Thursday, July 21, 2011

Charlie Parker Bird At St Nicks

Charlie Parker attracted young musicians like a magnet.
Among them was trombonist Jimmy Knepper, who, at a time when tape recording was a brand new thing, captured Bird in flight one winter night in Manhattan.He soared and when Charlie Mingus heard the music years later, he issues it as his first release on his new Jazz Workshop label.Since then many private recordings of Parker have been made public. This was one of the first and remains one of the best, a precious musical document
Charlie Parker Bird At St Nick's
Label Original Jazz Classics
Orig Year 1950 (Remastered 1991)
1. I Didn't Know What Time It Was 2:35
2. Ornithology 3:27
3. Embraceable You 2:17
4. Visa 2:58
5. I Cover The Waterfront 1:44
6. Scrapple From The Apple 4:37
7. Star Eyes/52nd Street Theme 3:06
8. Confirmation 3:14
9. Out Of Nowhere 2:17
10. Hot House 3:46
11. What's New 2:43
12. Now's The Time 4:16
13. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes/52nd Street Theme 4:46

Recorded in New York 18 February 1650
Audio Restoration and Digital Remastering 1992 BY Kirk Fallon[Fantasy Studios, Berkeley