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Charlie Parker - Bird Of Paradise (Best Of The Dial Masters) (Limited Edition)


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Charles "Charlie" Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), nicknamed "Bird" and "Yardbird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential soloist and leading figure in the development of bebop a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique, and advanced harmonies. Parker was a blazingly fast virtuoso and introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas into jazz, including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. Primarily a player of the alto saxophone, Bird's tone ranged from clean and penetrating to sweet and somber. Parker acquired the nickname "Yardbird" early in his career on the road with Jay McShann. This, and the shortened form "Bird", continued to be used for the rest of his life, inspiring the titles of a number of Parker compositions, such as "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Bird Gets the Worm", and "Bird of Paradise". Parker was an icon for the hipster subculture and later the Beat Generation, personifying the jazz musician as an uncompromising artist and intellectual rather than just an entertainer.

Release info

Label: Bird's Nest 840100
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition
Country: Europe
Released: 2020
Genre: Jazz
Style: Bop

Tracklist

A1 Moose The Mooche
A2 Yardbird Suite
A3 Ornithology
A4 A Night In Tunisia
A5 Lover Man
A6 Bird's Nest
A7 Cool Blues
A8 Relaxin' At Camarillo
A9 Dexterity
B1 All The Things You Are (Issued As Bird Of Paradise)
B2 Embraceable You
B3 Bird Feathers
B4 Klact-Oveeseds-Tene
B5 Scrapple From The Apple
B6 My Old Flame
B7 Out Of Nowhere
B8 Don't Blame Me
B9 How Deep Is The Ocean?

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