The Essential Charlie Parker

The Essential Charlie Parker

by Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker




Another anthology that has less value due to the exploding reissue market. These cuts were among Parker's most influential compositions and performances, but they've been reissued many times, both in anthology packages and on re-releases of their original albums. But it's part of the Essentials sampler line, and if you only want a little Parker, it's a good choice.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/1992
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731451717321
catalogNumber: 517173


  1. Now's the Time
  2. If I Should Lose You
  3. Mango Mangue
  4. Bloomdido
  5. Star Eyes
  6. Confirmation
  7. My Little Suede Shoes
  8. Just Friends
  9. Lover Man
  10. I Got Rhythm
  11. Repetition
  12. K.C. Blues
  13. Relaxin' with Lee
  14. April in Paris
  15. Okiedoke
  16. The Song Is You

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Parker   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Machito   Maracas
Walter Bishop   Piano
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Haig   Piano
Bill Harris   Trombone
Hank Jones   Piano
John Lewis   Piano
Shelly Manne   Drums
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Rich   Drums
Max Roach   Drums
Red Rodney   Trumpet
Willie Smith   Alto Saxophone
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Aless   Piano
Irving Ashby   Guitar
Neal Hefti   Conductor
John LaPorta   Clarinet
Stan Freeman   Piano
Mitch Miller   English Horn,French Horn,Oboe
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Ken Kersey   Piano
Luis Miranda   Conga
Teddy Kotick   Bass
Percy Heath   Bass
Manny Albam   Baritone Saxophone
Porcino   Trumpet
Mario Bauzá   Trumpet
Ray Brown   Bass
Kenny Clarke   Drums
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Bass
Sid Harris   Violin
Roy Haynes   Drums
René Hernández   Piano
Max Hollander   Violin
Harry Katzman   Violin
Jose Madera   Tenor Saxophone
Jose Mangual   Bongos
Pete Mondello   Tenor Saxophone
Thelonious Monk   Piano
Ubaldo Nieto   Timbales
Gene Orloff   Violin
Roberto Rodriguez   Bass
Curly Russell   Bass
Fred Skerritt   Alto Saxophone
Bart Varsalona   Bass Trombone
Ray Wetzel   Trumpet
Doug Mettome   Trumpet
Leslie Johnakins   Baritone Saxophone
Milton Lomask   Violin
Zelly Smirnoff   Violin
Jimmy Carroll   Conductor
Murray Williams   Alto Saxophone
Manny Fidler   Violin
Vinnie Jacobs   French Horn
Fred Ruzilla   Viola
Joe Benaventi   Cello
Frank Brieff   Viola
Paquito Davilla   Trumpet,Violin
Bronislaw Gimpel   Violin
Nat Nathanson   Viola
Myor Rosen   Harp
Sonny Salad   Alto Saxophone
Diego Iborra   Percussion
Bobby Woodlen   Trumpet
Sam Aplan   Violin
Gene Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Frank Miller   Cello

Technical Credits

Machito   Composer
Neal Hefti   Arranger
Luis Miranda   Contributor
Benny Harris   Composer
René Hernández   Composer
Gene Orloff   Contributor
Charlie Parker   Composer
Jimmy Carroll   Arranger
Gilberto Valdes   Composer
Marion Sunshine   Composer
Gilberto Valdez   Composer

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