Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker on Dial, Vol. 6

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The sixth and final LP in this series finishes off the complete reissue of Charlie Parker's important and highly enjoyable Dial recordings. As usual, these selections ("Drifting on a Reed," "Quasimodo," "Charlie's Wig," "Bongo Beep," "Crazeology" and "How Deep Is the Ocean") are augmented by all of their alternate takes, resulting in 16 versions (two of which are excerpts) of the six numbers. Parker's Quintet (which includes trumpeter Miles Davis, pianist Duke Jordan, bassist Tommy Potter and drummer Max Roach) becomes a sextet with the addition of the great trombonist J.J. Johnson for this session. Classic bop music that has been fully reissued on CD.