Charlie Parker & Miles Davis

Blue Bird - Legendary Savoy Sessions

Definitive Records

Personnel:
Charlie Parker (as,ts), Miles Davis (tp), Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Curley Russell (b), Max Roach (d), John Lewis (p), Nelson Boyd (b), Tommy Potter (b), Duke Jordan (p)

Reference: DRCD 44418

Note:
This CD has been replaced by its recent reissue as part of the American Jazz Classics label. Reference #99033


Compiled by experts on Parker, this CD issue contains six sessions by Parkers vintage 1945-1948 band, featuring two young musicians who were his best and most efficient collaborators (Miles Davis and Max Roach), plus two pianists who left their mark on the evolution of Bop (Bud Powell and John Lewis). The first session also features Dizzy Gillespie playing piano. As a result, we get some of the most authentic and meaningful samples of the new style: Meandering (inspired on Embraceable You), and, particularly, Nows The Time, Billies Bounce, or the masterful, perfect blues Parkers Mood. True landmarks in music.

Tracklisting:

1. Billie's Bounce 3:11
2. Now's The Time 3:16
3. Meandering 3:17
4. Donna Lee 2:32
5. Chasin' The Bird 2:44
6. Cheryl 2:58
7. Buzzy 2:28
8. Milestones 2:35
9. Little Willie Leaps 2:50
10. Half Nelson 2:42
11. Sippin' At Bells 2:21
12. Another Hair-Do 2:38
13. Blue Bird 2:50
14. Klaunstance 2:45
15. Bird Gets The Worm 2:35
16. Barbados 2:29
17. Ah-Leu-Cha 2:54
18. Constellation 2:27
19. Parker's Mood 3:03
20. Perhaps 2:34
21. Marmaduke 2:43
22. Steeplechase 3:04
23. Merry-Go-Round 2:27
Total time: 63:33

Recorded 1945-1948.
This CD was previously available as Definitive DRCD11105.

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