Yardbird Suite: The Ultimate Collection

Yardbird Suite: The Ultimate Collection

by Charlie Parker


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Nobody had a larger impact on jazz in a shorter amount of time than Charlie Parker. But it wasn't until the release of this meticulous two-CD compilation in 1997 -- 42 years after Parker's drug-induced death at the age of 34 -- that there was an answer to the question "If I could buy only one Charlie Parker album, which one would it be?" It would be this one! Parker recorded for three labels as a leader, and despite the voluminous numbers of reissues over the years -- many of them tombstone-sized boxes groaning with alternate takes, false starts, and other obsessive snippets -- this is the first time many of his key recordings (including ones under Dizzy Gillespie's leadership) are gathered in one place. And what a place it is! The birth and maturation of bebop are documented in some of the most mercurial, head-spinning records ever recorded -- "Now's the Time," "Koko," "Confirmation," "Groovin' High," "Parker's Mood," etc. In other words, the cornerstone of jazz as we know it.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/18/1997
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227226022
catalogNumber: 72260

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Parker   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Erroll Garner   Piano
Dizzy Gillespie   Piano,Trumpet,Track Performer
Wardell Gray   Tenor Saxophone
Haig   Piano
Duke Jordan   Piano
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Bud Powell   Piano
Buddy Rich   Drums
Max Roach   Strings,Drums
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Potter   Bass
Don Lamond   Drums
Howard McGhee   Trumpet
Luis Miranda   Conga
Teddy Kotick   Bass
Percy Heath   Bass
Walter Bishop   Piano
Hugh Brown   Saxophone
Red Callender   Bass
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Roy Haynes   Drums
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Jose Mangual   Bongos
Dodo Marmarosa   Piano
Thelonious Monk   Piano
Roy Porter   Drums
Curly Russell   Bass
Harold "Doc" West   Drums
Arv Garrison   Guitar
Charlie Parker Quintet   Track Performer
Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers   Track Performer
Charlie Parker Septet   Track Performer
Charlie Parker's All Stars   Track Performer
Charlie Parker Sextet   Track Performer
Charlie Parker & his Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Miles Davis   Contributor
Gil Fuller   Composer
Erroll Garner   Contributor
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer,Contributor
Bud Powell   Contributor
Max Roach   Contributor
James Austin   Liner Notes
Norman Granz   Producer
Ray Brown   Composer
Kenny Clarke   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Benny Harris   Composer
Doug Hawkins   Producer
Albert Marx   Producer
Charlie Parker   Composer,Contributor
Bob Porter   Liner Notes
David Raksin   Composer
Teddy Reig   Producer
Ross Russell   Producer
Hugh Brown Kellerhouse   Art Direction
F. Wess   Composer

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