Charlie Parker

Encores, Vol. 1

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This single LP contains some of the best alternate takes that altoist Charlie Parker recorded for Savoy. Rejected initially in favor of other versions, these performances (when compared with the originals) show just how creative an improviser Bird was; most of these solos are radically different from the master takes. This material (highlighted by "Billie's Bounce," "Now's the Time," "Donna Lee" and "Milestones") has since been reissued on CD.