak & I've been looking for this album since I was 23 years old' my instructor let me borrow this; but he needed it back...i recommed this album to any jazz player; ornotholgy stands out great version; my fellow saxophone players please support this album! Good Day!

Missing segments!

This issue is NOT the true soundtrack, but a condensed group of slections from the original. Sad, becuase many of the missing selections are gems, not to be found in other compilations.
Many of the selections were made from rare pressings and tapes Bird's widow allowed to be restored and digtally cleaned, removing some weak passages from studio musicians and re-recorded with the original Bird solos, with guys like Diz, Ray Brown, Red Rodney being re-recorded. Superb issues, all!


Born: August 29, 1920 in Kansas City, KS

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s

One of a handful of musicians who can be said to have permanently changed jazz, Charlie Parker was arguably the greatest saxophonist of all time. He could play remarkably fast lines that, if slowed down to half speed, would reveal that every note made sense. "Bird," along with his contemporaries Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell, is considered a founder of bebop; in reality he was an intuitive player who simply was expressing himself. Rather than basing his improvisations closely on the melody as was...
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