Charlie Parker Indaga

Charlie Parker - Integrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 7, "Just Friends", 1949-1950 (2014) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1337}

Charlie Parker - Intégrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 7, "Just Friends", 1949-1950 (2014) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1337}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 896 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 543 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 434 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1949-50, 2014 Frémeaux & Associés | FA 1337
Jazz / Bebop / Bop / Saxophone

Charlie Parker did all the things I would like to do and more – he really had a genius, see. He could do things and he could do them melodiously so that anybody, the man in the street, could hear – that’s what I haven’t reached, that’s what I’d like to reach. -John COLTRANE. The aim of 'The Complete Charlie Parker', compiled for Frémeaux & Associés by Alain Tercinet, is to present (as far as possible) every studio-recording by Parker, together with titles featured in radio-broadcasts. Private recordings have been deliberately omitted from this selection to preserve a consistency of sound and aesthetic quality equal to the genius of this artist.
Charlie Parker - Integrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 6, "Passport", 1949 (2013) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1336}

Charlie Parker - Intégrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 6, "Passport", 1949 (2013) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1336}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 900 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 515 Mb
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© 1949, 2013 Frémeaux & Associés | FA 1336
Jazz / Bebop / Bop / Saxophone

You really have to be blind to all the evidence if you refuse to see that Parker’s calibre was at least as prodigious as that of the greatest musicians of earlier generations. -Boris Vian. The aim of 'The Complete Charlie Parker', compiled for Frémeaux & Associés by Alain Tercinet, is to present (as far as possible) every studio-recording by Parker, together with titles featured in radio-broadcasts. Private recordings have been deliberately omitted from this selection to preserve a consistency of sound and aesthetic quality equal to the genius of this artist.
Charlie Parker - Rara Avis (Rare Bird) (1989) [Recorded in 1949-1953]

Charlie Parker - Rara Avis (Rare Bird) (1989) [Recorded in 1949-1953]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Big Band, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Stash | # ST-CD-21 | Time: 01:00:48

This CD released for the first time the soundtrack of two of Charlie Parker's appearances on television. Some of the music and talking is trivial and loose but a few of the performances are quite unique and Bird is heard with a variety of intriguing groups. From 1949 Parker plays a fine version of "Lover" and helps trumpeter Shorty Sherock on "I Can't Get Started" but is drowned out by Sidney Bechet on an uptempo blues. From 1952 Bird gets featured on "Anthropology" and participates in a "Bop vs. Dixieland" blues with trumpeters Max Kaminsky and Miles Davis, trombonists Kai Winding and Will Bradley and clarinetist Joe Marsala; everyone gets to solo. This interesting CD concludes with Bird in fine form in 1954 with a quintet that also includes trumpeter Herb Pomeroy, material not available elsewhere.
Charlie Parker - Integrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 5, "Parker's Mood", 1947-1949 (2012) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1335}

Charlie Parker - Integrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 5, "Parker's Mood", 1947-1949 (2012) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1335}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 909 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 534 Mb
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© 1947-49, 2012 Frémeaux & Associés | FA 1335
Jazz / Be Bop / Bop / Saxophone

Bird was like the sun, giving off the energy we drew from him… In any musical situation, his ideas just bounded out, and his inspired anyone who was around. The aim of 'The Complete Charlie Parker', compiled for Frémeaux & Associés by Alain Tercinet, is to present (as far as possible) every studio-recording by Parker, together with titles featured in radio-broadcasts. Private recordings have been deliberately omitted from this selection to preserve a consistency of sound and aesthetic quality equal to the genius of this artist.
Charlie Parker - The Complete Legendary Rockland Palace Concert (1952) {Jazz Classics Records CD-JZCL-5014 rel 1996}

Charlie Parker - The Complete Legendary Rockland Palace Concert (1952) {Jazz Classics Records CD-JZCL-5014 rel 1996}
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© 1952, 1996 Jazz Classics Records | CD-JZCL-5014
Jazz / Be Bop / Bop / Saxophone

There aren't many live recordings of Bird during his string-section period, which would usually feature his regular quintet as the rhythm section. Aside from the famous Carnegie Hall concert of 1950, much of what exists boasts atrocious sound quality. One of those was Parker's performance at a dance with both his quintet and a string section at New York City's Rockland Palace in 1952. With Walter Bishop on piano, Teddy Kotick on bass, Mundell Lowe on guitar (replacing the trumpet that would normally spell Bird on solos), and Max Roach on drums, the string section works the same charts as the studio versions, but Parker's solos are – as always – inventive and often differ from their better-known incarnations.
Joe Pass - I Remember Charlie Parker (1979) [Reissue 1990] (Repost)

Joe Pass - I Remember Charlie Parker (1979) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 202 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 120 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo/Fantasy (00025218660228)

For this set of unaccompanied solos, guitarist Joe Pass decided to pay tribute to Charlie Parker, not by recording his compositions but by playing ten of the numbers that Bird had recorded with strings during 1949-1950. One really does not miss the strings, for Pass had earlier in the decade developed his technique to the point where he sounded like a self-sufficient orchestra. Among the songs he plays are "Just Friends" (the most successful of the Charlie Parker with Strings recordings), "April in Paris," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "If I Should Lose You," and two versions of "Out of Nowhere." Tasteful and swinging music by one classic musician in homage to another.
Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker - Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945 (2005)

Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker - Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945 (2005)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 172 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Uptown Records (UPCD 27.51)

The historic live Town Hall sessions by Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker from 1945 have been discovered on an acetate pressing, and are transferred with digital enhancement to CD. Why this concert was not issued initially is understandable, but Ira Gitler's informative and insightful liner notes suggest they likely were misplaced. What Gitler's essential writing also reveals is that these dates were approximate by only weeks to the original studio recordings of these classics, and there was no small amount of controversy surrounding this revolutionary bebop. Clearly bop was a vehicle for intricate melodic invention followed by lengthy soloing, aspects of which Parker with Gillespie were perfectly suited for…
Charlie Parker - Integrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 4, "Bird Of Paradise", 1947 (2012) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1334}

Charlie Parker - Intégrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 4, "Bird Of Paradise", 1947 (2012) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1334}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 886 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 491 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 419 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1947, 2012 Frémeaux & Associés | FA 1334
Jazz / Be Bop / Bop / Saxophone

The year 1947 was one of the most creative of Charlie Parker. This box presents in 70 tracks the legacy recorded during the second half of this fruitful year, the first session of Miles Davis under his name for the Savoy label on August 14, 1947 at the session for the label Dial on December 17, always with Miles Davis but this time under the name of Charlie Parker.
Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998) [The Chronological Classics, 1000] Re-Up

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

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 164 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | 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 - Integrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 3, "Lover Man", 1946-1947 (2011) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1333}

Charlie Parker - Intégrale Charlie Parker, Vol. 3, "Lover Man", 1946-1947 (2011) {3CD Set Frémeaux & Associés FA1333}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 600 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 401 Mb
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© 1946-47, 2011 Frémeaux & Associés | FA 1333
Jazz / BeBop / Bop / Saxophone

When Bird left New York he was a king, but out in Los Angeles he was just another broke, weird, drunken nigger playing some strange music. "Los Angeles is a city built on celebrating stars and Bird didn’t look like no star". -Miles Davis. The aim of 'The Complete Charlie Parker', compiled for Frémeaux & Associés by Alain Tercinet, is to present (as far as possible) every studio-recording by Parker, together with titles featured in radio-broadcasts. Private recordings have been deliberately omitted from this selection to preserve a consistency of sound and aesthetic quality equal to the genius of this artist.