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Charlie Parker - Bird In Time 1940-1947
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Charlie Parker – Bird in Time: 1940-1947” is a unique four disc set produced by Bebop Jazz Historian Michael D. Anderson. This set chronicles the early developmental stages of the career of the artist from 1940 to the fall of 1947. This includes his performances in the Jay McShann band, his work as a sideman, collaborations with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, as well as his leadership of various groups.

In addition to select recordings, the four disc set includes unique interviews by Mr. Anderson with artists who performed with Charlie Parker, or "Bird" as they knew him, describing in detail their experiences with him during this period of time. These interviews provide, for the first time, a glimpse into the creative process that was engaged in making these song tracks. This is a "must have" for serious Charlie Parker music collectors.


Personnel


Jay McShann, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Cootie Williams, Clyde Hart All-Stars, Earl Hines, Billy Eckstein and more!
Selected Interviews with:
Charlie Parker, Max Roach, Roy Porter, Milt Jackson and more!


Track Listing

Disc One
1. Charlie Parker Interview-Remembers family/high school band/early gigs 1/early gigs 2
8:40
2. Variations/Honeysuckle Rose/Body and Soul
3:05
3. I Got Rhythm
3:38
4. I Found A New Baby
3:00
5. Body And Soul
2:52
 
6. Moten Swing
2:49
 
7. Coquette
3:11
 
8. Oh Lady Be Good
2:57
 
9. Wichita Blues
3:11
 
10. Honeysuckle Rose
2:59
 
11. Max Roach Interview - Meeting Bird/Cherokee 1943
2:08
 
12. Cherokee
2:50
 
13. St. Louis Mood
4:42
 
14. I Got It Bad
4:00
 
15. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
4:03
 
16. Hootie Blues
4:36
 
17. Swinmatism
4:02
 
18. Theme: Love Don't Get You Nothin'
0:29
 
19. Cherokee
3:10
 
20. My Heart Tells Me
3:18
 
21. I Found A New Baby
3:31
 
22. Body And Soul #2
1:39
 
Disc Two
1. Sweet Georgia Brown
2:39
 
2. I Got Rhythm
4:14
 
3. Max Roach Interview - Musicians Coming To New York
2:32
 
4. Boogie Woogie
3:37
 
5. Shoe Shine Swing
4:14
 
6. Body And Soul #3
1:52
 
7. Embraceable You
2:41
 
8. Charlie Parker Interview - Rubberlegs Williams
0:49
 
9. That's The Blues
3:13
 
10. Charlie Parker Interview - Clyde Hart All-Stars
0:40
 
11. Dream of You
2:55
 
12. 7th Avenue
2:56
 
13. Charlie Parker Speaks - The Earl Hines / Billy Eckstine Bands
0:47
 
14. Charlie Parker Speaks - The Song - Mop Mop
0:14
 
15. Mop Mop (exerpt)
0:31
 
16. Theme: Round Midnight
0:20
 
17. 711
3:10
 
18. Cootie Williams Speaks - Introduction
0:12
 
19. Do Nothin' TIll You Hear From Me
4:07
 
20. Don't Blame Me
3:58
 
21. Perdido
4:06
 
22. Night Cap
4:57
 
23. Saturday Night
3:20
 
24. MC Announcement
0:04
 
25. Floogie Boo
3:52
 
26. MC Announcement
0:20
 
27. St. Louis Blues
1:53
 
28. Max Roach Speaks - Diz Introduces Bird To New York
1:01
 
29. Sweet Georgia Brown #2
3:20
 
30. Lover, Come back To Me
3:29
 
Disc Three
1. Teddy Edwards Speaks - West Coast Music Scene
3:45
 
2. Intro
1:20
 
3. Shaw'n Nuff
4:11
 
4. MC Announcement
0:23
 
5. Groovin' High
5:39
 
6. MC Announcement
0:25
 
7. Dizzy Atmosphere
4:25
 
8. Milt Jackson Speaks - West Coast Music Scene mid '40's
0:35
 
9. Salt Peanuts
2:05
 
10. Diggin' Diz
2:52
 
11. Roy Porter Speaks - The West Coast Club Scene #1
2:02
 
12. Teddy Edwards Speaks - Charlie Parker Playing With Maggie
1:13
 
13. Howard McGhee Discusses his History
5:08
 
14. Jam Session - Announcement
1:21
 
15. Tea For Two
2:46
 
16. Body And Soul (Jam Session Medly)
2:39
 
17. Cherokee (Jam Session Medly)
3:04
 
18. Teddy Edwards Speaks - Maggie / Charlie's First Dial Date
2:02
 
19. Roy Porter Speaks - First Dial Session
2:45
 
20. Roy Porter Speaks - Second Dial Session
0:41
 
21. Lover Man
3:21
 
22. Max Is Makin' Wax (aka Chance It)
2:32
 
23. The Gypsy
3:04
 
24. Bebop
2:55
 
25. Roy Porter Speaks - Second Dial Session (cont'd)
1:48
 
26. Teddy Edwards Speaks - After Charlie Parker's Collapse
2:48
 
27. Howard McGhee Remembers Charlie Parker
0:52
 
28. Lullaby In Rhythm
1:30
 
29. Lullaby In Rhythm
1:32
 
30. Homecooking - 1 - Lullaby In Rhythm
2:22
 
31. Homecooking - 2 - Cherokee
2:07
 
32. Homecooking - 3 - I Got Rhythm
1:45
 
Disc Four
1. Earl Coleman Speaks - This Is Always/Dark Shadows Part 1
1:31
 
2. This Is Always
3:11
 
3. Dark Shadows
4:03
 
4. Earl Coleman Speaks This Is Always/Dark Shadows Part 2
1:49
 
5. Roy Porter Speaks The Hi-De-Ho Club
0:27
 
6. Dee Dee's Dance
3:50
 
7. Roy Porter Speaks - Maggie Plays At Fast Tempos
1:59
 
8. Earl Coleman Speaks - Maggie
4:28
 
9. Milt Jackson Speaks - Meeting Maggie
0:57
 
10. Introduction/Koko
1:13
 
11. Hot House
5:13
 
12. Fine And Dandy
 
13. Introduction To Koko
1:09
 
14. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
3:25
 
15. How Deep Is The Ocean
3:01
 
16. Tiger Rag
3:48
 
17. Theme: 52nd Street Theme
0:49
 
18. Intro: 52nd Street Theme
2:17
 
19. Donna Lee
2:25
 
20. Theme: Koko
6:21
 

Press Quotes


"Bird in Time is an essential item for collectors of Parker's music" - Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide

"Bird in Time 1940-1947 is a wonderful collection for Charlie Parker fans. The works themselves are great, and the supplemental interviews and reading only strengthen the music." - Henry Smith, All About Jazz

"...this 4 disc album is a treasure that will live forever in the annals of jazz history" - John Gilbert, ejazznews






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