Charlie Parker

Roots of Jazz

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When jazz is re-re-re-repackaged for the sake of selling a new look to upgrade older music, one wonders why first issue reproductions or CD releases from the original label aren't good enough. Proprietary rights? This double CD has ten tracks with Bird, and another ten with Bird and Dizzy Gillespie. Not only is it not enough music from their immense discographies, it does a disservice to the record companies and producers that actually made this music. No credits, attributions or liner notes are prevalent on many recordings of this ilk, but unless you find them at dollar stores, why bother?

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