Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker

Real Name:
Charles Christopher Parker Jr.
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American jazz saxophonist and composer.

Born: 29 Aug 1920 in Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
Died: 12 March 1955 in New York City, New York, USA (aged 34).

Best known as simply 'Bird' (a shortening of 'Yardbird', Parker acquired the nickname early in his career with many contradictory stories regarding the name's origin). Widely considered to be one of the most influential of jazz saxophonists, jazz musicians, and indeed musicians in general.

Not to be confused with the violinist, Charles Parker.
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Charlie Parker Discography

Albums

201 Charlie Parker No. 1(10", Album, Mono) Dial Records (3) 201 US 1948 Sell This Version
203 Charlie Parker Charlie Parker No. 3(10", Album) Dial Records (3) 203 US 1949 Sell This Version
202 Charlie Parker Charlie Parker No. 2(10", Album) Dial Records (3) 202 US 1949 Sell This Version
MGC-501 Charlie Parker Charlie Parker With Strings (Album) Mercury MGC-501 US 1950 Sell This Version
207 Charlie Parker Charlie Parker Sextet(10", Album, Mono) Dial Records (3) 207 US 1950 Sell This Version
903 Red Norvo, Flip Phillips, Teddy Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Slam Stewart Red Norvo, Flip Phillips, Teddy Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Slam Stewart - Red Norvo's Fabulous Jam Session(LP, Album, Mono) Dial Records (3) 903 US 1951 Sell This Version
MGC-513 Charlie Parker South Of The Border (Album) Mercury MGC-513 US 1952 Sell This Version
33C 9026 Charlie Parker And Dizzy Gillespie Charlie Parker And Dizzy Gillespie - Bird And Diz (Album, Comp) Columbia 33C 9026 UK 1952 Sell This Version
LDE.032 Sir Charles Thompson All-Stars* Featuring Charlie Parker Sir Charles Thompson All-Stars* Featuring Charlie Parker - Sir Charles Thompson All-Stars Featuring Charlie Parker(10") Vogue Records LDE.032 UK 1953 Sell This Version
MG C-157 Charlie Parker Charlie Parker (Album) Clef Records MG C-157 US 1954 Sell This Version
905 Charlie Parker Alternate Masters Vol. 2 (Album) Dial Records (3) 905 US 1954 Sell This Version
904 Charlie Parker Thirteen Masters Previously Unreleased(LP) Dial Records (3) 904 US 1954 Sell This Version
MG 12000 Charlie Parker Memorial (Album, Comp) Savoy Records MG 12000 US 1955 Sell This Version
MG-12009 Charlie Parker Charlie Parker Memorial Vol. 2 (Album, Comp) Savoy Records MG-12009 US 1955 Sell This Version
JWS-501, JW-501 Charlie Parker Bird On 52nd St. (Album) Jazz Workshop, Jazz Workshop JWS-501, JW-501 US 1955 Sell This Version
MG-12001 Charlie Parker The Immortal Charlie Parker (Album, Comp) Savoy Records MG-12001 US 1955 Sell This Version
JWS 500 Charlie Parker Bird At St. Nick's (Album) Jazz Workshop JWS 500 US 1955 Sell This Version
MG-12079 Charlie Parker The Charlie Parker Story (Album, Comp) Savoy Records MG-12079 US 1956 Sell This Version
LAE 12002 Charlie Parker Memorial Album (Album, Comp) Vogue Records LAE 12002 UK 1956 Sell This Version
33CX 10090 Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter - The Genius Of Charlie Parker #5 (Album) Verve Records 33CX 10090 UK 1957 Sell This Version
MG V-8009 Charlie Parker Jazz Perennial - The Genius Of Charlie Parker #7 (Album, Comp) Verve Records MG V-8009 US 1957 Sell This Version
MGV - 8008 Charlie Parker The Genius Of Charlie Parker, #6 - Fiesta Verve Records MGV - 8008 US 1957 Sell This Version
MG V-8003 Charlie Parker Night And Day (The Genius Of Charlie Parker #1) (Comp) Verve Records MG V-8003 US 1957 Sell This Version
SLP-24 Charlie Parker All Star Sextet (Album) Roost SLP-24 Sweden 1957 Sell This Version
LTZ-C 15107 Charlie Parker The Immortal Charlie Parker- Vol. 4(LP) London Records LTZ-C 15107 UK 1958 Sell This Version