Charlie Parker- The Genius of Charlie Parker-Savoy MG-12014
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Charlie Parker was born in Kansas City, August 29, 1920. He played baritone saxophone in his school band and accumulated his experience with the orchestra’s of Lawrence Keves and Hartlan Leonard. In 1937 he joined Jay McShann with whom he came to New York in 1941. “BIRD” left McShann to work with Kenny Clark and Thelonius Monk at Minton’s and and Clark’s Uptown House. He b!ew with Noble Sissle for about a year and then he joined the Earl Hine’s Orchestra which featured Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Harris and Billy Eckstine. In 1944 he joined the fine Billy Eckstine Band and at this time, he cut his first session which, we are proud to say, is on Savoy records.
One of the greatest chapters in jazz came to a close on Sunday, March 12, 1955 when CHARLIE PARKER passed away, stricken with bronchial pneumonia, and a greatest blow to jazz was never delt. We, in jazz, will never forget the ”BIRD” and because we feel that you, the jazz audience, may not have had the opportunity to know the “BIRD” as well as you would have liked to.
All of the compositions are the results of a short period in his life of Charlie Parker, 1944-1948, and they are considered some of the greatest recordings he has ever made. As you lsten to them, you to may feel the same. If you are a jazz musician, this collection is amust and if you are a collector, these sides are sure to become your most prized possessions for a period of one of the greatest transitions in jazz and by its greatest interpreter, CHARLI PARKER.
Condition: Vinyl, Side One & Two, Mint- Looks like maybe played once. Cover- clean and well preserved, solid spine and no seam splits of any kind, Excellent. PayPal please pay 3%. Thanks for looking.