Charlie Parker – The Complete Verve Master Takes


In a remarkably short span of time, Charlie Parker rewrote the rules of jazz and established himself as one of the most important musicians of the twentieth century.

Parker made his mark in many ways — as a virtuoso saxophonist, and innovative composer, a trend-setting bandleader, and a galvanizing force in the development of modern jazz. He was on this earth for only thirty-four years, but he left behind several lifetimes’ worth of immortal music.

Much of that music was documented by Norman Granz, the legendary record producer and founder of Verve Records, between 1947 and late 1954, just a few months before Parker’s death. These three discs contain the master takes from every studio session Parker did for Granz, including the famous Charlie Parker With Strings recordings. With an all-star supporting cast that features Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, and many others.


01. The Bird
02. Cardboard
03. Visa
04. Segment
05. Passport – Tune Y (Rare)
06. Passport
07. Just Friends
08. Everything Happens to Me
09. April in Paris
10. Summertime
11. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
12. If I Should Lose You
13. Star Eyes
14. Blues (Fast)
15. I’m in the Mood for Love
16. Bloomdido
17. An Oscar for Treadwell
18. Mohawk
19. My Melancholy Baby
20. Leap Frog
21. Relaxin’ With Lee
22. Dancing in the Dark
23. Out of Nowhere
24. Laura
01. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
02. They Can’t Take That Away from Me
03. Easy To Love
04. I’m in the Mood for Love
05. I’ll Remember April
06. Au Privave
07. She Rote
08. K.C. Blues
09. Star Eyes
10. My Little Suede Shoes
11. Un Poquito de Tu Amor
12. Tico-Tico
13. Fiesta
14. Why Do I Love You
15. Blues for Alice
16. Si Si
17. Swedish Schnapps
18. Back Home Blues
19. Loverman
20. Temptation
21. Lover
22. Autumn in New York
23. Stella by Starlight
24. Mama Inez
25. La Cucaracha
01. Estrellita
02. Begin the Beguine
03. La Paloma
04. Night and Day
05. Almost Like Being in Love
06. I Can’t Get Started
07. What Is This Thing Called Love
08. The Song Is You
09. Laird Baird
10. Kim
11. Cosmic Rays
12. In The Still Of The Night
13. Old Folks
14. If I Love Again
15. Chi-Chi
16. I Remember You
17. Now’s the Time
18. Confirmation
19. I Get A Kick Out Of You
20. Just One of Those Things
21. My Heart Belongs to Daddy
22. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
23. Love for Sale
24. I Love Paris

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4 Responses to “Charlie Parker – The Complete Verve Master Takes”

  1. Kepler says:

    grande post, realy !!!

    I´d like to listen a brasilian music too.
    Bossa Nova and more…

  2. Paco's brother says:

    Les anges ont trouvé leur maître.

  3. I Grok Spock says:

    Good looking out!

  4. Eric says:


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