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Ultimate: Charlie Parker


Download links and information about Ultimate: Charlie Parker by Charlie Parker. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 01:03:47 minutes.

Artist: Charlie Parker
Release date: 1999
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 01:03:47
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No. Title Length
1. After You've Gone (Live Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles 1946) 7:35
2. I Can't Get Started (Live Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles 1946) 9:17
3. Oh, Lady, Be Good! (Live Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles 1946) 11:13
4. I Got Rhythm (Live Embassy Auditorium, Los Angeles 1946) 12:54
5. The Bird (Live Carnegie Hall) (featuring Charlie Parker Quartet) 4:46
6. Repetition (Live Carnegie Hall 1950) (featuring Neal Hefti Orchestra) 2:58
7. Lover 3:06
8. Summertime 2:46
9. April In Paris 3:06
10. Everything Happens to Me 3:14
11. Mango Mangue (featuring Machito Orchestra) 2:52



Verve's Ultimate Charlie Parker may not live up to its billing, but the budget-priced collection is nevertheless a terrific introductory sampler. Jackie McLean, one of Bird's greatest disciples, selected the 11 songs on the compilation, and he did an excellent job of balancing acknowledged classics with choices that illustrate Parker's full range. Some listeners will undoubtedly find a favorite or two missing, but these 11 tracks — including "After You've Gone," "Oh, Lady, Be Good!," "The Bird," "Repetition," "Summertime," "April in Paris" and "Everything Happens to Me" — capture the essence of Parker's Verve recordings, which is enough to make this a worthwhile sampler.