Charlie Parker ‎– Charlie Parker With Strings: The Master Takes

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1 Just Friends
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerArranged By, Conductor – Jimmy CarrollBass – Ray BrownCello – Frank Miller (3)Drums – Buddy RichHarp – Myor RosenOboe, English Horn [Possibly] – Mitch MillerPiano – Stan FreemanViola – Frank BrieffViolin – Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milt LomaskWritten-By – John Klenner, Sam Lewis
3:30
2 Everything Happens To Me
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerArranged By, Conductor – Jimmy CarrollBass – Ray BrownCello – Frank Miller (3)Drums – Buddy RichHarp – Myor RosenOboe, English Horn [Possibly] – Mitch MillerPiano – Stan FreemanViola – Frank BrieffViolin – Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milt LomaskWritten-By – Matt Dennis, Thomas Adair*
3:15
3 April In Paris
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerArranged By, Conductor – Jimmy CarrollBass – Ray BrownCello – Frank Miller (3)Drums – Buddy RichHarp – Myor RosenOboe, English Horn [Possibly] – Mitch MillerPiano – Stan FreemanViola – Frank BrieffViolin – Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milt LomaskWritten-By – E.Y. Harburg, Vernon Duke
3:06
4 Summertime
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerArranged By, Conductor – Jimmy CarrollBass – Ray BrownCello – Frank Miller (3)Drums – Buddy RichHarp – Myor RosenOboe, English Horn [Possibly] – Mitch MillerPiano – Stan FreemanViola – Frank BrieffViolin – Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milt LomaskWritten-By – DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin
2:46
5 I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerArranged By, Conductor – Jimmy CarrollBass – Ray BrownCello – Frank Miller (3)Drums – Buddy RichHarp – Myor RosenOboe, English Horn [Possibly] – Mitch MillerPiano – Stan FreemanViola – Frank BrieffViolin – Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milt LomaskWritten-By – Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart*
3:12
6 If I Should Lose You
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerArranged By, Conductor – Jimmy CarrollBass – Ray BrownCello – Frank Miller (3)Drums – Buddy RichHarp – Myor RosenOboe, English Horn [Possibly] – Mitch MillerPiano – Stan FreemanViola – Frank BrieffViolin – Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milt LomaskWritten-By – Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger
2:46
7 Dancing In The Dark
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerArranged By, Conductor – Joe LipmanBass – Ray BrownCello – Maurice BrownDrums – Buddy RichFrench Horn – Joseph SingerHarp – Verley Mills*Oboe – Eddie Brown*Piano – Bernie LeightonViola – Isadore ZirViolin – Harry Melnikoff, Howard Kay*, Sam Rand, Zelly SmirnoffViolin, Concertmaster – Sam CaplanWritten-By – Arthur Schwarz-Howard Dietz*Xylophone, Bells [Tubular] – Unknown Artist
3:10
8 Out Of Nowhere
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerArranged By, Conductor – Joe LipmanBass – Ray BrownCello – Maurice BrownDrums – Buddy RichFrench Horn – Joseph SingerHarp – Verley Mills*Oboe – Eddie Brown*Piano – Bernie LeightonViola – Isadore ZirViolin – Harry Melnikoff, Howard Kay*, Sam Rand, Zelly SmirnoffViolin, Concertmaster – Sam CaplanWritten-By – Edward Heyman, John Green*
3:06
9 Laura
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerArranged By, Conductor – Joe LipmanBass – Ray BrownCello – Maurice BrownDrums – Buddy RichFrench Horn – Joseph SingerHarp – Verley Mills*Oboe – Eddie Brown*Piano – Bernie LeightonViola – Isadore ZirViolin – Harry Melnikoff, Howard Kay*, Sam Rand, Zelly SmirnoffViolin, Concertmaster – Sam CaplanWritten-By – David Raksin, Johnny Mercer
2:57
10 East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerArranged By, Conductor – Joe LipmanBass – Ray BrownCello – Maurice BrownDrums – Buddy RichFrench Horn – Joseph SingerHarp – Verley Mills*Oboe – Eddie Brown*Piano – Bernie LeightonViola – Isadore ZirViolin – Harry Melnikoff, Howard Kay*, Sam Rand, Zelly SmirnoffViolin, Concertmaster – Sam CaplanWritten-By – Brooks Bowman
3:37
11 They Can't Take That Away From Me
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerArranged By, Conductor – Joe LipmanBass – Ray BrownCello – Maurice BrownDrums – Buddy RichFrench Horn – Joseph SingerHarp – Verley Mills*Oboe – Eddie Brown*Piano – Bernie LeightonViola – Isadore ZirViolin – Harry Melnikoff, Howard Kay*, Sam Rand, Zelly SmirnoffViolin, Concertmaster – Sam CaplanWritten-By – George Gershwin-Ira Gershwin*
3:17
12 Easy To Love
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerArranged By, Conductor – Joe LipmanBass – Ray BrownCello – Maurice BrownDrums – Buddy RichFrench Horn – Joseph SingerHarp – Verley Mills*Oboe – Eddie Brown*Piano – Bernie LeightonViola – Isadore ZirViolin – Harry Melnikoff, Howard Kay*, Sam Rand, Zelly SmirnoffViolin, Concertmaster – Sam CaplanWritten-By – Cole Porter
3:29
13 I'm In The Mood For Love
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerArranged By, Conductor – Joe LipmanBass – Ray BrownCello – Maurice BrownDrums – Buddy RichFrench Horn – Joseph SingerHarp – Verley Mills*Oboe – Eddie Brown*Piano – Bernie LeightonViola – Isadore ZirViolin – Harry Melnikoff, Howard Kay*, Sam Rand, Zelly SmirnoffViolin, Concertmaster – Sam CaplanWritten-By – Jimmy McHugh-Dorothy Fields*
3:33
14 I'll Remember April
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerArranged By, Conductor – Joe LipmanBass – Ray BrownCello – Maurice BrownDrums – Buddy RichFrench Horn – Joseph SingerHarp – Verley Mills*Oboe – Eddie Brown*Piano – Bernie LeightonViola – Isadore ZirViolin – Harry Melnikoff, Howard Kay*, Sam Rand, Zelly SmirnoffViolin, Concertmaster – Sam CaplanWritten-By – Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Pat Johnston*
3:02
15 What Is This Thing Called Love?
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerBass – Tommy PotterCello – Unknown ArtistDrums – Roy HaynesHarp – Wallace McManusOboe – Tommy MacePiano – Al HaigViola – Dave UchitelViolin – Sam Caplan, Stan Karpenia, Ted BlumeWritten-By – Cole Porter
2:55
16 April In Paris
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerBass – Tommy PotterCello – Unknown ArtistDrums – Roy HaynesHarp – Wallace McManusOboe – Tommy MacePiano – Al HaigViola – Dave UchitelViolin – Sam Caplan, Stan Karpenia, Ted Blume
3:13
17 Repetition
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerBass – Tommy PotterCello – Unknown ArtistDrums – Roy HaynesHarp – Wallace McManusOboe – Tommy MacePiano – Al HaigViola – Dave UchitelViolin – Sam Caplan, Stan Karpenia, Ted BlumeWritten-By – Neal Hefti
2:48
18 Easy To Love
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerBass – Tommy PotterCello – Unknown ArtistDrums – Roy HaynesHarp – Wallace McManusOboe – Tommy MacePiano – Al HaigViola – Dave UchitelViolin – Sam Caplan, Stan Karpenia, Ted Blume
2:25
19 Rocker
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerBass – Tommy PotterCello – Unknown ArtistDrums – Roy HaynesHarp – Wallace McManusOboe – Tommy MacePiano – Al HaigViola – Dave UchitelViolin – Sam Caplan, Stan Karpenia, Ted BlumeWritten-By – Gerry Mulligan
3:00
20 Temptation
Alto Saxophone – Charlie Parker, Murray Williams, Toots MondelloArranged By, Conductor – Joe LipmanBaritone Saxophone – Stan Webb*Bass – Bob HaggartCello [2] – Unknown ArtistDrums – Don LamondGuitar – Art RyersonHarp – Verley Mills*Piano – Lou SteinTenor Saxophone – Hank RossTrombone – Bill Harris, Will BradleyTrumpet – Al Porcino, Bernie Privin, Chris Griffin (3)Viola [2] – Unknown ArtistViolin [5] – Unknown ArtistViolin [Possibly] – Jack Zayde, Sylvan ShulmanViolin, Concertmaster [Probably] – Sam CaplanWoodwind – Artie Drelinger*, Unknown ArtistWritten-By – Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown
3:31
21 Lover
Alto Saxophone – Charlie Parker, Murray Williams, Toots MondelloArranged By, Conductor – Joe LipmanBaritone Saxophone – Stan Webb*Bass – Bob HaggartCello [2] – Unknown ArtistDrums – Don LamondGuitar – Art RyersonHarp – Verley Mills*Piano – Lou SteinTenor Saxophone – Hank RossTrombone – Bill Harris, Will BradleyTrumpet – Al Porcino, Bernie Privin, Chris Griffin (3)Viola [2] – Unknown ArtistViolin [5] – Unknown ArtistViolin [Possibly] – Jack Zayde, Sylvan ShulmanViolin, Concertmaster [Probably] – Sam CaplanWoodwind – Artie Drelinger*, Unknown ArtistWritten-By – Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart*
3:06
22 Autumn In New York
Alto Saxophone – Charlie Parker, Murray Williams, Toots MondelloArranged By, Conductor – Joe LipmanBaritone Saxophone – Stan Webb*Bass – Bob HaggartCello [2] – Unknown ArtistDrums – Don LamondGuitar – Art RyersonHarp – Verley Mills*Piano – Lou SteinTenor Saxophone – Hank RossTrombone – Bill Harris, Will BradleyTrumpet – Al Porcino, Bernie Privin, Chris Griffin (3)Viola [2] – Unknown ArtistViolin [5] – Unknown ArtistViolin [Possibly] – Jack Zayde, Sylvan ShulmanViolin, Concertmaster [Probably] – Sam CaplanWoodwind – Artie Drelinger*, Unknown ArtistWritten-By – Vernon Duke
3:29
23 Stella By Starlight
Alto Saxophone – Charlie Parker, Murray Williams, Toots MondelloArranged By, Conductor – Joe LipmanBaritone Saxophone – Stan Webb*Bass – Bob HaggartCello [2] – Unknown ArtistDrums – Don LamondGuitar – Art RyersonHarp – Verley Mills*Piano – Lou SteinTenor Saxophone – Hank RossTrombone – Bill Harris, Will BradleyTrumpet – Al Porcino, Bernie Privin, Chris Griffin (3)Viola [2] – Unknown ArtistViolin [5] – Unknown ArtistViolin [Possibly] – Jack Zayde, Sylvan ShulmanViolin, Concertmaster [Probably] – Sam CaplanWoodwind – Artie Drelinger*, Unknown ArtistWritten-By – Ned Washington, Victor Young
2:56
24 Repetition
Alto Saxophone – Charlie Parker, Murray Williams, Sonny SaladBaritone Saxophone – Manny AlbamBass – Curly RussellBass Trombone – Bart VarsalonaCello – Joe BenaventiClarinet – John LaPorta*Drums – Shelly ManneFrench Horn – Vinnie Jacobs*Percussion – Diego IborraPiano – Tony AlessTenor Saxophone – Flip Phillips, Pete MondelloTrombone – Bill HarrisTrumpet – Al Porcino, Doug Mettome, Ray WetzelViola – Fred Ruzilla, Nat NathansonViolin – Harry Katzman, Manny Fiddler*, Sam Caplan, Sid Harris, Zelly SmirnoffViolin, Concertmaster – Gene OrloffWritten-By, Arranged By, Conductor – Neal Hefti
2:57

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Tracks 1-6: Recorded November 30, 1949 at Mercury Recording, New York City

Original 10"-LP issue: Charlie Parker With Strings - Charlie Parker With Strings Mercury MG 35010

Tracks 7-14: Recorded late summer 1950 in New York City

Original 10"-LP issue: Charlie Parker With Strings Mercury MG C 509

Tracks 15-19: Recorded September 17, 1950 at Carnegie Hall, New York City

Original LP issue: Jazz Concert Mercury MGJC-1

Tracks 20-23: Recorded January 22 or 23, 1952 at Reeves Sound Studio, New York City

Original EP issue: Charlie Parker With Strings - Charlie Parker With Strings Clef EP-505

Track 24: Recorded December 1947 at Carnegie Hall, New York City

Original 78-rpm folio issue: Various - The Jazz Scene Mercury

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  • Barcode: 602517036901
  • Label Code: LC 00383

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