Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Charlie Parker Quartet with Strings (1949)

This is the legendary November 30, 1949 session, meticulously transferred to digital from my original Mercury 78rpm 3-record album. The Verve remastered CD always sounded too artificial to my ears, so there you go, enjoy a slice of recorded music history.

319-5 Just Friends - Mercury 11036
320-3 Everything Happens To Me - Mercury 11036
321-3 April In Paris - Mercury 11037
322-2 Summertime - Mercury 11038
323-2 I Didn't Know What Time It Was - Mercury 11038
324-3 If I Should Lose You - Mercury 11037

Charlie Parker Quartet With Jimmy Carroll Orchestra

Mitch Miller (ob, ehr) Charlie Parker (as) Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milton Lomask (vln) Frank Brieff (vla) Frank Miller (vlc) Meyer Rosen (harp) Stan Freeman (p) Ray Brown (b) Buddy Rich (d) Jimmy Carroll (arr, cond)

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, November 30, 1949


d3lta said...


Melanchthon said...

Amazing ! Thank you very much.

d3lta said...

You are most welcome my friend :)

Bhowani said...

Thanks a lot ! as a completist of the Bird, I need to compare your share with the others I have from this session ! I will tell you my feelings precisely here by respect of your efforts...