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Best of the Complete Savoy & Dial Studio Recordings

1 July 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 July 2009
  • Label: Savoy Jazz
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 SLG, LLC
  • Total Length: 59:55
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  • ASIN: B002I6IBRI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,539 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful
A Gem in the Rough 5 Sep 2002
By Samuel Chell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This "Best Of" collection may just be the ticket for all of those Bird fans who were upset by the slip-shod packaging of "The Complete Savoy and Dial Studio Recordings." These are unquestionably the recordings upon which the Charlie Parker genius and musical legacy must primarily rest, and the listener will not have to wade through dozens of alternate takes and false starts to discover the real Bird. The sound mastering, while distorted on a few tracks (the price of introducing more "presence" into the alto saxophone's sound), is the best I've encountered--in fact, the CD definitely eclipses the Ken Burns' single-disc compilation in terms of audio quality as well as song selection. My disappointment at the omission of "Donna Lee" is compensated for by the inclusion of both "Embraceable You" (the celebrated version) and "Night in Tunisia" (but not the concert version with Diz containing the famous 4-bar break).

Unlike some collectors, I find the fold-out cardboard container, with large-scale photos and ample notes, preferable to another broken plastic jewel case.

One caveat: Producer Orrin Keepnews' notes are written neither for the neophyte nor this single-disc down-sized edition. Aside from factual matters such as dates and personnel, they're pretty useless. The music, on the other hand (even as I'm now listening to Bird's bracing and brilliant playing), is simply priceless.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Perhaps all you need 27 Oct 2009
By Julian46 - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are interested in exploring Bird but are put off by the innumerable collections and packages, this might be the one for you. Most of the recordings are good quality or better, you get a flavor of CP's playing across forms that might surprise you, and the album has several gems that you'll want to listen to repeatedly. Culling a career, even a short one, into one meaningful disk is a thankless task but I feel Keepnews, who made this selection from his larger boxed set, has done a great job. If you start here, you may not stop, it's that good and it will let you appreciate why so many people keep pointing back to this player as a true musical giant.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Amust for Parker fans 24 Jan 2010
By Richard A. Hartline - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are a "Bird" fan this album is a must. It contains his best early works; especially his recordings on the"Dial' label.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Best of The Complete Savoy & Dial Studio Recordings 13 Feb 2013
By John - Published on Amazon.com
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One to have in your archive. I do not play it very often, due to the dated recording quality. But, it's from his best years and it was affordable compared to other issues.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Introducing Bird 21 Nov 2012
By M. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you are just starting to become familiar with Charlie Parker, the most influential jazz saxophonists of all time, this is a great place to start. All the classics are here. After this you naturally want more but, this is ground zero for a reasonable price.
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