Charlie Parker with Strings: Complete Master Takes ()


When producer Norman Granz decided to let Charlie Parker record standards with a full string section (featuring Mitch Miller on oboe!), the purists cried sellout, but nothing could be further from the truth. There's a real sense of involvement from Bird on these sides, which collect up all the master takes and also include some live tracks from Carnegie Hall that -- judging from the sometimes uneasy murmurings of the crowd -- amply illustrate just how weirdly this mixture of bop lines against "legit" arrangements was ...

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  1. Just Friends
  2. Everything Happens to Me
  3. April in Paris
  4. Summertime
  5. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  6. If I Should Lose You
  7. Dancing in the Dark
  8. Out of Nowhere
  9. Laura
  10. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
  11. They Can't Take That Away from Me
  12. Easy to Love
  13. I'm in the Mood for Love
  14. I'll Remember April
  15. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  16. April in Paris
  17. Repetition
  18. Easy to Love
  19. Rocker
  20. Temptation
  21. Lover
  22. Autumn in New York
  23. Stella by Starlight
  24. Repetition
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