Charlie Parker

The Complete Savoy Sessions

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This three-CD box set contains all of the recordings Charlie Parker made for the Savoy label and it is overflowing with gems and an almost countless number of alternate takes. Bird was one of the most important jazzmen of all time and nearly every note he recorded (in the studios if not live) is well worth hearing. This box starts off with his sideman date with Tiny Grimes in 1944, contains Parker's famous "Ko Ko" session of 1945 (with a young Miles Davis on trumpet and highlighted by "Now's the Time" and "Billie's Bounce"), and continues through his 1947-1948 quintet sessions with a more mature Miles Davis; either Bud Powell, John Lewis, or Duke Jordan on piano; bassists Tommy Potter, Curly Russell, or Nelson Boyd; and drummer Max Roach. Together they recorded such classics as "Donna Lee," "Chasin' the Bird," "Milestones," and "Parker's Mood." Every scrap that the great altoist cut for Savoy is in this box.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:03
2 3:03
3 2:57
4 2:59
5 3:02
6 3:09
7 1:05
8 3:08
9 0:47
10 3:05
11 3:19
12 3:10
13 2:37
14 2:44
15 1:46
16 3:08
17 1:41
18 3:12
19 0:23
20 0:41
21 3:11
22 3:16

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:59
2 0:25
3 2:55
4 3:17
5 0:39
6 2:55
7 0:13
8 2:59
9 2:30
10 2:35
11 2:32
12 2:55
13 0:20
14 2:59
15 2:43
16 0:06
17 2:57
18 2:57
19 0:35
20 2:36
21 0:21
22 2:28
23 0:09
24 2:35
25 2:44
26 0:48
27 3:07
28 2:48

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:49
2 2:42
3 0:53
4 2:21
5 0:06
6 2:27
7 0:15
8 0:45
9 1:05
10 2:37
11 2:52
12 0:05
13 2:49
14 2:44
15 2:59
16 0:11
17 2:34
18 2:37
19 0:46
20 2:35
21 2:28
22 0:39
23 2:54
24 0:23
25 2:32
26 2:07
27 0:22
28 2:26
29 0:08
30 3:27
31 0:13
32 2:11

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:04
2 2:05
3 0:29
4 2:11
5 0:22
6 0:48
7 2:19
8 2:35
9 0:06
10 1:17
11 0:54
12 0:07
13 2:54
14 0:11
15 1:02
16 0:08
17 3:02
18 0:37
19 0:50
20 2:46
21 0:11
22 3:05
23 2:21
24 2:27
25 2:43
26 2:50
27 2:49
28 3:11
29 3:18
30 2:34
31 2:47
32 2:59
33 3:15
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