Charlie Parker With Strings The Master Takes

Charlie Parker with Strings: The Master Takes  

Posted by tocaco3 at Dec. 6, 2008
Charlie Parker with Strings: The Master Takes

Charlie Parker with Strings: The Master Takes
Jazz | EAC FLAC & MP3@320 LOG | 230 Mb & 110 MB
Verve | 1 CD | recorded March 1963 | 1995 edition

From Jazziz
In the 1940s, Norman Granz was a jazz visionary in several ways; one of these was his incorporation of strings into a variety of recordings. Granz ultimately attracted some of the best jazz artists of the era (and of all time). He managed a yet-to-be-duplicated balance of commercialism and risk-taking, of business and art, that led to the recording of some of jazz's landmark recordings. Charlie Parker With Strings (now on Verve, originally on Clef) is generally acknowledged as the first release to feature a jazz soloist backed by violins. It was just the beginning. Arguably the greatest improviser of all time, Charlie Parker was reputed to have been interested in doing a strings album for years. Granz gave him the opportunity to do it, with strings arranged and conducted by Jimmy Carroll (who was working for Granz at the time). Bird's album was monumental in more than the fact that he added strings - it was also an album of all standards, with Parker clearly stating each melody. "Just Friends" became Parker's biggest-selling single and the record of which he was said to have been most proud.
–- JAZZIZ Magazine Copyright © 2000, Milor Entertainment, Inc.
Charlie Parker with Strings - April In Paris: The Genius Of Charlie Parker, Vol.2 (1957/2016) [24/192]

Charlie Parker and His Orchestra - April In Paris:
The Genius Of Charlie Parker, Volume 2 (1957/2016)

FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:54 minutes | 1,98 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This reissue combines a pair of Charlie Parker's most popular recordings, two volumes titled Charlie Parker with Strings, recorded in 1949 and 1950. Unlike most of Parker's other albums, for these sessions he eschewed original tunes and stuck to standards by Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Jimmy McHugh and others, reimagined for a small string ensemble.
Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker With Strings (Giants of Jazz) (1996)

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker With Strings (Giants of Jazz) (1996)
Jazz, Bop, Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72 min | 165 MB
Label: Giants Of Jazz | Rel: 1996

When producer Norman Granz decided to let Charlie Parker record standards with a full string section (featuring Mitch Miller on oboe!), the purists cried sellout, but nothing could be further from the truth. There's a real sense of involvement from Bird on these sides, which collect up all the master takes and also include some live tracks from Carnegie Hall that - judging from the sometimes uneasy murmurings of the crowd - amply illustrate just how weirdly this mixture of bop lines against "legit" arrangements was perceived. The music on this collection is lush, poetic, romantic as hell, and the perfect antidote to a surfeit of jazz records featuring undisciplined blowing. There's a lot of jazz, but there's only one Bird.
Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker With Strings (2015) {2CD Verve Deluxe Edition}

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker With Strings (2015) {2CD Verve Deluxe Edition}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 709 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 338 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 212 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Verve / UMG | B0022596-02
Jazz / Bop / Big Band / Saxophone

Recorded between 1947 and 1952, the Charlie Parker With Strings albums showcased the legendary bebop saxophonist performing standards and ballads backed by a small classical string ensemble and jazz rhythm section. Although somewhat controversial when first released, the strings sessions are largely considered landmarks for orchestral jazz productions and rank among the best albums in Parker's discography.
Charlie Parker - Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes (2016) {2CD Verve Set}

Charlie Parker - Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes (2016) {2CD Verve Set}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 701 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 372 Mb
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© 2016 Mercury / Verve / Universal | 00602547846587
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Discovering previously unheard music is a consistent hope for serious jazz fans. Finding unreleased music from legends, especially those who departed far too early with their legacies incomplete, is a true joy. Fans, scholars and collectors who want to have a complete overview on Charlie Parker’s work and career can now dig into a new collection of previously unreleased tracks.
Charlie Parker with Quartet & the Orchestra - The Washington Concerts (2001)

Charlie Parker with Quartet & the Orchestra - The Washington Concerts (2001)
EAC RIP | FLAC(tracks)+CUE+LOG | No Covers | MP3 - CBR 320 Kbps | 221 MB / 159 MB
Jazz, Bebop | Audio CD (April 3, 2001) [Live, Original Recording Remastered] | Label: Blue Note Records

Live Bird lives! On February 22, 1953, the great Charlie Parker recorded a concert with Joe Timer’s Orchestra at Club Kavakos in Washington, D.C. Elektra Musician released the live show thirty years later. The eight tracks from that record are reissued here on The Washington Concerts. When it was originally released, Lundvall included an interview he conducted with Parker’s former trumpet player Red Rodney, which is also included here.
Charlie Parker Quintet & Sextet - Bird In Boston: Live At The Hi-Hat 1953-1954 (2016) {2CD Fresh Sound Records}

Charlie Parker Quintet & Sextet - Bird In Boston: Live At The Hi-Hat 1953-1954 (2016) {2CD Fresh Sound Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 666 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 331 Mb
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© 1953-54, 2016 Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD 911 | 24bit Digitally Remastered
Jazz / Bebop / Bop / Saxophone

For over two decades, the Hi-Hat Club occupied a choice location among the jazz clubs of Boston’s South End district, at the corner of Columbus and Massachusetts Avenue. After the end of World War II, lesser luminaries took over the band-stand, and after a while entertainment practically stopped altogether. Dave Coleman, a jazz promoter, had taken over management of the club in 1949. Through Coleman’s personal initiative, the Hi-Hat enjoyed its most successful years, and by 1951 it was the only club featuring a consistent policy of presenting modern jazz.
Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998) [The Chronological Classics, 1000]

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998)
with Miles Davis, Max Roach, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and J.J. Johnson

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 172 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Big Band, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Classics | # 1000 | Time: 01:05:33

This second installment in the Classics Charlie Parker chronology contains quite a number of Bird's best-loved and most respected recordings. The first 12 tracks, recorded in New York for the Dial label in October and November of 1947, are all masterpieces of modern music, with the ballads, especially "Embraceable You," constituting some of Parker's very best recorded work. This is the classic 1947 quintet with Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and Max Roach. Even if his personal life was characteristically chaotic, 1947 was a good year for Charlie Parker's music. It was in November 1947 that this band hit the road to play the El Sino Club on St. Antoine Boulevard in Detroit. Unfortunately, Bird got really snockered and couldn't perform, so the El Sino management canceled the gig. Bird ultimately destroyed his saxophone by throwing it out of a hotel window onto the street below. (A tragic and disturbing image!) Back in New York, the band – now a sextet with the addition of trombonist J.J. Johnson – made six more sides for Dial on December 17, 1947.

Charlie Parker - South Of The Border (1995)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 24, 2016
Charlie Parker - South Of The Border (1995)

Charlie Parker - South Of The Border (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 224 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 140 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 257 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Bop, Latin Jazz | Verve Records #527 779-2

Verve gathers together all of the master takes of Charlie Parker's recordings with the swinging band of Afro-Cuban jazz pioneer Machito, along with ten other Latinized numbers that he cut in 1951-1952. Besides illustrating the willingness of producer Norman Granz to experiment and take Parker out of a small-group bebop straitjacket, this CD shows that Bird's improvisational style changed hardly at all in a Latin setting. He continued to run off his patented lightning bop licks over the congas and bongos and they just happened to interlock with the grooves quite snugly, although he did adapt his phrasing of the tunes themselves to suit their rhythmic lines…

Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parker: With New and Selected Jazz Poems  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at June 2, 2015
Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parker: With New and Selected Jazz Poems

Yusef Komunyakaa, "Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parker: With New and Selected Jazz Poems"
English | ISBN: 0819574295 | 2013 | PDF | 156 pages | 67,3 MB