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Charlie Parker

One of a handful of musicians who can be said to have permanently changed jazz, Charlie Parker was arguably the greatest saxophonist of all time. He could play remarkably fast lines that, if slowed down to half speed, would reveal that every note made sense. "Bird," along with his contemporaries Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell, is considered a founder of bebop; in reality he was an intuitive player who simply was expressing himself. Rather than basing his improvisations closely on the melody as was done in swing, he was a master of chordal improvising, creating new melodies that were based on the structure of a song. In fact, Bird wrote several future standards (such as "Anthropology," "Ornithology," "Scrapple from the Apple," and "Ko Ko," along with such blues numbers as "Now's the Time" and "Parker's Mood") that "borrowed" and modernized the chord structures of older tunes. Parker's remarkable technique, fairly original sound, and ability to come up with harmonically advanced phrases that could be both logical and whimsical were highly influential. By 1950, it was impossible to play "modern jazz" with credibility without closely studying Charlie Parker.

Born in Kansas City, KS, Charlie Parker grew up in Kansas City, MO. He first played baritone horn before switching to alto. Parker was so enamored of the rich Kansas City music scene that he dropped out of school when he was 14, even though his musicianship at that point was questionable (with his ideas coming out faster than his fingers could play them). After a few humiliations at jam sessions, Bird worked hard woodshedding over one summer, building up his technique and mastery of the fundamentals. By 1937, when he first joined Jay McShann's Orchestra, he was already a long way toward becoming a major player.

Charlie Parker, who was early on influenced by Lester Young and the sound of Buster Smith, visited New York for the first time in 1939, working as a dishwasher at one point so he could hear Art Tatum play on a nightly basis. He made his recording debut with Jay McShann in 1940, creating remarkable solos with a small group from McShann's orchestra on "Oh, Lady Be Good" and "Honeysuckle Rose." When the McShann big band arrived in New York in 1941, Parker had short solos on a few of their studio blues records, and his broadcasts with the orchestra greatly impressed (and sometimes scared) other musicians who had never heard his ideas before. Parker, who had met and jammed with Dizzy Gillespie for the first time in 1940, had a short stint with Noble Sissle's band in 1942, played tenor with Earl Hines' sadly unrecorded bop band of 1943, and spent a few months in 1944 with Billy Eckstine's orchestra, leaving before that group made their first records. Gillespie was also in the Hines and Eckstine big bands, and the duo became a team starting in late 1944.

Although Charlie Parker recorded with Tiny Grimes' combo in 1944, it was his collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie in 1945 that startled the jazz world. To hear the two virtuosos play rapid unisons on such new songs as "Groovin' High," "Dizzy Atmosphere," "Shaw 'Nuff," "Salt Peanuts," and "Hot House," and then launch into fiery and unpredictable solos could be an upsetting experience for listeners much more familiar with Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. Although the new music was evolutionary rather than revolutionary, the recording strike of 1943-1944 resulted in bebop arriving fully formed on records, seemingly out of nowhere.

Unfortunately, Charlie Parker was a heroin addict ever since he was a teenager, and some other musicians who idolized Bird foolishly took up drugs in the hope that it would elevate their playing to his level. When Gillespie and Parker (known as "Diz and Bird") traveled to Los Angeles and were met with a mixture of hostility and indifference (except by younger musicians who listened closely), they decided to return to New York. Impulsively, Parker cashed in his ticket, ended up staying in L.A., and, after some recordings and performances (including a classic version of "Oh, Lady Be Good" with Jazz at the Philharmonic), the lack of drugs (which he combated by drinking an excess of liquor) resulted in a mental breakdown and six months of confinement at the Camarillo State Hospital. Released in January 1947, Parker soon headed back to New York and engaged in some of the most rewarding playing of his career, leading a quintet that included Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and Max Roach. Parker, who recorded simultaneously for the Savoy and Dial labels, was in peak form during the 1947-1951 period, visiting Europe in 1949 and 1950, and realizing a lifelong dream to record with strings starting in 1949 when he switched to Norman Granz's Verve label.

But Charlie Parker, due to his drug addiction and chance-taking personality, enjoyed playing with fire too much. In 1951, his cabaret license was revoked in New York (making it difficult for him to play in clubs) and he became increasingly unreliable. Although he could still play at his best when he was inspired (such as at the 1953 Massey Hall concert with Gillespie), Bird was heading downhill. In 1954, he twice attempted suicide before spending time in Bellevue. His health, shaken by a very full if brief life of excesses, gradually declined, and when he died in March 1955 at the age of 34, he could have passed for 64.

Charlie Parker, who was a legendary figure during his lifetime, has if anything grown in stature since his death. Virtually all of his studio recordings are available on CD along with a countless number of radio broadcasts and club appearances. Clint Eastwood put together a well-intentioned if simplified movie about aspects of his life (Bird). Parker's influence, after the rise of John Coltrane, has become more indirect than direct, but jazz would sound a great deal different if Charlie Parker had not existed. The phrase "Bird Lives" (which was scrawled as graffiti after his death) is still very true. ~ Scott Yanow
full bio

Selected Discography

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Track List: The Long Lost Bird Live Afro-CuBop Recordings

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Track List: Ten = 10

3. A Night In Tunisia

4. Bebop

5. Hot House

6. How High The Moon

7. Bongo Hop

8. Barbados

9. Charlie's Wig

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Track List: West Coast Time

1. Night In Tunisia

2. Yardbird Suite

3. Moose The Mooche

4. Lover Man

5. Be Bop

6. The Gypsy

7. Max Is Making Wax

8. Relaxing At Camarillo

9. Cheers

11. Stupendous

12. Cool Blues

13. Dark Shadows

14. Hot Blues

15. This Is Always

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Track List: Bird Is The Word Live

1. Be Bop

2. Bird's Nest

3. Bird Of Paradise

5. Don't Blame Me

6. Groovin' High

7. Hot House

8. How High The Moon

9. Koko

10. Moose The Mooche

11. My Old Flame

12. Ornithology

13. Perdido

14. Rocker

15. Round Midnight

16. Scrapple From The Apple

18. Star Eye's

19. Street Beat

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Track List: Cool Blues

2. Warming Up A Riff

3. Now's The Time

4. Meandering

5. Koko

6. A Night In Tunisia

7. Hot House

8. Relaxin' At Camarillo

9. Donna Lee

10. Barbados

11. Ah-Leu-Cha

12. Parker's Mood

13. Cool Blues

14. Lover Man

15. Embraceable You

16. Klact-Oveeseds-Tene

17. Scrapple From The Apple

18. Moose The Mooche

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Track List: Memorial Album Volume 3

1. Cheryl

2. Buzzy

3. Milestones

5. Little Willie Leaps

7. Half Nelson

9. Sippin' At Bell's

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Track List: Jazz At Massey Hall

1. Perdido

2. Salt Peanuts (Live)

3. All The Things You Are (Live)

4. Wee

5. Hot House

6. A Night In Tunisia (1953) (Live)

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Track List: Genius

1. Summertime

2. Laura

3. April In Paris

4. If I Should Lose You

5. I'll Remember April

6. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

7. Just Friends

8. My Melancholy Baby

9. Parker's Mood

10. Bloomdido

11. K.C. Blues

12. Lover Man

13. Leap Frog

14. My Little Suede Shoes

15. Blues For Alice

16. Quasimodo

17. Bluebird

18. Love For Sale

19. Bird Of Paradise

20. My Heart Belongs To Daddy

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Track List: Chasing The Bird

1. Chasin' The Bird

2. Begin The Beguine

3. Estrellita

4. Koko

5. La Cucaracha

6. Repetition

7. Perhaps

8. No Noise

9. Back Home Blues

10. Bongo Beep

11. Bongo Bop

13. Relaxin' At Camarillo

14. Out Of Nowhere

15. Merry-Go-Round

16. Stella By Starlight

17. Ornithology

18. Cheers

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Track List: Koko

1. Bird's Nest

2. How High The Moon

3. Ko Ko

4. Moose The Mooche

6. Klact-Oveeseds-Tene

7. Quasimodo

8. Cool Blues

9. Stupendous

10. Red Cross

11. Donna Lee

12. Move

13. Street Beat

15. Bird Of Paradise

16. Carvin' The Bird

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Track List: One Night In Washington

1. Fine And Dandy

2. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)

3. Light Green

4. Thou Swell

5. Willis

6. Don't Blame Me

7. Medley: Something To Remember You By/ The Blue Room

8. Roundhouse

9. Red Rodney On Charlie Parker

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Track List: Hot House

1. Bird Feathers

2. Perdido

3. Groovin' High

4. Hot House

5. Be Bop A Lula

7. Parker's Mood

8. Ornithology

9. Out Of Nowhere

10. Scrapple From The Apple

12. Bluebird

13. Cheryl

14. Constellation

15. Don't Blame Me

16. Marmaduke

17. Cheers

18. My Old Flame

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Track List: To Go

1. Confirmation

2. Au Privave

3. The Song Is You

4. K.C. Blues

5. Tico-Tico

6. Now's The Time

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Track List: The Chronological Charlie Parker: 1952 - 1954

1. Night And Day

2. Almost Like Being In Love

3. I Can't Get Started

4. What Is This Thing Called Love

5. The Song Is You

7. Kim

8. Cosmic Rays

9. In The Still Of The Night

10. Old Folks

11. If I Love Again

12. Chi Chi

13. I Remember You

14. Now's The Time

15. Confirmation

16. I Get A Kick Out Of You

17. Just One Of Those Things

18. My Heart Belongs To Daddy

19. I've Got You Under My Skin

20. Love For Sale

21. I Love Paris

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Track List: Liveology

1. Ko-Ko

3. Cheryl

4. Be Bop

5. Barbados

7. Street Beat

8. Ornithology

9. 'Round Midnight

10. Wahoo

11. Cool Blues

12. Moose The Mooche

13. My Little Suede Shoes

14. Lester Leaps In

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Track List: The Jazz Biography: Charlie Parker

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Track List: The Latin Bird

1. No Noise Parts (I+II)

2. Mango Mangue

3. Okiedoke

4. Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite

5. Un Poquito De Tu Amor

6. Tico, Tico

7. Fiesta

8. La Cucaracha

9. Estrellita

10. Begin The Beguine

11. La Paloma

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Track List: The Best Of Charlie Parker: 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection

1. The Bird

2. Repetition

3. Just Friends

4. Bloomdido

5. K.C. Blues

6. Star Eyes

7. She Rote

8. My Little Suede Shoes

9. Loverman

10. Autumn In New York

11. Now's The Time

12. Confirmation

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Track List: The Complete Jam Sessions

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Track List: The Complete Verve Master Takes

Disc 1

1. The Bird (Live Carnegie Hall)

2. Cardboard

3. Visa

4. Segment - Tune X

5. Passport - Tune Y (Rare)

6. Passport - Tune Z (Common)

7. Just Friends

8. Everything Happens To Me

9. April In Paris

10. Summertime

11. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

12. If I Should Lose You

13. Star Eyes

14. Blues (Fast)

15. I'm In The Mood For Love

16. Bloomdido

17. An Oscar For Treadwell (Alternate Take)

18. Mohawk (Master Take)

19. My Melancholy Baby

20. Leap Frog

21. Relaxing With Lee

22. Dancing In The Dark (With Studio Chatter)

23. Out Of Nowhere

24. Laura

Disc 2

1. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)

2. They Can't Take That Away From Me

3. Easy To Love

4. I'm In The Mood For Love

5. I'll Remember April

6. Au Privave

7. She Rote

8. K.C. Blues

9. Star Eyes

10. My Little Suede Shoes

11. Un Poquito De Tu Amor

12. Tico Tico

13. Fiesta

14. Why Do I Love You?

15. Blues For Alice

16. Si Si

17. Swedish Schnapps

18. Back Home Blues (Take 2)

19. Lover Man

20. Temptation

21. Lover

22. Autumn In New York

23. Stella By Starlight

24. Mama Inez

25. La Cucaracha

Disc 3

1. Estrellita

2. Begin The Beguine

3. La Paloma

4. Night And Day

5. Almost Like Being In Love

6. I Can't Get Started

7. What Is This Thing Called Love?

8. The Song Is You

9. Laird Baird

10. Kim

11. Cosmic Rays

12. In The Still Of The Night

13. Old Folks

14. If I Love Again

15. Chi-Chi

16. I Remember You

17. Now's The Time

18. Confirmation

19. I Get A Kick Out Of You

20. Just One Of Those Things

21. My Heart Belongs To Daddy

22. I've Got You Under My Skin

23. Love For Sale (Alternate Take)

24. I Love Paris

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Track List: Best Studio Sessions Of 1947-1948

1. Relaxin' At Camarillo

2. Steeplechase

3. Dewey Square

5. Cheers

6. Bongo Beep

7. Crazeology

8. Drifting On A Reed

9. Stupendous

10. Repetition

11. Quasimodo

12. Cheryl

13. Dexterity

14. Scrapple From The Apple

15. Ah-Leu-Cha

16. Mango Mangue

17. Little Willie Leaps

18. Bird Feathers

19. Carvin' The Bird

20. Half Nelson

21. Bird's Nest

22. Charlie's Wig

23. Marmaduke

24. Bongo Bop

25. Klaunstance

26. Chasin' The Bird

27. Another Hair-Do

28. Bird Gets The Worm

29. Milestones

30. Perhaps

31. Donna Lee

32. Buzzy

33. Constellation

34. Barbados

35. The Hymn

36. Merry-Go-Round

37. Sippin' At Bells

39. The Bird

40. Bird Of Paradise

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Track List: The New York Anthology: 1950-1954

Disc 1

1. 'Round Midnight

2. This Time The Dream's On Me

3. The Street Beat

4. Out Of Nowhere

5. Embraceable You

6. Salt Peanuts

8. Blue 'n' Boogie

9. Anthropology

10. 'Round Midnight

12. How High The Moon

13. 52nd Street Theme

Disc 2

1. Out Of Nowhere

2. Star Eyes

4. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)

5. The Song Is You

6. My LIttle Suede Shoes

7. 52nd Street Theme

8. Ornithology

9. Scrapple From The Apple

10. I Cover The Waterfront

11. This Time The Dream's On Me

12. I'll Remember April

13. My Old Flame

14. 52nd Street Theme

15. I Remember You

16. All The Things You Are

17. Hot House

19. I'll Remember April

20. 52nd Street Theme

Disc 3

2. Just Friends

3. Everything Happens To Me

4. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)

5. Laura

6. Easy To Love

7. Rocker

8. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

9. Dancing In The Dark

11. What Is This Thing Called Love?

12. Laura

13. Repetition

15. They Can't Take That Away From Me

16. Easy To Love

17. What Is This Thing Called Love?

18. Repetition

19. Easy To Love

20. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)

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Track List: The Washington Concerts

1. Fine And Dandy (Live)

2. These Foolish Things (Live)

3. Light Green (Live)

4. Thou Swell (Live)

5. Willis (Live)

6. Don't Blame Me (Live)

7. Something To Remember You By/The Blue Room (Live)

8. Roundhouse (Live)

9. Ornithology (Live-Howard Theatre)

10. Out Of Nowhere (Live)

11. Cool Blues (Live)

12. Anthropology (Live)

13. Scrapple From The Apple (Live)

14. Medley: Out Of Nowhere/Now's The Time (Live)

15. Red Rodney Interview (Feat. Bruce Lundvall & Red Rodney)

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Track List: Ken Burns Jazz

2. Salt Peanuts

3. Hot House

4. Ko-Ko

5. Anthropology

6. Now's The Time

7. Ornithology

8. Yardbird Suite

9. Lover Man

10. Relaxin' At Camarillo

11. Embraceable You

12. Scrapple From The Apple

13. Parker's Mood

14. Just Friends

15. Star Eyes

16. Confirmation

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Track List: 1947-1949 Classics

1. Repetition

2. The Bird

3. Barbados

4. Ah-Leu-Cha

5. Constellation

6. Parker's Mood

7. Perhaps

8. Marmaduke

9. Steeplechase

10. Merry-Go-Round

12. Mango Mangue

14. Cardboard

15. Visa

16. Segment

17. Passport

19. Diverse

20. Just Friends

21. Everything Happens To Me

22. April In Paris

23. Summertime

24. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

25. If I Should Lose You

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Track List: Bird Of Paradise (Prism)

1. Groovin' High

2. Thriving On A Riff

3. Ko Ko

4. Moose The Mooche

5. Yardbird Suite

6. Ornithology

8. Lover Man

9. Bird's Nest

10. Cool Blues

11. Cheers

12. Relaxin' At Camarillo

13. Stupendous

14. Donna Lee

15. Chasin' The Bird

16. Cheryl

17. Bird Of Paradise

18. Dexterity

19. Embraceable You

21. Scrapple From The Apple

22. Crazeology

23. Bluebird

24. Barbados

25. Parker's Mood

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Track List: Ultimate

1. After You've Gone

2. I Can't Get Started

3. Oh, Lady Be Good

4. I Got Rhythm

5. The Bird

6. Repetition

7. Lover

8. Summertime

9. April In Paris

10. Everything Happens To Me

11. Mango Mangue

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Track List: Talkin' Bird

1. Bloomdido

2. K.C. Blues

3. Tico Tico

4. Lester Leaps In

5. La Cucuracha

6. My Little Suede Shoes

7. Confirmation

8. Au Privave

9. Okiedoke

10. La Paloma

11. Now's The Time

12. Jam Blues

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Track List: Charlie Parker At Jazz At The Philharmonic

2. Blues For Norman

3. I Can't Get Started

4. Lady Be Good

5. After You've Gone

6. I Got Rhythm

7. Jatp Blues

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Track List: The Ultimate Charlie Parker Collection

Disc 1

1. Groovin' High

2. All The Things You Are

3. Dizzy Atmosphere

4. Salt Peanuts

5. Shaw 'nuff

6. Hot House

7. Now's The Time

8. Ko Ko

9. Moose The Mooche

11. Ornithology

12. Cool Blues

13. Relaxin' At Camarillo

14. Donna Lee

15. Chasing The Bird

16. Dewey Square

17. Bird Of Paradise

18. The Hymn

19. Embraceable You

20. Klactoveedsedstene

Disc 2

1. Scrapple From The Apple

2. Out of Nowhere

3. Don't Blame Me

4. Quasimodo

5. Klaunstance

6. Parker's Mood

7. Bloomdido

8. Star Eyes

9. She Rote

10. My Little Suede Shoes

11. Confirmation

12. Blue 'n' Boogie

13. 'Round Midnight

14. Night In Tunisia

15. Just Friends

17. East Of The Sun

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Track List: Live At Rockland, Volume 1

2. Moose The Mooche

3. Just Friends

4. My Little Suede Shoes

7. Laura

8. Star Eyes

9. This Time The Dream's On Me

10. Easy To Love

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Track List: The Legendary Dial Masters

Disc 1

1. Diggin' Diz

2. Moose The Mooche

3. Yardbird Suite

4. Ornithology

5. Night In Tunisia

6. Max (Is) Making Wax

7. Loverman

8. The Gypsy

9. Bebop

10. This Is Always

11. Dark Shadows

12. Bird's Nest

13. Cool Blues

14. Relaxin' At Camarillo

15. Cheers

16. Carvin' The Bird

17. Stupendous

Disc 2

1. Dexterity

2. Bongo bop

3. Dewey Square

4. The Hymn

5. Bird Of Paradise

6. Embraceable You

7. Bird Feathers

8. Klact-oveeseds-tene

9. Scrapple From The Apple

10. My Old Flame

11. Out Of Nowhere

12. Don't Blame Me

13. Drifting On A Reed

14. Quasimodo

15. Charlie's Wig

16. Bongo Beep

17. Crazeology

18. How Deep Is The Ocean

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Track List: Confirmation: Best Of The Verve Years

Disc 1

1. Just Friends

2. Swedish Schnapps

3. Laird Baird

4. K.C. Blues

5. April In Paris

6. Laura

7. Embraceable You

8. Ballade

9. Au Privave

10. The Song Is You

11. Mango Mangue

12. Confirmation

13. Segment

14. She Rote

15. Kim

16. In The Still Of The Night

17. Star Eyes

18. How High The Moon

Disc 2

1. Cardboard

2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

3. Oh, Lady Be Good

4. I Can't Get Started

5. Lover Man

6. Funky Blues

7. Old Folks

8. Now's The Time

9. Tico Tico

10. What Is This Thing Called Love

11. Blues For Alice

12. Leap Frog

13. Bloomdido

14. My Little Suede Shoes

15. Chi Chi

16. Repetition

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Track List: South Of The Border

1. Mange Mangue

2. Okiedoke

3. No Noise (Parts 1 And 2)

4. My Little Suede Shoes

5. Un Poquito De Tu Amor

6. Why Do I Love You

7. Tico Tico

8. Fiesta

9. La Cucuracha

10. Mama Inez

11. Estrellita

12. La Paloma

13. Begin The Beguine

14. Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite

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Track List: Bird's Best Bop On Verve

1. Passport

2. Bloomdido

3. Leap Frog

4. Relaxing With Lee

5. Au Private

6. She Rote

7. K.C. Blues

8. Star Eyes

9. Blues For Alice

10. Swedish Schnapps

11. The Song Is You

12. Laird Baird

13. Kim

14. Chi Chi

15. Now's The Time

16. Confirmation

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Track List: With Strings - The Master Takes

1. Just Friends

2. Everything Happens To Me

3. April In Paris (Take 1)

4. Summertime

5. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

6. If I Should Lose You

7. Dancing In The Dark

8. Out Of Nowhere

9. Laura

10. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)

11. The Can't Take That Away From Me

12. Easy To Love (Take 1)

13. I'm In The Mood For Love

14. I'll Remember April

15. What Is This Thing Called Love

16. April In Paris (Take 2)

17. Repetition (Take 2)

18. Easy To Love (Take 2)

19. Rocker

20. Temptation

21. Lover

22. Autumn In New York

23. Stella By Starlight

24. Repetition (Take 1)

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Track List: Jazz Masters 15

1. Confirmation

2. An Oscar For Treadwell

3. Dancing In The Dark

4. Segment

5. Star Eyes

6. Mango Mangue

7. Repetition

8. The Bird

9. K.C. Blues

10. My Melancholy Baby

11. Blues For Alice

12. I Can't Get Started

13. Kim

14. Just Friends

15. She Rote

16. Lover Man

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Track List: Charlie Parker Plays Standards

1. Love For Sale

2. If I Should Lose You

3. Almost Like Being In Love

4. Why Do I Love You

5. I Remember You

6. Easy To Love

7. Old Folks

8. I Got Rhythm

9. Laura

10. Estrellita (Little Star)

11. What Is This Thing Called Love

12. Embraceable You

13. I Love Paris

14. How High The Moon

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Track List: 1949 Jazz At The Philharmonic

1. The Opener

2. Lester Leaps In

3. Embraceable You

4. The Closer

5. Introduction Of Ella Fitzgerald

6. Flyin' Home

7. How High The Moon

8. Perdido

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Track List: The Essential Charlie Parker

1. Now's The Time

2. If I Should Lose You

3. Mango Mangue

4. Bloomdido

5. Star Eyes

6. Confirmation (Master Take)

7. My Little Suede Shoes

8. Just Friends

9. Lover Man

10. I Got Rythm

11. Repitition

12. K.C. Blues

13. Relaxing with Lee (Master Take)

14. April In Paris

15. Okiedoke

16. The Song Is You

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Track List: Compact Jazz: Charlie Parker Plays The Blues

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Track List: Jazz 'Round Midnight

1. Star Eyes

2. If I Should Lose You

3. I Can't Get Started

4. I'm In The Mood For Love

5. Autumn In New York

6. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

7. Ballade

8. Stella By Starlight

9. Summertime

10. (You Came Along From) Out Of Nowhere

11. My Melancholy Baby

12. Laura

13. Dancing In The Dark

14. Lover Man

15. I'll Remember April

16. Embraceable You

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Track List: The Cole Porter Song Book

1. Easy To Love

2. Begin The Beguin

3. Night And Day

4. What Is This Thing Called Love

5. In The Still Of The Night

6. I Get A Kick Out Of You

7. Just One Of Those Things

8. My Heart Belongs To Daddy

9. I've Got You Under My Skin

10. Love For Sale

11. I Love Paris

12. What Is This Thing Called Love

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Track List: Charlie Parker at Storyville

1. Moose The Mooche (Live)

2. I'll Walk Alone (Live)

3. Ornithology (Live - Storyville)

4. Out of Nowhere (Live - Storyville)

5. Now's the Time (Live - Storyville)

6. Don't Blame Me (Live)

7. Dancing on the Ceiling (Live)

8. Cool Blues (Live - Storyville)

9. Groovin' High (Live - Storyville)

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Track List: Bird (Original Soundtrack)

1. Lester Leaps In

2. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me

3. Laura

5. This Time The Dream's On Me

6. Ko Ko

7. Cool Blues

8. April In Paris

9. Now's The Time (II)

10. Ornithology

11. Parker's Mood

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Track List: The Original Recordings

1. Now's The Time

2. Laura

3. Mohawk

4. Kim

5. Blues For Alice

6. Laird Baird

7. K.C. Blues

8. Lover Man

9. Just Friends

10. The Bird

11. April In Paris

12. Lester Leaps In

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Track List: Bird On 52nd Street (Live)

1. 52nd Street Theme (Live)

2. Shaw 'Nuff (Live)

3. Out Of Nowhere (Live)

4. Hot House (Live)

5. This Time The Dream's On Me (Live)

6. A Night In Tunisia (Live)

7. My Old Flame (Live)

8. 52nd Street Theme (Live)

9. The Way You Look Tonight (Live)

10. Out Of Nowhere (Live)

11. Chasin' The Bird (Live)

12. This Time The Dream's On Me (Live)

13. Dizzy Atmosphere (Live)

14. How High The Moon (Live)

15. 52nd Street Theme (Live)

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Track List: The Genius Of Charlie Parker #1: Night And Day

1. Temptation

2. Autumn In New York

3. Lover

4. Stella By Starlight

5. Dancing In The Dark

6. Night And Day

7. Almost Like Being In Love

8. I Can't Get Started

9. What Is This Thing Called Love?

10. Laura

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Track List: The Genius Of Charlie Parker #2: April In Paris

1. April In Paris

2. Summertime

3. If I Should Lose You

4. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

5. Everything Happens To Me

6. Just Friends

7. They Can't Take That Away From Me

8. Out Of Nowhere

9. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)

10. Easy To Love

11. I'm In The Mood For Love (Take 3 / Alternate)

12. I'll Remember April

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Track List: Big Band

1. Temptation

2. Autumn In New York

3. Lover

4. Stella By Starlight

5. Dancing In The Dark

6. Night And Day

7. I Can't Get Started

8. What Is This Thing Called Love

9. Almost Like Being In Love

10. Laura

11. In The Still Of The Night

12. Old Folks

13. If I Love Again

14. In The Still Of The Night (Alternative Take)

15. In The Still Of The Night (Alternative Take)

16. In The Still Of The Night (Alternative Take)

17. Old Folks (Alternative Take)

18. Old Folks (Alternative Take)

19. Old Folks (Alternative Take)

20. In The Still Of The Night (Incomplete Take)

21. In The Still Of The Night (Incomplete Take)

22. Old Folks (Incomplete Take)

23. Old Folks (Incomplete Take)

24. Old Folks (Incomplete Take)

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Track List: Charlie Parker

1. Now's The Time

2. I Remember You

3. Confirmation

4. Chi Chi

5. The Song Is You

6. Laird Baird

7. Kim

8. Cosmic Rays

9. Star Eyes

10. Blues (Fast)

11. I'm In The Mood For Love

12. The Bird

13. Celebrity

14. Ballade

15. Cardboard

16. Visa

17. Chi-Chi (2)

18. Chi-Chi (3)

19. Chi-Chi (4)

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