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.
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 - 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}
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© 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.
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}
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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 - Complete Savoy Sessions (1999) {4CD Box Set}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 21, 2018
Charlie Parker - Complete Savoy Sessions (1999) {4CD Box Set}

Charlie Parker - Complete Savoy Sessions (1999) {4CD Box Set}
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Jazz / Big Band / Bop / Swing / Saxophone Jazz
Definitive Records #DRCD11148

This four-CD box set contains all of the recordings Charlie Parker made for the Savoy label and it is overflowing with gems and an almost countless number of alternate takes. Bird was one of the most important jazzmen of all time and nearly every note he recorded (in the studios if not live) is well worth hearing. This box starts off with his sideman date with Tiny Grimes in 1944, contains Parker's famous "Ko Ko" session of 1945 (with a young Miles Davis on trumpet and highlighted by "Now's the Time" and "Billie's Bounce"), and continues through his 1947-1948 quintet sessions with a more mature Miles Davis; either Bud Powell, John Lewis, or Duke Jordan on piano; bassists Tommy Potter, Curly Russell, or Nelson Boyd; and drummer Max Roach. Together they recorded such classics as "Donna Lee," "Chasin' the Bird," "Milestones," and "Parker's Mood." Every scrap that the great altoist cut for Savoy is in this box.
Charlie Parker - The Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (1988) {Savoy, 3CD, ZDS 5500-1~3, Rare Early Press rec 1944-1948}

Charlie Parker - The Complete Savoy Studio Sessions (1988) {Savoy, 3CD, ZDS 5500-1~3, Rare Early Press rec 1944-1948}
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© 1944-48, 1988 Savoy Jazz / SJ Records | ZDS 5500-1~3 | Rare
Jazz / Bop / Alto Saxophone

This three-CD box set contains all of the recordings Charlie Parker made for the Savoy label and it is overflowing with gems and an almost countless number of alternate takes. Bird was one of the most important jazzmen of all time and nearly every note he recorded (in the studios if not live) is well worth hearing. This box starts off with his sideman date with Tiny Grimes in 1944, contains Parker's famous "Ko Ko" session of 1945 (with a young Miles Davis on trumpet and highlighted by "Now's the Time" and "Billie's Bounce"), and continues through his 1947-1948 quintet sessions with a more mature Miles Davis; either Bud Powell, John Lewis, or Duke Jordan on piano; bassists Tommy Potter, Curly Russell, or Nelson Boyd; and drummer Max Roach. Together they recorded such classics as "Donna Lee," "Chasin' the Bird," "Milestones," and "Parker's Mood." Every scrap that the great altoist cut for Savoy is in this box.
Charlie Parker - 3 Essential Albums [Recorded 1947-1952, 3CD Box Set] (2017)

Charlie Parker - 3 Essential Albums [Recorded 1947-1952, 3CD Box Set] (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 662 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 461 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Latin Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music/Verve (0600753764909)

Jam Session [Recorded 1952]. Jam Session was compiled from a 1952 jam session which brought together three of history's greatest alto saxophonists; Parker, Johnny Hodges and Benny Carter, as well as Ben Webster and Flip Phillips on tenor sax. Orchestrated by Norman Granz to come as close to an authentic jam session as possible, this is the first of the Jazz at the Philharmonic series. The album includes an original blues tune ("Jam Blues"), a medley of ballads selected by each musician, and a mellow blues tune called "Funky Blues." The standard "What is This Thing Called Love," stands out particularly for its follow-the-leader style ending, with each musician trading fours. Interestingly, the meeting of these three greats, with their widely varying styles, results not in spectacular and fiercely competitive playing, but rather in a slight muting and sense of reserve from all three…
Charlie Parker - April In Paris - Charlie Parker With Strings - The Genius Of Charlie Parker #2 (1957/2016) [24/192]

Charlie Parker - April In Paris - Charlie Parker With Strings - The Genius Of Charlie Parker #2 (1957/2016) [24/192]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 38:52 minutes | 950 MB
Jazz | Studio Master, Official Digital Download

"… Parker's jazz-classical fusion became a formula used repeatedly by jazz musicians to express a more relaxed, pop side and extend the music's reach …"