Coloured Vinyl, High Quality, Limited Edition, Bonus Track(S)
The complete original LP Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter. Intended as a homage to composer Cole Porter, Bird never saw the final product, as he died on March 12, 1955, before the LP’s release date. Parker is the only horn here, playing in a quintet with guitar.
Charlie Parker, alto sax on all tracks, plus:
A1-A5: Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Jerome Darr (g), Teddy Kotick (b), Roy Haynes (d). New York, March 31, 1954.
A6-A7 & B1-B3: Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Billy Bauer (g), Teddy Kotick (b), Art Taylor (d). New York, December 10, 1954.
B4: Walter Bishop, Jr. (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Max Roach (d), Luis Miranda (cga), prob. Jose Mangual (bgo). New York, January 23, 1952.
B5-B6: Charlie Parker Big Band: Jimmy Maxwell, Carl Poole, Al Porcino, Bernie Privin (tp), Bill Harris, Lou McGarity, Bart Varsalona (tb), Harry Terrill, Murray Williams (as), Flip Phillips, Hank Ross (ts), Danny Bank (bar), Oscar Peterson (p), Freddie Green (g), Ray Brown (b), Don Lamond (d), Joe Lippman (arr, cond). New York, March 25, 1952.
B7: Charlie Parker and His Orchestra: Junior Collins (fhr), Al Block (fl), Hal McKusick (cl), Tom Mace (oboe), Mannie Thaler (bassoon), Tony Aless (p), Charles Mingus (b), Max Roach (d), Dave Lambert Singers (vcl group incl. Annie Ross), Gil Evans (arr, cond). New York, May 25, 1953.
All original sessions produced by Norman Granz