Charlie Parker

Burnin' Bird

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This Savoy compilation features various recordings made by saxophonist Charlie Parker during the mid- to late- '40s. Most die-hard bebop fanatics will have these tracks on other discs, but neophytes should find Burnin' Bird useful. Included are such legendary recordings as "Koko," "Ornithology," and "Shaw 'Nuff" -- many of which feature other jazz icons like trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. While not definitive, Burnin' Bird competes well with similar single-disc Parker compilations.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:55
2 3:18
3 3:03
4 2:56
5 2:55
6 3:01
7 1:58
8 2:32
9 2:28
10 3:06
11 3:03
12 2:43
13 2:37
14 2:29
15 2:25
16 4:25
17 3:51
18 3:15
19 5:07
20 6:29
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