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Customer Reviews

Just Wow!

I bought this a few years ago. I listen to it all the time. You have an all star ensemble. The Opener is awesome. In the closer they skip bird and after its over they come back and let bird go wild. Ella comes in and kicks things up a notch. Buy it. You wont regret it

Lester Leaps In!

Lester Young's solo is considered by many to be among the best. . .ever. Must purchase the entire album, but well worth it. Awesome live jazz.


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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