Charlie Parker / Dizzy Gillespie ‎– Bird And Diz

Label:
Verve Records ‎– 314 521 436-2
Series:
Verve Master Edition – 314 521 436-2
Format:
CD, Album, Remastered
Country:
Released:
Genre:
Style:
Bop

Tracklist

1 Bloomdido 3:25
2 My Melancholy Baby 3:24
3 Relaxin' With Lee 2:47
4 Leap Frog 2:47
5 An Oscar For Treadwell 2:29
6 Mohawk 3:23
7 My Melancholy Baby 3:17
8 Relaxin' With Lee 3:56
9 Leap Frog 2:34
10 Leap Frog 2:02
11 Leap Frog 2:06
12 An Oscar For Treadwell 3:21
13 Mohawk 3:48
14 Relaxin' With Lee 0:17
15 Relaxin' With Lee 1:08
16 Relaxin' With Lee 0:04
17 Relaxin' With Lee 0:24
18 Leap Frog 0:26
19 Leap Frog 0:14
20 Leap Frog 0:40
21 Leap Frog 0:18
22 Leap Frog 0:20
23 Leap Frog 0:13
24 Leap Frog 0:41

Credits

Notes

Reissue with all takes from the session. Originally released in 1950.
Recorded June 6, 1950 in New York City.
Tracks 1 to 6 appear here in original 10"-LP sequence.
Tracks 7 to 13 are complete takes.
Tracks 14, 15, 17 to 24 are breakdown takes.
Track 16 is a false start.
The tracks "Passport" and "Visa" included on the "Bird And Diz" 10"-LP, have been omitted from this issue because they were not recorded during the "Bird And Diz" session.

Packaged in a tri-fold Digipak.

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  • Barcode (Text): 7 31452 14362 4

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markjazz

markjazz

February 7, 2009
I love Verve Master Reissues. The digipak looks very nice and the insert gives some great info. There's also usually extra takes and bonus tracks, which this release has as a tone of. It includes 7 false starts of the track Leap Frog alone! I think I'd still rather have the original vinyl, as always, but this reissue is nice. Bird and Diz work together so well to create some great Bop'n jazz and a prime example is the battle the two seem to have on some of these tracks, like Leap Frog. This album has a good pace to it too and most of the tracks are upbeat too. This album as an all-star cast too. Thelonious Monk on piano and Buddy Rich on drums, wow! A great listen and a good start for someone looking for a good classic Verve album.