Friday, April 8, 2016

Charlie Parker on Verve (1946-1954)

As a leader, Charlie Parker recorded for Savoy and Dial during 1945-1948 and then for Verve exclusively (at least in the studios) during 1949-1954. This remarkable ten-CD box set, which adds quite a bit of material to an earlier ten-LP set, contains all of these recordings plus Bird's earlier appearances with Jazz at the Philharmonic. The JATP jams are highlighted by Parker's perfect solo on "Oh Lady Be Good," a ferocious improvisation on "The Closer," and a solo on "Embraceable You" that tops his more famous studio recording. In addition, this box has all of the "Bird and Strings" sides, his meetings with Machito's Cuban orchestra, the 1950 session with Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, small-group dates (including a 1951 meeting with Miles Davis), odd encounters with voices and studio bands, the famous "Jam Blues" with fellow altoists Johnny Hodges and Benny Carter, and his final recordings, a set of Cole Porter tunes. The fact-filled 34-page booklet is also indispensable. Highly recommended.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/bird-the-complete-charlie-parker-on-verve-r145076

Charlie Parker
Bird
The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve
(1946-1954)

Tracks

Cd. 1

1 Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Casey, Pinkard)  9:32
2 Blues for Norman (Shrdlu)  8:37
3 I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin)  9:15
4 Oh, Lady Be Good (Gershwin, Gershwin)  11:05
5 After You've Gone (Creamer, Layton)  7:33
6 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  12:54
7 Introductions by Norman Granz  2:16
8 J.A.T.P. Blues (Shrdlu)  10:56

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Cd. 2

1 The Bird (Parker)  4:44
2 Repetition (Hefti)  2:57
3 No Noise, Pts. 1 & 2 (Bartee)  5:53
4 No Noise, Pt. 2 [Complete Take] (Bartee)  2:55
5 Mango Mangue (Sunshine, Valdes)  2:53
6 Okiedoke (Hernandez, Machito)  3:02
7 Cardboard (Parker)  3:08
8 Visa (Parker)  2:58
9 Segment-Tune X (Parker)  3:19
10 Diverse (Tune X) [alt. take] (Parker)  3:16
11 Passport-Tune Y (rare) (Parker)  2:54
12 Passport-Tune Z (common) (Parker)  2:59

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Cd. 3

1 The Opener (Shrdlu)  12:47
2 Lester Leaps In (Young)  12:14
3 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  10:33
4 The Closer (Etaoin)  10:57
5 Ow/Introduction of Ella Fitzgerald [Recently Cd.overed] (Gillespie)  0:48
6 Flyin' Home [Recently Cd.overed] (Goodman, Hampton, Robin)  5:31
7 How High the Moon (Hamilton, Lewis)  6:24
8 Perdido (Drake, Lengsfelder, Tizol)  8:34

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Cd. 4

1 Just Friends (Klenner, Lewis)  3:30
2 Everything Happens to Me (Adair, Dennis)  3:15
3 April in Paris (Duke, Harburg)  3:06
4 Summertime (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward)  2:46
5 I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Hart, Rodgers)  3:12
6 If I Should Lose You (Rainger, Robin)  2:46
7 Star Eyes (DePaul, Raye)  3:28
8 Blues (Fast) (Parker)  2:45
9 I'm in the Mood for Love (Fields, McHugh)  2:50
10 Bloomdido (Parker)  3:24
11 An Oscar for Treadwell [Take 3 - alt. take LP] (Parker)  3:20
12 An Oscar for Treadwell [Take 4 - Master] (Parker)  3:22
13 Mohawk [Take 3 - alt. take LP] (Parker)  3:48
14 Mohawk [Take 4 (take 6) Master] (Parker)  3:34
15 My Melancholy Baby [Take 1 - Recently Cd.overed] (Burnett, Norton)  3:16
16 My Melancholy Baby [Coda Rehearsal] (Burnett, Norton)  0:05
17 My Melancholy Baby [Take 2 - Master] (Burnett, Norton)  3:23

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Cd. 4
[suite]

 18 Leap Frog [Take 1 - inc.] (Parker)  0:27
19 Leap Frog [Take 2 - inc.] (Parker)  0:18
20 Leap Frog [Take 3 - inc.] (Parker)  0:40
21 Leap Frog [Take 4 - inc.] (Parker)  0:18
22 Leap Frog [Take 5 - inc.] (Parker)  2:33
23 Leap Frog [Take 6 - inc.] (Parker)  0:23
24 Leap Frog [Take 7 - inc.] (Parker)  0:14
25 Leap Frog [Take 8 (take 4) - alt. take] (Parker)  2:02
26 Leap Frog [Take 9 - alt. take - Recently Cd.overed] (Parker)  2:06
27 Leap Frog [Take 10 - inc.] (Parker)  0:43
28 Leap Frog [Take 11 (take 6) - Master] (Parker)  2:29
29 Relaxin' With Lee [Take 1 - inc.] (Parker)   0:35
30 Relaxin' With Lee [Take 2 - inc.] (Parker)  1:08
31 Relaxin' With Lee [Take 3 - False start] (Parker)  0:08
32 Relaxin' With Lee [Take 4 (take 2) - alt. take LP] (Parker)  3:56
33 Relaxin' With Lee [Take 5 - inc.] (Parker)  0:25
34 Relaxin' With Lee [Take 6 (take 3) - Master] (Parker)  2:46

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Cd. 5

1 Dancing in the Dark (Dietz, Schwartz)  3:19
2 Out of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)  3:06
3 Laura [Take 1 - alt. take] (Mercer, Raksin)  2:57
4 Laura [Take 2 - Master] (Mercer, Raksin)  2:56
5 East of the Sun (And West ofthe Moon) (Bowman)  3:38
6 They Can't Take That Away from Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:17
7 Easy to Love (Porter)  3:29
8 I'm in the Mood for Love [Take 2 - Master] (Fields, McHugh)  3:33
9 I'm in the Mood for Love [Take 3 - Alt. take] (Fields, McHugh)  3:27
10 I'll Remember April [Take 1 - Alt. take] (DePaul, Johnston, Raye)  3:09
11 I'll Remember April [Take 2 - False Start] (DePaul, Johnston, Raye)  0:10
12 I'll Remember April [Take 3 (take 2) - Master] (DePaul, Johnston, Raye)  3:02
13 What Is This Thing Called Love ? (Porter)  2:54
14 April in Paris (Duke, Harburg)  3:12
15 Repetition (Hefti)  2:49
16 Easy to Love (Porter)  2:25
17 Rocker (Mulligan)  3:10
18 Celebrity (Parker)  1:34
19 Ballade (Hawkins, Parker)  2:55
20 Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite (OFarrill)  17:11

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Cd. 6

1 Au Privave [Take 2 - Alt. take LP] (Parker)  2:38
2 Au Privave [Take 3 - Master] (Parker)  2:43
3 She Rote [Take 3 - Alt. take LP] (Parker)  3:09
4 She Rote [Take 5 - Master] (Parker)  3:06
5 K.C. Blues (Parker)  3:24
6 Star Eyes (DePaul, Raye)  3:34
7 My Little Suede Shoes (Parker)  3:03
8 Un Poquito de Tu Amor (Cugat, Freed)  2:40
9 Tico-Tico (Abreu, Drake, Oliveira)  2:44
10 Fiesta (Traditional)  2:49
11 Why Do I Love You ? [Take 2 - Alt. take LP] (Hammerstein, Kern)  2:58
12 Why Do I Love You ? [Take 6 - Alt take] (Hammerstein, Kern)  2:58
13 Why Do I Love You ? [Take 7 - Master] (Hammerstein, Kern)  3:05
14 Blues for Alice (Parker)  2:46
15 Si Si (Parker)  2:38
16 Swedish Schnapps [Take 3 - Alt. take LP] (Parker)  3:13
17 Swedish Schnapps
[Take 4 - Master] (Parker)  3:10
18 Back Home Blues [Take 1 - Alt. take LP] (Parker)  2:35
19 Back Home Blues [Take 2 - Master] (Parker)  2:46
20 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)  3:21

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Cd. 7

1 Temptation (Brown, Freed)  3:31
2 Lover (Hart, Rodgers)  3:06
3 Autumn in New York (Duke)  3:29
4 Stella by Starlight (Washington, Young)  2:56
5 Mama Inez (Gilbert, Grenet)  2:50
6 La Cucaracha [Take 1 - Alt. take] (Traditional)  3:24
7 La Cucaracha [Take 2 - inc.] (Traditional)  0:49
8 La Cucaracha [Take 3 - False start] (Traditional)  0:10
9 La Cucaracha [Take 4 (take 3) - Master] (Traditional)  2:43
10 Estrellita [Take 2 - inc.] (Picone, Venosa)  1:57
11 Estrellita [Take 4 - Alt. take] (Picone, Venosa)  2:46
12 Estrellita [Take 5 - False start] (Picone, Venosa)  0:04
13 Estrellita [Take 6 (take 5) - Master] (Picone, Venosa)  2:44
14 Begin the Beguine (Porter)  3:12
15 La Paloma (Yradier)  2:39
16 Night and Day (Porter)  2:50
17 Almost Like Being in Love (Lerner, Loewe)  2:33
18 I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin)  3:08
19 What Is This Thing Called Love ? (Porter)  2:36



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Cd. 8

1 J.A.T.P. Blues (Shrdlu)  14:42
2 What Is This Thing Called Love ? (Porter)  15:51
3 Ballad Medley  17:23
a. All the Things You Are (Kern, Hammerstein)
b. Dearly Beloved (Kern, Mercer)
c. The Nearness of You (Carmichael, Washington)
d. Ill Get By (Ahlert, Turk)
e. Everything Happens to Me (Adair, Dennis)
f. The Man I Love (Gershwin, Gershwin)
g. What's New ? (Burke, Haggert)
h. Someone to Watch over Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)
i. Isn't It Romantic ? (Rodgers, Hart)

4 Funky Blues (Hodges)  13:27

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Cd. 9

1 The Song Is You (Hammerstein, Kern)  2:56
2 Laird Baird (Parker)  2:44
3 Kim [Take 2 - Alt. take LP] (Parker)  2:58
4 Kim [Take 4 - Master] (Parker)  2:58
5 Cosmic Rays [Take 2 - Master] (Parker)  3:05
6 Cosmic Rays [Take 5 - Alt. take] (Parker)  3:16
7 In the Still of the Night [Take 1 - False start] (Porter)  0:32
8 In the Still of the Night [Take 2 - inc.] (Porter)  0:53
9 In the Still of the Night [Take 3 - Alt. take] (Porter)  3:46
10 In the Still of the Night [Take 4 - Alt. take] (Porter)  3:21
11 In the Still of the Night [Take 5 - False start] (Porter)  0:45
12 In the Still of the Night [Take 6 - Alt. take] (Porter)  3:26
13 In the Still of the Night [Take 7 - Master] (Porter)  3:22
14 Old Folks [Take 1 - inc.] (Hill, Robison)  0:26
15 Old Folks [Take 2 - False start] (Hill, Robison)  0:09
16 Old Folks [Take 3 - Alt. take] (Hill, Robison)  4:04
17 Old Folks [Take 4 : Bird Continues Playing into [(Take 5)] - False start] (Hill, Robison)  0:21
18 Old Folks [Take 6 - Alt. take] (Hill, Robison)  3:28
19 Old Folks [Take 7 - inc.] (Hill, Robison)  0:26
20 Old Folks [Take 8 - Alt. take] (Hill, Robison)  3:39
21 Old Folks [Take 9 - Master] (Hill, Robison)  3:34
22 If I Love Again (Murray, Oakland)  2:31

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Cd. 10

1 Chi-Chi [Take 1 - Alt. take] (Parker)  3:09
2 Chi-Chi [Take 2 - False start] (Parker)  0:27
3 Chi-Chi [Take 3 - Alt. take] (Parker)  2:42
4 Chi-Chi [Take 4 - Alt. take (Recently Cd.overed)] (Parker)  2:37
5 Chi-Chi [Take 5 - False start] (Parker)  0:17
6 Chi-Chi [Take 6 - Master] (Parker)  3:02
7 I Remember You (Mercer, Schertzinger)  3:03
8 Now's the Time (Parker)  3:01
9 Confirmation [Take 1 - False start] (Harris, Parker)  0:14
10 Confirmation [Take 2 - False start] (Harris, Parker)  0:09
11 Confirmation [Take 5 - Master] (Harris, Parker)  2:58
12 I Get a Kick Out of You [Take 1 - Alt. take] (Porter)  4:55
13 I Get a Kick Out of You [Take 2 - False start & Rehearsal] (Porter)  0:32
14 I Get a Kick Out of You [Take 3Take 2 - False start & Rehearsal] (Porter)  0:16
15 I Get a Kick Out of You [Take 4 - inc.] (Porter)  1:05
16 I Get a Kick Out of You [Take 5 - False start] (Porter)  0:17
17 I Get a Kick Out of You [Take 6 - inc.] (Porter)  1:08
18 I Get a Kick Out of You [Take 7 - Master] (Porter)  3:34
19 Just One of Those Things (Porter)  2:46
20 My Heart Belongs to Daddy [Take 1 - False Start & Rehearsal] (Porter)  0:36
21 My Heart Belongs to Daddy [Take 2 - Master] (Porter)  3:18
22 I've Got You Under My Skin (Porter)  3:38
23 Love for Sale [Take 1 - False start] (Porter)  0:17
24 Love for Sale [Take 2 - Alt. take] (Porter)  5:47
25 Love for Sale [Take 3 - inc.] (Porter)  1:03
26 Love for Sale [Take 4 - Alt. take] (Porter)  5:32
27 Love for Sale [Take 5 - Master] (Porter)  5:35
28 I Love Paris [Take 2 - Alt. take] (Porter)  5:07
29 I Love Paris [Take 3 - Master] (Porter)  5:07


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Personnel
Featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Irving Ashby, Dizzy Gillespie, Shelly Manne, John Lewis, Hal McKusick, Buddy Rich, Luis Miranda, Ben Webster, John LaPorta, Ken Kersey, Fred Skerritt, Hank Jones, Lou Stein, Roy Haynes, Murray Williams, Arnold Ross, Johnny Hodges, Walter Bishop, Jr., Benny Carter, Flip Phillips, Pete Mondello, Max Roach, Danny Bank, Stanley Webb, Al Porcino, Manny Albam, Al Stewart, Paquito Davilla, Howard McGhee, Kenny Dorham, Al Killian, Miles Davis, Red Rodney, Roy Eldridge, Benny Harris , Bernie Privin, Buck Clayton, Lee Young, Charlie Shavers, Lou McGarity, Bill Harris, Tony Aless, Al Haig, Barney Kessel, Oscar Peterson, Stan Freeman, Mel Powell, Joe Lipman, Don Lamond, J. C. Heard, Kenny Clarke, Coleman Hawkins, Freddie Green, Harry "Sweets" Edison , Rafael Miranda, Chano Pozo, Jose Mangual, Machito, Gil Evans, Thelonious Monk, Buddy Rich, Lester Young, etc.

Recorded between January 28, 1946 & December 10, 1954

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50 comments:

L.O.L. said...

Wow. LoOl

аффтор said...

fantastic.
as always.
thanks a lot!

regards,
a

Anonymous said...

IM-PRE-SIO-NAN-TE!!!! ALL MY WEEKEND DEDICATED TO CHARLIE PARKER... ¡THANKS, MEL!

Pippo said...

Bird lives ! and you're doin' it big time Mel,
A huge thank you.

greenishthing said...

RIEN QUE DU BONHEUR!!!!!!! a thousand thanks, I'm also going to spend the week-end with Yardbird thanks to you!


JAPT..... more more!!!

birin said...

MONUMENTAL!!!
Infinitas gracias Melanchthon

Anonymous said...

I'm having a nice week-end with rain and Charlie Parker.
Thank You for share this huge collection.



George

Moacir said...

FANTASTIC COLLECTION. PASSWORD?

gilhodges said...

Magnificent!

deGallo said...

Wow!! Wonderful. This will take me a few days with my slow connection. Thank you very much mel.

Blue Eyes said...

*FAINTED*...PRODIGIOUS POST! Merci beaucoup Melanchthon for this box set devoted to this musical genius of the twentieth century!

lucky5 said...

F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!
Much Appreciated!

ita diegues said...

Gracias.

Eric said...

Thank you once again for your dedication and generosity.

PlantDoctor53 said...

This is wonderful! Thank you Mel.

Fesapo said...

An amazing share! Merci beaucoup, Mel!

jazzjose said...

Gracias

jazzcat1228 said...

As always, thank you for another great share Mel.

CrunchyFrog said...

I'm blown away, this is a wonderful share. many thanks mel!!

Kneigh said...

Many, many thanx for all the work that went into this, Mel!! Simply an awesome share, sir!!

wouter said...

thank you very much for the music AND for the enormous effort, Mel! :-)

happy said...

Thank you, this is an amazing post. In the booklet the box is dated 2005, is this a new remaster?

motown_jazz said...

Great post. Thank you very much for this treasure!

Orbyt said...

Sensational post, Mel. Mille mercis.

Andrey said...

Awesome. Thank you very much.

Bhowani said...

thanks Mel !

thanks for the artwork ! these LPs covers are wonderful (Ive never seen the "april in paris" before...)
they are not part of the verve box black and white original booklet

Bhowani said...

Well ... I must correct the above lines : there is no difference except the front cover and there are no repros of original LPs covers in it ....Mel has done this wonderful and precise presentation (as usual with him !) by his own !

duck said...

Damn it Mel , this is just too good.
It truly is appreciated. please keep up the good work.

AmyBRAINS said...

Only one word : FANTASTIC!!!!
Many thanks.

estravagario said...

What a work! Melanchthon, have no words!. Thank you very much!!!

Terry said...

Thanks Mel for reposting this classic. I jumped in to get the alternate takes of Swedish Schnapps.

Kovina Kris said...

In process of getting this mammoth hunk o' greatness. Thank you!

mybonnie77 said...

Thanks Mel, amazing box!!!!!!

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel..much appreciated.

Mike said...

Wonderful presentation, thanks so much!

Markus Rose said...

The MOTHERLODE!!!

Mucho thanks...

rowland said...

Thanks very much.
A truly iconic post.

d6798bc4-0807-11e5-a522-87032d6dfa96 said...

Any chance for a repost or re-upload of this?

Anonymous said...

the uptobox links are still ok

Melanchthon said...

Artwork
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Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
Awesome post!!
Thank you very very much
Pedro

Isidoro Macarena said...

Espectacular querido Mel. Usted es una de mis constantes de los ultimos años. Su generosidad o su locura, es sencillamente asombrosa. Muchísimas gracias. Para los aficionados al jazz y a las grabaciones de esta música ¿hay un antes y un después de Usted, señor?

DEEP said...

CLASP!!

rev.b said...

Essential isn't too strong a term to describe this one. Talk about a cornerstone! Thank you Mell for sharing this massive set.

cvllos said...

Well, I finished right now and I'm astonished: there are 28 links and I reached the whole pack in less than 3 hours without that eternal wait which common servers demand to non subscribers (a very known one, specialized in books requires 3 hours between downloads). Melanchthon, this testimony intends to show the way you feel how your reader manage his search to your precious posts. How you choose the proper server. Besides that, the extrordinary quality of your posts, like this one, as so many others. And I feel sorry not to appreciate the classics to enjoy your offers. I don't even have the feeling to guess: "well, this one worths; I'll take the chance!". Thank you, Melanchthon, too much, have a nice weekend with peaceful hours to inspire you on another posts!

DEEP said...

CLASP!!

brian said...

mama mia fantastico!

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I just discovered this blog and love the selection!

Can anyone give me a little advice on how to extract/join these files on a Mac? I am having trouble.

Thanks!!

bventure said...

So that's what 'definitive' means! Fantastic post!

Todd Earl Winkels Van Buskirk said...

Amazing, AMAZING. Thank YOU!