It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora Plus subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora Plus trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora Plus trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora Plus.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

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

x

Track List: Charlie Parker Collection, Vol. 3

2. No Noise

3. Meandering

4. Out of Nowhere

5. Moose the Mooche

6. My Old Flame

7. Quasimodo

8. Okiedoke

9. Romance Without Finance

10. Parker's Mood

11. Perhaps

13. Relaxin' at Camarillo

14. Scrapple from the Apple

15. Shaw' Nuff

16. Swingmatism

18. The Hymn

19. Stupendous

20. Swedish Schnapps

21. Tico-Tico

22. Temptation

23. Warming up a Riff

25. Thriving on a Riff

26. Un Poquito De Tu Amor

27. Why Do I Love You?

28. Donna Lee

29. Drifting on a Reed

30. Easy to Love

31. Estrellita

32. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

x

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

x

Track List: Charlie Parker With Strings (Deluxe Edition)

Disc 1

1. Just Friends

2. Everything Happens To Me

3. April In Paris

4. If I Should Lose You

5. Summertime

6. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

7. Dancing In The Dark

8. Laura

9. They Can't Take That Away From Me

10. You Came Along (From Out Of Nowhere)

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

12. Easy To Love

13. I'm In The Mood For Love

14. I'll Remember April

15. Temptation

16. Autumn In New York

17. Lover

18. Stella By Starlight

19. Repetition

20. What Is This Thing Called Love? (Live At Carnegie Hall/1950)

21. April In Paris (Live At Carnegie Hall/1950)

22. Repetition (Live At Carnegie Hall/1950)

23. Easy To Love (Live At Carnegie Hall/1950)

24. Rocker (Live At Carnegie Hall/1950)

Disc 2

1. Just Friends (Take 1 / Incomplete)

2. Just Friends (Take 2 / Alternate)

3. Just Friends (Takes 3 / False Start & Take 4 / Alternate)

4. Everything Happens To Me (Take 1 / Alternate)

5. April In Paris (Take 1 / Alternate)

6. April In Paris (Take 2 / Alternate)

7. Summertime (Take 1 / Alternate)

8. Dancing In The Dark (Take 2 / Alternate)

9. Dancing In The Dark (Take 3 / Alternate)

10. Dancing In The Dark (Take 4 / Alternate)

11. Laura (Take 1 / Alternate)

12. They Can't Take That Away From Me (Take 1 / Alternate)

13. (You Came Along From) Out Of Nowhere (Take 1 / Alternate)

14. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) (Take 1 / Alternate)

15. Easy To Love (Take 1 / Alternate)

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

17. I'll Remember April (Takes 1 / Alternate & Take 2 / False Start)

18. Temptation (Take 1 / Alternate)

19. Stella By Starlight (Take 1 / Alternate)

x

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

x

Track List: Charlie Parker, The Bird Anthology

2. Steeplechase

3. Cool Blues

4. Relaxin' With Lee

5. Lover Man

6. Moose the Mooche

8. Be Bop

9. Ko Ko

13. Marmaduke

14. Donna Lee

15. Carvin' the Bird

16. Cheers

x

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

x

Track List: The Platinum Collection

1. Lover Man

2. My Old Flame

3. Star Eyes

4. Ornithology

5. Bird's Nest

6. Just Friends

7. Dizzy Atmosphere

9. Out Of Nowhere

10. Parker's Mood

11. Hot House

13. Moose The Mooche

14. Yardbird Suite

15. Groovin' High

16. Scrapple From The Apple

17. Billie's Bounce

18. A Night In Tunisia

19. Relaxin' At Camarillo

20. Cool Blues

21. Ko - Ko

22. Cheryl

23. Bird Of Paradise

24. Now's The Time

x

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

x

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

x

Track List: Memorial Album Volume 3

1. Cheryl

2. Buzzy

3. Milestones

5. Little Willie Leaps

7. Half Nelson

9. Sippin' At Bell's

x

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

x

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)

x

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

x

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

x

Track List: The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes

Disc 1

1. Tiny's Tempo

2. I'll Always Love You Just The Same

3. Romance Without Finance

4. Red Cross

5. Warmin' Up A Riff

6. Billie's Bounce

7. Now's The Time, Pt. 4

8. Thrivin' From A Riff

9. Meandering

10. Koko

11. Diggin' Diz

12. Moose The Mooche

13. Yardbird Suite

14. Ornithology

15. A Night In Tunisia

16. Max Making Wax

17. Lover Man

18. The Gypsy

19. Bebop

20. This Is Always

21. Dark Shadows

Disc 2

1. Bird's Nest

2. Cool Blues

3. Relaxin' At Camarillo

4. Cheers

5. Carvin' The Bird

6. Stupendous

7. Donna Lee

8. Chasin' The Bird

9. Cheryl

10. Buzzy

11. Milestones

12. Little Willie Leaps

13. Half Nelson

14. Sippin' At Bell's

15. Dexterity

16. Bongo Bop

17. Dewey Square

18. The Hymn

19. Bird Of Paradise

20. Embraceable You

21. Bird Feathers

22. Klactovestedstene

Disc 3

1. Scrapple From The Apple

2. My Old Flame

3. Out Of Nowhere

4. Don't Blame Me

5. Drifting On A Reed

6. Quasimado

7. Charlie's Wig

8. Bongo Beep

9. Crazeology

10. How Deep Is The Ocean?

11. Another Hair Do

12. Bluebird

13. Klaunstance

14. Bird Gets The Worm

15. Barbados

16. Au-Leu-Cha

17. Constellation

18. Parker's Mood

19. Perhaps

20. Marmaduke

21. Steeplechase

22. Merry-Go-Round

x

Track List: Stupendous

1. Stupendous

2. Little Willie Leaps

3. Cheers

4. Cheryl

5. Bird's Nest

6. Donna Lee

7. Carvin' The Bird

8. Chasin' The Bird

9. Milestones

10. Buzzy

11. Relaxin' At Camarillo

12. Cool Blues

x

Track List: Jazzmasters Vol 9 - Charlie Bird - Part 2

1. Slam Slam Blues

2. Congo Blues

3. Takin' Off

4. 20th Century Blues

5. The Street Beat

6. Warming Up A Riff

7. Billie's Bounce

8. Now's The Time

9. Thiving From A Riff

10. Ko Ko

11. Moose The Moochie

x

Track List: Burnin' Bird

1. Tiny's Tempo

2. Salt Peanuts

3. Shaw 'Nuff

4. Thrivin' From A Riff

5. Koko

6. Ornithology

7. Blowtop Blues

8. Buzzy

9. The Hymn

10. Klactovestedstene

11. Crazeology

12. Klaunstance

13. Bird Gets The Worm

14. Constellation

15. Merry-Go-Round

16. Hot House

17. Salt Peanuts

18. Bebop

19. Anthropology

20. Chasin' The Bird

x

Track List: Savoy Jazz Super EP: Charlie Parker, Vol. 2

1. Salt Peanuts (1949)

2. Moose The Mooche (1946)

3. Parker's Mood

4. Bebop

5. Relaxin' At Camarillo

x

Track List: Savoy Jazz Super EP: Charlie Parker, Vol. 1

1. Koko

2. A Night In Tunisia

3. Ornithology

4. Now's The Time

5. Yardbird Suite

x

Track List: Charlie Parker Memorial, Vol. 1

1. Another Hair Do (Short Take 1)

2. Another Hair Do (Short Take 2)

3. Another Hair Do (Original Take 3)

4. Bluebird (New Take 1)

5. Bird Gets The Worm (New Take 1)

6. Barbados (New Take 1)

7. Constellation (Short Take 2)

8. Constellation (Short Take 1)

9. Parker's Mood (New Take 1)

10. Ah-Lew-Cha (Short Take 1)

11. Ah-Leu-Cha (Original Take 2)

12. Perhaps (Short Take 4)

13. Perhaps (New Take 5)

14. Perhaps (Original Take 6)

15. Marmaduke (Short Take 1)

16. Marmaduke (New Take 2)

17. Steeplechase (Original Take 1)

18. Merry Go Round (New Take 1)

19. Buzzy (Short Take 4)

20. Buzzy (Original Take 5)

x

Track List: Bird Up: The Originals

1. Now's The Time, Pt. 4

2. Relaxin' At Camarillo

3. Salt Peanuts

4. Bird Of Paradise

5. Bebop

6. Steeplechase

7. Cheers

8. A Night In Tunisia

9. Perhaps

10. Barbados

11. Constellation

x

Track List: Bird After Dark

1. All The Things You Are

2. Lover Man

3. This Is Always

4. Embraceable You

5. My Old Flame

6. Out Of Nowhere

7. Don't Blame Me

8. How Deep Is The Ocean?

9. Slow Boat To China

10. Slow Boat To China

11. Out Of Nowhere

12. How High The Moon

13. White Christmas

14. East Of The Sun

15. These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You

16. Goodbye

x

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 (1953)

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

8. Roundhouse

9. Red Rodney On Charlie Parker

x

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

x

Track List: Charlie Parker (2-Fer)

21. Star Eyes/52nd Street Theme (Medley - Live At St Nicholas Arena)

27. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes/52nd Street Theme (Medley - Live At St Nicholas Arena)

x

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

x

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

x

Track List: Charlie Parker For Lovers

1. Easy To Love

2. Lover Man

3. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

4. I'm In The Mood For Love

5. Laura

6. Un Poquito De Tu Amor

7. Everything Happens To Me

8. I Love Paris

9. Summertime

10. Autumn In New York

11. Out Of Nowhere

x

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

x

Track List: The Jazz Biography: Charlie Parker

x

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

x

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

x

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

x

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

x

Track List: Jazz Masters

1. Scrapple From The Apple

2. Out Of Nowhere

3. My Old Flame

4. Groovin' High

5. Don't Blame Me

6. Embraceable You

7. Crazeology

8. Dewey Square

9. Air Conditioning

10. Bongo Bop

x

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)

x

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)

x

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

x

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

x

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

x

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

x

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

x

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

x

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

x

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

x

Track List: Early Bird (The Best Of The 1945 Studio Recordings)

1. Groovin' High

2. All The Things You Are

3. Dizzy Atmosphere

6. Hot House

8. Hallelujah

14. 20th Century Blues

16. Billie's Bounce

18. Warming Up A Riff

19. Thriving From A Riff

20. Meandering

21. Ko Ko

22. Dizzy Boogie