Charlie Parker

The Legendary Town Hall Concert, New York City 1945...Plus

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This dodgy Italian import contains a Town Hall concert from 1945 by Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Max Roach, Al Haig, and Red Callender. It features the introduction as well as eight tracks. The "bonus tracks" come from other concerts at the famed venue with different ensembles, some of them led by Gillespie with Big Sid Catlett on drums, Milt Jackson on vibes, and a host of others. The sound quality is fair, never quite dodgy, but never quite good either.

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