THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2015 INDIE-EXCLUSIVE ITEM!
This item will be available at the store on Saturday, April 18th, 2015, and online on Sunday, April 19th, if any remain, while supplies last. We will make every effort to fill all orders, but as supplies are extremely limited, we cannot guarantee all online orders will be filled. We reserve the right to limit orders to one of each item per customer. Posted price subject to change.
The Charlie Parker Story
"The Greatest Recording Session Made In Modern Jazz History in it's Entirety""
RSD re-release, featuring Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Curley Russell & Max Roach"
In mid 1950s Verve released a compilation series (12" LPs) of Charlie Parker's recordings for Clef, called The Charlie Parker Story, Vol. 1-3. This is the first volume (MGV-8000).
Well, it's not the whole Charlie Parker Story – but the album does feature some great material from a very famous session, recorded on 11/26/1945, originally issued on 78s, along with extra tracks, compiled here in one of Savoy's posthumous Bird LPs from the early 60s. The group includes Miles Davis on trumpet, Bud Powell on piano, Curley Russell on bass, and Max Roach on drums – and titles include original and alternate takes of "Thriving From A Riff", "Meandering", "Koko", "Now's The Time", and "Billie's Bounce", all in early famous versions!