Charlie Parker


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This features Bird's first solo sides: the legendary early Savoy and Dial sides. Although most of this material has been reissued ad nauseam in various packages and in varying fidelity, Classics gets all the BB's in the right holes, with great annotation and stellar transfers of the material. No alternate takes -- just the issued sides in that space of compressed genius between 1945 and early 1947. As such, a major document of jazz history.

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