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Charlie Parker

Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes

Verve60



2cd

Released: 29th Jul 2016

£11.99


this comprehensive two-disc set features a gold mine of previously unknown music – 58 never listed studio takes from the bird himself.

Originally issued on Mercury and Clef, but ultimately housed on Verve, the Parker/Granz studio collaborations were well-designed and thoughtfully conceived to display Bird’s unparalleled talents in a variety of contexts. These included Parker’s four to six piece ensembles (both working and pick-up groups); Latin Jazz efforts, some of which were labeled 'South of the Border;' the orchestral Charlie Parker including his masterpieces with strings; standard Big Band; and Parker’s prescient view of the Third Stream. ‘Unheard Bird’ touches on all of these, including a couple of brief false starts on 'If I Should Lose You'.

 

Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes

Tracklist

  1. Okiedoke incomplete
  2. Okiedoke alternate take
  3. Okiedoke incomplete
  4. Okiedoke alternate take
  5. Okiedoke released master
  6. Visa incomplete
  7. Visa alternate take
  8. Visa false start
  9. Visa released master
  10. Tune X incompletes & false start
  11. Tune X alternate take
  12. Tune X incompletes
  13. Tune X, a.k.a. 'Diverse' released master
  14. Tune X, a.k.a. 'Segment' released master
  15. Tune Y false starts
  16. Tune Y, a.k.a. 'Passport' released 'rare' master
  17. Tune Z false start
  18. Tune Z alternate take
  19. Tune Z false starts
  20. Tune Z alternate take
  21. Tune Z false starts
  22. Tune Z alternate take
  23. Tune Z, also a.k.a. 'Passport' released 'common' master
  24. If I Should Lose You false starts
  25. If I Should Lose You released master
  26. Star Eyes incomplete & false start
  27. Star Eyes incomplete
  28. Star Eyes released master
  29. Blues (Fast) false starts
  30. Blues (Fast) alternate take
  31. Blues (Fast) false start
  32. Blues (Fast) alternate take
  33. Blues (Fast) incomplete
  34. Blues (Fast) alternate take
  35. Blues (Fast) abandoned take, studio chatter
  36. Blues (Fast) released master
  37. Bloomdido false starts
  38. Bloomdido released master Disc 2
  39. An Oscar for Treadwell incomplete
  40. An Oscar for Treadwell incomplete
  41. An Oscar For Treadwell released alternate take
  42. An Oscar For Treadwell released master
  43. Mohawk incomplete & false start
  44. Mohawk released alternate take
  45. Mohawk false start
  46. Mohawk released master
  47. My Little Suede Shoes alternate take w/false start
  48. My Little Suede Shoes alternate take
  49. My Little Suede Shoes alternate take
  50. My Little Suede Shoes released master
  51. Tico Tico alternate take w/false start
  52. Tico Tico false starts
  53. Tico Tico alternate take
  54. Tico Tico false starts
  55. Tico Tico released master
  56. Fiesta alternate take w/false start
  57. Fiesta released master
  58. Mama Inez alternate take
  59. Mama Inez released master
  60. Night And Day alternate take
  61. Night And Day alternate take
  62. Night And Day released master
  63. Almost Like Being In Love alternate take
  64. Almost Like Being In Love false start & incomplete
  65. Almost Like Being In Love released master
  66. What Is This Thing Called Love incomplete
  67. What Is This Thing Called Love alternate take
  68. What Is This Thing Called Love incomplete
  69. What Is This Thing Called Love released master