Charlie Parker Swedish Schnapps

Charlie Parker - Swedish Schnapps + The Great Quintet Sessions 1949-51 (1958) [Reissue 1991]

Charlie Parker - Swedish Schnapps + The Great Quintet Sessions 1949-51 (1958) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 205 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers - 130 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (849 393-2)

Musicians like to observe that for all his notoriety as the wellspring of bebop, Charlie "Bird" Parker's music was loaded with the blues. Swedish Schnapps is as good a place as any to make that connection with Parker's music, including as it does two of his most enduring bop heads based on the blues, "Au Privave" and "Blues For Alice." While you wouldn't mistake either composition for a Muddy Waters tune, both relate Bird's off-kilter accents and serpentine melodicism at walking tempos that let you hear what's actually going by, instead of leaving you astonished but bemused. To really drive the point home, there's "K.C. Blues," which finds the altoist at his hollerin' best, and "Lover Man," certainly one of the bluesiest 32-bar standards around.
Charlie Parker and His Orchestra - Swedish Schnapps (1951) {2014 Japan Universal 100 Series UCCU-99111}

Charlie Parker and His Orchestra - Swedish Schnapps (1951) {2014 Japan Universal 100 Series UCCU-99111}
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© 1951, 2014 Verve Records / Universal Japan | UCCU-99111 | Mono
Jazz / Bebop / Bop / Saxophone

Musicians like to observe that for all his notoriety as the wellspring of bebop, Charlie "Bird" Parker's music was loaded with the blues. SWEDISH SCHNAPPS is as good a place as any to make that connection with Parker's music, including as it does two of his most enduring bop heads based on the blues, "Au Privave" and "Blues For Alice." While you wouldn't mistake either composition for a Muddy Waters tune, both relate Bird's off-kilter accents and serpentine melodicism at walking tempos that let you hear what's actually going by, instead of leaving you astonished but bemused. To really drive the point home, there's "K.C. Blues," which finds the altoist at his hollerin' best, and "Lover Man," certainly one of the bluesiest 32-bar standards around.
Charlie Parker - Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve (1946-1954) {2005 10CD Box Set Verve-Universal 983 3382}

Charlie Parker - Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve (1946-1954) {2005 10CD Box Set Verve-Universal 983 3382}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks) +CUE+LOG -> 2.71 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.79 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 716 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1949-54, 2005 Verve / Universal Music Italia Srl | 983 3382
Jazz / Bop / Small Group / Big Band / Saxophone

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.
VA - World's Greatest Jazz Collection - The Encyclopedia of Jazz [Box Set 500CDs] (2008)

VA - World's Greatest Jazz Collection - The Encyclopedia of Jazz [Box Set 500CDs] (2008)
MP3 CBR 256 kbps | 500 Cds. | 60 GB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Membran
Charlie Parker - The Complete Verve Master Takes [Recorded 1947-1954, 3CD Box Set] (2003)

Charlie Parker - The Complete Verve Master Takes [Recorded 1947-1954, 3CD Box Set] (2003)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 856 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0044006559728)

Not considering the 24 "with strings" performances, there are 50 other master takes here produced by Norman Granz, ranging from a 1947 Carnegie Hall date to Parker's last in 1954. Many of the cuts here come from 1950-1952. Half of the 1949 sessions are string dates; the rest come from sessions with Kenny Dorham, Tommy Turk, Al Haig, Tommy Potter, and Carlos Vidal. The most rewarding performances here are a reunion of sorts with Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, along with Curly Russell and Buddy Rich, from April 1950. These tracks are nearly seminal versions of "Mohawk," "Leapfrog," and "Relaxin' with Lee," along with fine reads of "Bloomdido," "An Oscar for Treadwell," and "My Melancholy Baby"…
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 Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 15 - Miles Davis + Lester Young (2012 CP Records 233193/15 rec 1946-47}

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 15 - Miles Davis + Lester Young (2012 CP Records 233193/15 rec 1946-47}
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© 1946-47, 2012 Charlie Parker Records / Membran Media / Documents | 233193 / 15
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Trumpet / Saxophone

Exhaustive 30 CD collection from the Jazz legend's short-lived label. Contains 44 original albums (421 tracks) plus booklet. Every record-collector has run across an album with the little sax-playing bird in it's label-logo, right next to the brand name Charlie Parker Records or CP Parker Records. Turning the sleeve over, especially if it was one of the non-Parker releases, and seeing a '60s release date under the header Stereo-pact! Was as exciting an experience as it was confusing. Was the claim Bird Lives meant more literally than previously thought?
Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 23 - Charlie Parker - Birdology (2012 CP Records 233193/23 rec 1949}

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 23 - Charlie Parker - Birdology (2012 CP Records 233193/23 rec 1949}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 159 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 128 Mb
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© 1949, 2012 Charlie Parker Records / Membran Media / Documents | 233193 / 23
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Exhaustive 30 CD collection from the Jazz legend's short-lived label. Contains 44 original albums (421 tracks) plus booklet. Every record-collector has run across an album with the little sax-playing bird in it's label-logo, right next to the brand name Charlie Parker Records or CP Parker Records. Turning the sleeve over, especially if it was one of the non-Parker releases, and seeing a '60s release date under the header Stereo-pact! Was as exciting an experience as it was confusing. Was the claim Bird Lives meant more literally than previously thought?
Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 24 - Charlie Parker - Fragments (2012 CP Records 233193/24 rec 1949-1952}

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 24 - Charlie Parker - Fragments (2012 CP Records 233193/24 rec 1949-1952}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 136 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
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© 1949-52, 2012 Charlie Parker Records / Membran Media / Documents | 233193 / 24
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Exhaustive 30 CD collection from the Jazz legend's short-lived label. Contains 44 original albums (421 tracks) plus booklet. Every record-collector has run across an album with the little sax-playing bird in it's label-logo, right next to the brand name Charlie Parker Records or CP Parker Records. Turning the sleeve over, especially if it was one of the non-Parker releases, and seeing a '60s release date under the header Stereo-pact! Was as exciting an experience as it was confusing. Was the claim Bird Lives meant more literally than previously thought?

Charlie Parker - Retrospective 1940-1953 (2005) {3CDs Set Saga}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 18, 2019
Charlie Parker - Retrospective 1940-1953 (2005) {3CDs Set Saga}

Charlie Parker - Retrospective 1940-1953 (2005) {3CDs Set Saga}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 724 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 599 Mb
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© 1940-53, 2005 Saga Jazz | 982 765-6
Jazz / Bebop / Classic Big Band / Swing / Bop / Saxopohone

Excellent French three CD compilation from the Jazz legend. This is a set that any self-respecting Jazz fans will want to own. They may already have all of these recordings on other releases, but never have they been put together before in such luxurious packaging. Of all the Parker sets on the market, this is definitely one to be put at the top of the list. Disc One features 24 tracks spanning the years 1940-47. Disc Two also features 24 tracks that cover the 1947-51 time period. Disc Three contains an additional 14 tracks that were recorded between the years 1947 and 1953. Includes tracks recorded for the Decca, Savoy, Dial, Comet, Musicraft and Guild labels. Also included in this package is a beautifully illustrated 80 page plus booklet with tons of archival photos. 62 tracks total. Saga Jazz.