Various Artists

Be Bop Revisited, Vol. 1

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This obscure EPM CD reissues music that was last on a couple of Xanadu LPs. Charlie Parker is heard on four selections with a group of Swedish All-Stars in 1950 that include trumpeter Rolf Ericson, clarinetist Aaron Sachs jams with his "Manor Re-Bops" (a quintet with vibraphonist Terry Gibbs), Teddy Edwards heads a group with trombonist Herbie Harper and pianist Hampton Hawes, Chubby Jackson's "Fifth Dimensional Jazz Group" features solos by trumpeter Conte Candoli, Frank Socolow on tenor, pianist Lou Levy and Gibbs, and tenor-great Lucky Thompson interacts with a quartet that includes pianist Dodo Marmarosa. The historic music (all from the early bop period) is quite rewarding but this import will be hard to find.