Charlie Parker ‎– Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve

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Verve Records ‎– 837 141-2
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Jazz At The Philharmonic - Monday January 28, 1946 - Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles
1-1 Charlie Parker Sweet Georgia Brown
Piano – Mel PowellTrumpet – Dizzy Gillespie
9:32
1-2 Charlie Parker Blues For Norman
Piano – Arnold RossTrumpet – Howard McGhee
8:37
1-3 Charlie Parker I Can't Get Started
Piano – Arnold RossTrumpet – Howard McGhee
9:15
1-4 Charlie Parker Oh, Lady Be Good
Piano – Arnold RossTrumpet – Howard McGhee
11:05
1-5 Charlie Parker After You've Gone
Piano – Arnold RossTrumpet – Howard McGhee
7:33
Jazz At The Philharmonic
Monday April 22, 1946 - Embassy Auditorium, Los Angeles
1-6 Charlie Parker I Got Rhythm 12:54
1-7 Charlie Parker Introductions By
Voice [Introductions By] – Norman Granz
2:16
1-8 Charlie Parker JATP Blues 10:56
Jazz Scene
December 1947 - Recording Session At Carnegie Hall, New York City
2-1 The Charlie Parker Quartet The Bird 4:44
2-2 Charlie Parker With Neal Hefti Orchestra* Repetition
Alto Saxophone – John LaPorta, Murray Williams, Sonny SaladBass – Curly RussellBass Saxophone – Manny AlbamCello – Joe BenaventiConductor, Arranged By – Neal HeftiDrums – Shelly ManneFrench Horn – Vinnie JacobsOrchestra – Neal Hefti Orchestra*Percussion – Diego IborraPiano – Tony AlessTenor Saxophone – Flip Phillips, Pete MondelloTrombone – Bart Varsalona, Bill HarrisTrumpet – Al Porcino, Doug Mettome, Ray WetzelViola – Fred Ruzilla, Nat Nathanson, Sam CaplanViolin – Harry Katzman, Manny Fidler, Sid Harris, Zelly SmirnoffViolin, Concertmaster – Gene Orloff
2:57
Monday December 20, 1948 - Recording Studio, New York City
2-3 Charlie Parker And Machito And His Orchestra No Noise - Parts I & II
Soloist – Charlie ParkerTenor Saxophone, Soloist [On Part I] – Flip Phillips
5:53
2-4 Charlie Parker And Machito And His Orchestra No Noise - Part II (Complete Take) 2:55
2-5 Charlie Parker And Machito And His Orchestra Mango Mangue 2:53
January 1949 - Recording Studio, New York City
2-6 Charlie Parker And Machito And His Orchestra Okiedoke
Soloist – Charlie Parker
3:02
Circa March 1949 - A Midtown Studio, New York City
2-7 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra Cardboard 3:08
2-8 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra Visa 2:58
Thursday May 5, 1949 - Recording Studio, New York City
2-9 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra Segment - Tune X 3:19
2-10 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra Diverse - Tune X Alternate 3:16
2-11 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra Passport - Tune Y (Rare) 2:54
2-12 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra Passport - Tune Z (Common) 2:59
Jazz At The Philharmonic
Late Saturday Night (Midnight Start) Sunday September 18, 1949 - Carnegie Hall, New York City
3-1 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra The Opener 12:47
3-2 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra Lester Leaps In 12:14
3-3 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra Enbraceable You 10:33
3-4 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra The Closer 10:57
3-5 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra OW
Voice [Introduction By] – Ella Fitzgerald
0:48
3-6 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra Flyin' Home
Vocals – Ella Fitzgerald
5:31
3-7 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra How High The Moon
Vocals – Ella Fitzgerald
6:24
3-8 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra Perdido
Vocals – Ella Fitzgerald
8:34
Wednesday November 30, 1949 - Mercury Studios, New York City
4-1 Charlie Parker With Strings Just Friends 3:30
4-2 Charlie Parker With Strings Everything Happens To Me 3:15
4-3 Charlie Parker With Strings April In Paris 3:06
4-4 Charlie Parker With Strings Summertime 2:46
4-5 Charlie Parker With Strings I Didn't Know What Time It Was 3:12
4-6 Charlie Parker With Strings If I Should Lose You 2:46
Late March - Early April 1950 - Recording Studio, New York City
4-7 Charlie Parker Quartet* Star Eyes 3:28
4-8 Charlie Parker Quartet* Blues (Fast) 2:45
4-9 Charlie Parker Quartet* I'm In The Mood For Love 2:50
Tuesday June 6, 1950 - Recording Studio, New York City
4-10 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Bloomdido 3:24
4-11 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* An Oscar For Treadwell (Take 3 Alternate - Lp) 3:20
4-12 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* An Oscar For Treadwell (Take 4 Master) 3:22
4-13 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Mohawk (Take 3 Alternate - Lp) 3:48
4-14 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Mohawk (Take 6 [Take 4] Master) 3:34
4-15 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* My Melancholy Baby (Take 1) 3:16
4-16 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* My Melancholy Baby - Coda Rehearsal 0:05
4-17 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* My Melancholy Baby (Take 2 Master) 3:23
4-18 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Leap Frog (Take 1 Incomplete) 0:27
4-19 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Leap Frog (Take 2 Incomplete) 0:18
4-20 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Leap Frog (Take 3 Incomplete) 0:40
4-21 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Leap Frog (Take 4 Incomplete) 0:18
4-22 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Leap Frog (Take 5 Complete) 2:33
4-23 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Leap Frog (Take 6 Incomplete) 0:23
4-24 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Leap Frog (Take 7 Incomplete) 0:34
4-25 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Leap Frog (Take 8 [Take 4] Alternate) 2:02
4-26 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Leap Frog (Take 9 Complete) 2:06
4-27 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Leap Frog (Take 10 Incomplete) 0:43
4-28 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Leap Frog (Take 11 [Take 6] Master) 2:29
4-29 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Relaxing With Lee (Take 1 Incomplete) 0:35
4-30 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Relaxing With Lee (Take 2 Incomplete) 1:08
4-31 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Relaxing With Lee (Take 3 False Start) 0:08
4-32 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Relaxing With Lee (Take 4 [Take 2] Alternate - Lp) 3:56
4-33 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Relaxing With Lee (Take 5 Incomplete) 0:25
4-34 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra - Quintet: Bird & Diz* Relaxing With Lee (Take 6 [Take 3] Master) 2:46
Late Summer 1950 - Possibly At Two Different Studios, New York City
5-1 Charlie Parker With Strings Dancing In The Dark
Chimes, Xylophone – Unknown Artist
3:19
5-2 Charlie Parker With Strings Out Of Nowhere 3:06
5-3 Charlie Parker With Strings Laura (Take 1 Complete) 2:57
5-4 Charlie Parker With Strings Laura (Take 2 Master) 2:56
5-5 Charlie Parker With Strings East Of The Sun 3:38
5-6 Charlie Parker With Strings They Can't Take That Away From Me 3:17
5-7 Charlie Parker With Strings Easy To Love 3:29
5-8 Charlie Parker With Strings I'm In The Mood For Love (Take 2 Master) 3:33
5-9 Charlie Parker With Strings I'm In The Mood For Love (Take 3 Alternate) 3:27
5-10 Charlie Parker With Strings I'll Remember April (Take 1 Complete) 3:09
5-11 Charlie Parker With Strings I'll Remember April (Take 2 False Start) 0:10
5-12 Charlie Parker With Strings I'll Remember April (Take 3 [Take 2] Master) 3:02
Live At Carnegie Hall
Late Saturday Night (Midnight Start) Sunday September 17, 1950 -
5-13 Charlie Parker With Strings What Is This Thing Called Love 2:54
5-14 Charlie Parker With Strings April In Paris 3:12
5-15 Charlie Parker With Strings Repetition 2:49
5-16 Charlie Parker With Strings Easy To Love 2:25
5-17 Charlie Parker With Strings Rocker 3:10
Jazz At The Philharmonic
Circa Fall 1950 - Film Short Soundtrack Recordings
5-18 Charlie Parker And Buddy Rich Celebrity 1:34
5-19 Charlie Parker And Coleman Hawkins Ballade
Tenor Saxophone – Coleman Hawkins
2:55
Thursday December 21, 1950 - Recording Studio, New York City
5-20 Machito And His Orchestra Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite 17:11
Wednesday January 17, 1951 - Recording Studio, New York City
6-1 Charlie Parcher And His Orchestra (Quintet)* Au Private (Take 2 Alternate - Lp) 2:38
6-2 Charlie Parcher And His Orchestra (Quintet)* Au Private (Take 3 Master) 2:43
6-3 Charlie Parcher And His Orchestra (Quintet)* She Rote (Take 3 Alternate - Lp) 3:09
6-4 Charlie Parcher And His Orchestra (Quintet)* She Rote (Take 5 Master) 3:06
6-5 Charlie Parcher And His Orchestra (Quintet)* K.C. Blues 3:24
6-6 Charlie Parcher And His Orchestra (Quintet)* Star Eyes 3:34
Monday March 12, 1951 - Recording Studio, New York City
6-7 Charlie Parker's Jazzers (Sextet)* My Little Suede Shoes 3:03
6-8 Charlie Parker's Jazzers (Sextet)* Un Poquito De Tu Amor 2:40
6-9 Charlie Parker's Jazzers (Sextet)* Tico Tico 2:44
6-10 Charlie Parker's Jazzers (Sextet)* Fiesta 2:49
6-11 Charlie Parker's Jazzers (Sextet)* Why Do I Love You? (Take 2 Alternate - Lp) 2:58
6-12 Charlie Parker's Jazzers (Sextet)* Why Do I Love You? (Take 6 Alternate) 2:58
6-13 Charlie Parker's Jazzers (Sextet)* Why Do I Love You? (Take 7 Master) 3:05
Wednesday August 8, 1951 - Possibly RCA 24th Street Studios, New York City
6-14 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Quintet)* Blues For Alice 2:46
6-15 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Quintet)* Si Si 2:38
6-16 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Quintet)* Swedish Schnapps (Take 3 Alternate - Lp) 3:13
6-17 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Quintet)* Swedish Schnapps (Take 4 Master) 3:10
6-18 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Quintet)* Back Home Blues (Take 1 Alternate - Lp) 2:35
6-19 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Quintet)* Back Home Blues (Take 2 Master) 2:46
6-20 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Quintet)* Loverman 3:21
January 22 Or 23, 1952 - Recording Studio At First Avenue & East 44th Street, New York City
7-1 Charlie Parker With Strings (Strings & Big Band)* Temptation 3:31
7-2 Charlie Parker With Strings (Strings & Big Band)* Lover 3:06
7-3 Charlie Parker With Strings (Strings & Big Band)* Autumn In New York 3:29
7-4 Charlie Parker With Strings (Strings & Big Band)* Stella By Starlight 2:56
Wednesday January 23, 1952 - Recording Studio, New York City
7-5 Charlie Parker Quintet (Septet & Sextet)* Mama Inez 2:50
7-6 Charlie Parker Quintet (Septet & Sextet)* La Cucuracha (Take 1 Complete) 3:24
7-7 Charlie Parker Quintet (Septet & Sextet)* La Cucuracha (Take 2 Incomplete) 0:49
7-8 Charlie Parker Quintet (Septet & Sextet)* La Cucuracha (Take 3 False Start) 0:10
7-9 Charlie Parker Quintet (Septet & Sextet)* La Cucuracha (Take 4 [Take 3] Master) 2:43
7-10 Charlie Parker Quintet (Septet & Sextet)* Estrellita (Take 2 Incomplete) 1:57
7-11 Charlie Parker Quintet (Septet & Sextet)* Estrellita (Take 4 Complete) 2:46
7-12 Charlie Parker Quintet (Septet & Sextet)* Estrellita (Take 5 False Start) 0:04
7-13 Charlie Parker Quintet (Septet & Sextet)* Estrellita (Take 6 [Take 5] Master) 2:44
7-14 Charlie Parker Quintet (Septet & Sextet)* Begin The Beguine 3:12
7-15 Charlie Parker Quintet (Septet & Sextet)* La Paloma 2:39
Tuesday March 25, 1952 - Recording Studio At First Avenue And East 44th Street, New York City
7-16 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Big Band)* Night And Day 2:50
7-17 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Big Band)* Almost Like Being In Love 2:33
7-18 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Big Band)* I Can't Get Started 3:08
7-19 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Big Band)* What Is This Thing Called Love 2:36
First Half Of June, 1952 - Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California
Norman Granz Jam Session
8-1 Norman Granz Jam Blues 14:42
8-2 Norman Granz What Is This Thing Called Love 15:51
Ballad Medley
8-3a Norman Granz All The Things You Are
8-3b Norman Granz Dearly Beloved
8-3c Norman Granz The Nearness Of You
8-3d Norman Granz I'll Get By
8-3e Norman Granz Everything Happens To Me
8-3f Norman Granz The Man I Love
8-3g Norman Granz What's New
8-3h Norman Granz Someone To Watch Over
8-3i Norman Granz Isn't It Romantic
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8-4 Norman Granz Funky Blues 13:27
End Of December, 1952 - Recording Studio, New York City
9-1 Charlie Parker Quartet* The Song Is You 2:56
9-2 Charlie Parker Quartet* Laird Baird 2:44
9-3 Charlie Parker Quartet* Kim (Take 2 Alternate - Lp) 2:58
9-4 Charlie Parker Quartet* Kim (Take 4 Master) 2:58
9-5 Charlie Parker Quartet* Cosmic Rays (Take 2 Master) 3:05
9-6 Charlie Parker Quartet* Cosmic Rays (Take 5 Alternate) 3:16
Monday May 25, 1953 - Fulton Recording, New York City
9-7 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* In The Still Of The Night (Take 1 False Start)
Baritone Vocals – Jerry ParkerBass Vocals – Butch BirdsallChorus – Dave Lambert SingersConductor, Arranged By [Instrumental] – Gil EvansTenor Vocals, Arranged By [Choral] – Dave Lambert (3)Vocals – Annie Ross
0:32
9-8 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* In The Still Of The Night (Take 2 Incomplete) 0:53
9-9 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* In The Still Of The Night (Take 3 Complete) 3:46
9-10 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* In The Still Of The Night (Take 4 Complete) 3:21
9-11 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* In The Still Of The Night (Take 5 False Start) 0:45
9-12 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* In The Still Of The Night (Take 6 Complete) 3:26
9-13 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* In The Still Of The Night (Take 7 Master) 3:22
9-14 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* Old Folks (Take 1 Incomplete) 0:26
9-15 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* Old Folks (Take 2 False Start) 0:09
9-16 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* Old Folks (Take 3 Complete) 4:04
9-17 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* Old Folks (Take 4 Incomplete - Bird Continues Playing Into Take 5 False Start) 0:21
9-18 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* Old Folks (Take 6 Complete) 3:28
9-19 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* Old Folks (Take 7 Incomplete) 0:26
9-20 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* Old Folks (Take 8 Complete) 3:39
9-21 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* Old Folks (Take 9 Master) 3:34
9-22 Charlie Parker And His Orchestra (Nonet With Mixed Chorus)* If I Love Again 2:31
Thursday July 30, 1953 - Fulton Recording, New York City
10-1 Charlie Parker Quartet* Chi Chi (Take 1 Alternate - Lp) 3:09
10-2 Charlie Parker Quartet* Chi Chi (Take 2 False Start) 0:27
10-3 Charlie Parker Quartet* Chi Chi (Take 3 Alternate) 2:42
10-4 Charlie Parker Quartet* Chi Chi (Take 4 Complete) 2:37
10-5 Charlie Parker Quartet* Chi Chi (Take 5 False Start) 0:17
10-6 Charlie Parker Quartet* Chi Chi (Take 6 Master) 3:02
10-7 Charlie Parker Quartet* I Remember You 3:03
10-8 Charlie Parker Quartet* Now's The Time 3:01
10-9 Charlie Parker Quartet* Confirmation (Take 1 False Start) 0:14
10-10 Charlie Parker Quartet* Confirmation (Take 2 False Start) 0:09
10-11 Charlie Parker Quartet* Confirmation (Take 3 Master) 2:58
Wednesday March 31, 1954 - Fine Recording, 711 Fifth Avenue, New York City
10-12 Charlie Parker Quintet* I Get A Kick Out Of You (Take 1 Alternate) 4:55
10-13 Charlie Parker Quintet* I Get A Kick Out Of You (Take 2 False Start And Rehearsal) 0:32
10-14 Charlie Parker Quintet* I Get A Kick Out Of You (Take 3 False Start And Rehearsal) 0:16
10-15 Charlie Parker Quintet* I Get A Kick Out Of You (Take 4 Incomplete) 1:05
10-16 Charlie Parker Quintet* I Get A Kick Out Of You (Take 5 False Start) 0:17
10-17 Charlie Parker Quintet* I Get A Kick Out Of You (Take 6 Incomplete) 1:08
10-18 Charlie Parker Quintet* I Get A Kick Out Of You (Take 7 Master) 3:34
10-19 Charlie Parker Quintet* Just One Of Those Things 2:46
10-20 Charlie Parker Quintet* My Heart Belongs To Daddy (Take 1 False Start And Rehearsal) 0:36
10-21 Charlie Parker Quintet* My Heart Belongs To Daddy (Take 2 Master) 3:18
10-22 Charlie Parker Quintet* I've Got You Under My Skin 3:38
Friday December 10, 1954 - Fine Recording, 711 Fifth Avenue, New York City
10-23 Charlie Parker Quintet* Love For Sale (Take 1 False Start) 0:17
10-24 Charlie Parker Quintet* Love For Sale (Take 2 Complete) 5:47
10-25 Charlie Parker Quintet* Love For Sale (Take 3 Incomplete) 1:03
10-26 Charlie Parker Quintet* Love For Sale (Take 4 Alternate) 5:32
10-27 Charlie Parker Quintet* Love For Sale (Take 5 Master) 5:35
10-28 Charlie Parker Quintet* I Love Paris (Take 2 Alternate) 5:07
10-29 Charlie Parker Quintet* I Love Paris (Take 3 Master) 5:07

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Notes

TAKE NUMBERS listed here are true take numbers determined by actual sequence. If an item became known by an incorrect take number, that number will appear in brackets after the true number.
MASTERS were the takes selected during Charlie Parker's lifetime for the original issue.
ALTERNATE are complete performances of the same tunes issued later. Irregular procedures and sloppy bookeeping resulted in a large number of alternate takes being labelled as master during the LP era. These alternates will be noted in the listings as "LP" takes.
INCOMPLETE take which contains some improvisation by Bird.
MASTER and ALTERNATE denotes previously released material.
FALSE START, INCOMPLETE and COMPLETE denotes previously unreleased or recently discovered material.
Tracks 1-7, 2-4, 4-18 to 4-33, 7-6 to 7-12, 9-8 to 9-20, 10-2, 10-5, 10-13 to 10-18, 10-20, and 10-23 to 10-25 are previously unreleased.
Tracks 3-5 to 3-8 and 4-15 to 4-16 were recently discovered at the time of this release.
Thelonius Monk's credit is incorrectly written as Bass instead of Piano on the release.

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  • Barcode (Text): 0 422-837141-2 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 042283714120
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