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This collection of 78 rpm singles, all recorded on June 6, 1950, was released in 1956. Several things distinguish this from numerous other quintet recordings featuring these two bebop pioneers. It was recorded during the period that Parker was working under the aegis of producer Norman Granz, whose preference for large and unusual ensembles was notorious. The end result in this case is a date that sounds very much like those that Parker and Gillespie recorded for Savoy and Dial, except with top-of-the-line production quality. Even more interesting, though, is Parker's choice of Thelonious Monk as pianist. Unfortunately, Monk is buried in the mix and gets very little solo space, so his highly idiosyncratic genius doesn't get much exposure here. Still, this is an outstanding album — there are fine versions of Parker standards like "Leap Frog," "Mohawk," and "Relaxin' with Lee," as well as a burning performance of "Bloomdido" and twjo interesting (if not entirely thrilling) renditions of the chestnut "My Melancholy Baby."

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are you f'ing kidding?

Just look at this cast! It's a no brainer. Put it on your it over and over and you will love it. Not to mention, you'll impress all that come across it while searching for their favorites at a party.

I am Shaw Nuff Groovin High!!

Got to have this one baby, it's hot. Bird and Diz were the revolution and this is a good testament. Get it right now!

Buddy Rich is On Point

Not entirely sure what one reviewer was even describing with Buddy Rich not playing exceptionally or using his ears?! Seriously, no idea where that is coming from. His playing on this record is just as energetic as Charlie Parker's or Dizzie's. Listen to the samples - the guy can swing! This is an amazing record, a little short, but all the additional takes and studio outtakes keep things interesting!


Nacido(a): 29 de agosto de 1920 en Kansas City, KS

Género: Jazz

Años de actividad: '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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