domingo, 12 de dezembro de 2010

Charlie Parker - Bird At St Nick's (1950)

Charlie Parker - Bird At St Nick's (1950) (Remastered 1991)
Jazz | EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Scans | 110 Mb | Oog - 107 Mb
Label ~ Jazz Workshop Records

Recorded live at St. Nicholas Arena, New York, on February 18, 1950.

The St. Nick's date was privately recorded by tenor saxophonist Don Lanphere with the collaboration of trombonist Jimmy Knepper (who was best known for his multiple collaborations with Charles Mingus and for being knocked out by Mingus during a dispute, Knepper also wrote the original liner notes for the first issue of St. Nicks).

Charlie Parker (as), Red Rodney (tp), Al Haig (p), Tommy Potter (b) and Roy Haynes (d)

01. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
02. Ornithology
03. Embraceable You
04. Visa
05. I Cover The Waterfront
06. Scrapple From The Apple
07. Star Eyes-52Nd Street Theme
08. Confirmation
09. Out Of Nowhere
10. Hot House
11. What's New
12. Now's The Time
13. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes-52Nd Street Theme


Some of the other reviews for this album were dissapointing for me to read because this has been one of my favorite records since I bought it 3 years ago. It is recorded by tape when the technology was brand new. It is also edited so you hear nothing but Bird's solos and Melodys. However, he sounds absolutely incredible! Any Bird fanatic would agree. Charlie Parker fans aren't listening to him for the great recording quality, we're interested in what he's going to come up with next. Buy this album now, hear why people are still transfixed by his melodys. The shinning tracks are Visa, I Didn't Know What Time it Was and Embraceable You. Disregard everything anyone else says about this record; if you're into Bird just buy it. And contrary to what Mr. Texas said Bird definately soars. ~ Amazon

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