The Genius of Charlie Parker [Savoy 2 CD]

The Genius of Charlie Parker [Savoy 2 CD]

by Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker




This special edition of The Genius of Charlie Parker was released in commemoration of the alto saxophonist's stint with the Savoy and Dial labels in the '40s, some 60 years prior. The studio sessions were issued under Parker's name with the exceptions of the Tiny Grimes Quintette ("Tiny's Tempo," 1944), the Dizzy Gillespie All Star Quintet ("Shaw 'Nuff," 1945), and the Miles Davis All Stars ("Sippin' at Bell's," 1947). While the studio sessions are marked by jaw-dropping ensemble interplay, the radio broadcasts, taken from live dates at the Royal Roost in New York in 1948 and 1949, show off distinctive, spontaneous brilliance, not only from Bird but from his cohorts as well. While the live broadcast recordings are a bit muddy, the state-of-the-art transfers from acetates and tape masters do brighten up these recommended, early bop sessions.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/08/2005
Label: Savoy Jazz
UPC: 0795041749222
catalogNumber: 17492
Rank: 105685

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Parker   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Tadd Dameron   Piano
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Kenny Dorham   Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Wardell Gray   Tenor Saxophone
Tiny Grimes   Guitar
Haig   Piano
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Duke Jordan   Piano
Barney Kessel   Guitar
John Lewis   Piano
Bud Powell   Piano
Max Roach   Drums
Lucky Thompson   Trombone
Tommy Potter   Bass
Don Lamond   Drums
Howard McGhee   Trumpet
Nelson Boyd   Bass
Jimmy Butts   Bass
Red Callender   Bass
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Joe Harris   Drums
Clyde Hart   Piano
Dodo Marmarosa   Tenor Saxophone
Roy Porter   Drums
Curly Russell   Bass
Argonne Thornton   Piano
Harold "Doc" West   Drums
Arv Garrison   Guitar
Vic McMillan   Bass
John Richard Lewis   Piano

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Miles Davis   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Tiny Grimes   Composer
Loren Schoenberg   Liner Notes,Annotation
Dick Katz   Liner Notes,Annotation
Bill Kirchner   Liner Notes,Annotation
Howard McGhee   Composer
Buck Ram   Producer
Kenny Clarke   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Benny Harris   Composer
Doug Hawkins   Engineer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Ben Jordan   Engineer
Orrin Keepnews   Liner Notes,Annotation
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Dan Morgenstern   Liner Notes,Annotation
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Teddy Reig   Producer,Audio Production
Ross Russell   Producer,Audio Production
J.J. Stelmach   Art Direction
Brooks Bowman   Composer
Paul Reid   Engineer
Jim Syracusa   Engineer

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