The Cole Porter Songbook
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||Easy to Love||Charlie Parker||3:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Begin the Beguine||Charlie Parker Sextet||3:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Night and Day||Charlie Parker||2:51||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||What Is This Thing Called Love?||Charlie Parker||2:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||In the Still of the Night (Take 7)||Charlie Parker||3:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Get a Kick out of You||Charlie Parker||3:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Just One of Those Things||Charlie Parker Quintet||2:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Heart Belongs to Daddy (Take 2)||Charlie Parker Quintet||3:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I've Got You under My Skin||Charlie Parker||3:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Love for Sale (Take 4 Alternate)||Charlie Parker Quartet||5:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Love Paris (Take 2 Alternate)||Charlie Parker Quintet||5:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||What Is This Thing Called Love? (Norman Granz Jam Session)||Charlie Parker, Charlie Shavers, Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges, Flip Phillips, Ben Webster, Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Ray Brown & J.C. Heard||15:50||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Bird takes Porter's songs and extends them to glorious heights. A fine reissue.
Bird Soars Through Porter's Classics
This albulm I believe is a compilation of different Cole Porter songs by Charlie Parker. On this albulm some songs feature strings, and others Bird is in a Quintet or Quartet, whatever setting Mr.Parker is in it doesn't slow him down. Bird brings his tradmark bebop licks to these Classics, and gives the songs a whole new Bop feeling. The highlight of the albulm is What is Thing Called Love which is a Blazing 15 minutes long. This gives people the opportunity to hear Parker solo longer than on his other records, also I believe Oscar Peterson is sitting behind the Piano on this track and Mr.Gillespie on the trumpet. Stupendous Record!
Well, I think the album pretty much says it. Slow and more relaxed, and at times has that huge Big Band Swing sound which I love. Parker did an extraordinary job with this recording, no surprise there.
This album is simply fantastic. It's quite relaxing; I usually put it on before I'm going to sleep, and it's also really great for doing homework. Bird is in top form on this album for sure!
Born: August 29, 1920 in Kansas City, KS
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s