Complete Live at the Rockland Palace (2-CD set)

Charlie Parker

Complete Live at the Rockland Palace (2-CD set)

RLR Records

Charlie Parker (as), Red Rodney (tp), Walter Bishop, Duke Jordan, Kenny Drew (p), Mundell Lowe (g), Charles Mingus, Curley Russell, Teddy Kotick (b), Max Roach, Phil Brown, Art Blakey, Roy Haynes (d)

Reference: RLR88641_2

Bar code: 8436006496417

This one of Bird's most passionate live performances in its entirety, with the man in great form being the only horn featured throughout. It also includes Parker's only recorded versions of tunes like Sly Mongoose and Gold Rush.

This concert, recorded at The Rockland Palace was specially organized in honour and support of Benjamin J. Davis, an official of both the American communist party and The Daily Worker. who was sentenced to a 5 year jail sentence in 1949, for political subversion. Davis, a campaigner against segregation and racial discrimination, was a Harlem hero.

As a bonus, there are three rare Birdland broadcasts, including collaborations with pianist Kenny Drew. Full details in the 12-page booklet.


CD 1
01. East Of The Sun
02. What Is This Thing Called Love (I)
03. Stardust
04. Ornithology
05. Easy To Love (I)
06. Just Friends (I)
07. Dancing In The Dark
08. Gold Rush (A.k.a. Turnstile)
09. Dont Blame Me
10. April In Paris
11. Repetition (I)
12. Everything Happens To Me
13. Sly Mongoose (I)
14. Sly Mongoose (II)
15. Rocker (I)
16. Laura
17. Lester Leaps In
18. Parker Warming Up (Noodling)
19. Out Of Nowhere
20. I Didnt Know What Time It Was
21. Ill Remember April
22. Parker Warming Up (Noodling) Into Cool Blues
23. East Of The Sun
24. Just Friends
25. What Is This Thing Called Love (II)

CD 2
01. My Little Suede Shoes
02. Repetition (II)
03. This Time The Dreams On Me
04. Moose The Mooche
05. Star Eyes
06. Rocker (II)
07. Easy To Love (II)
08. Announcement Into Ornithology (*) Bonus Track
09. 52nd Street Theme [I] (*) Bonus Track
10. Jumpin With Symphony Sid/Anthropology (*) Bonus Track
11. Embraceable You (*) Bonus Track
12. Cheryl (*) Bonus Track
13. Salt Peanuts Into Jumpin With Symphony Sid (*) Bonus Track
14. Jumpin With Symphony Sid/Opening Announcements (*) Bonus Track
15. Just Friends (*) Bonus Track
16 Announcement by Symphony Sid Torin (*) Bonus Track
17. Everything Happens To Me (*) Bonus Track
18. East Of The Sun (*) Bonus Track
19. Laura (*) Bonus Track
20. Dancing In The Dark (*) Bonus Track

Total time: 154:58 min.

* CD 1 in full & CD 2
- Tracks #1-7. Personnel: Charlie Parker (as), Walter Bishop (p), Mundell Lowe (g), Teddy Kotick (b) and Max Roach (d) + String section on many tracks. Recorded at Rockland Palace Dance Hall, New York, on September 26, 1952.

* CD 2
- Tracks #8-9. Personnel: Charlie Parker (as), Duke Jordan (p), Charles Mingus (b), Phil Brown (d). Recorded at Birdland, New York, on September 20, 1952.

- Tracks #10-13. Personnel: Charlie Parker (as), Red Rodney (tp), Kenny Drew (p), Curley Russell (b) and Art Blakey (d). Recorded at Birdland, New York, December, 1950.

- Tracks #14-20. Personnel: Charlie Parker (as), Teddy Kotick (b) and Roy Haynes (d) + String section. Recorded at Birdland, New York, on March 24, 1951.


$21.78  (tax incl.)

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