An '89 CD reissue of late '40s and early '50s tracks with alto sax great Charlie Parker cut live at two seminal locations, Birdland and the Royal Roost. Some have been previously issued on separate live recordings from the same places. Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Max Roach, Fats Navarro, Art Blakey, Curley Russell, and Bud Powell are among the participants.
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AllMusic Review by Ron Wynn