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5.0 out of 5 stars A labour of love, 8 April 2010
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This review is from: Charlie Parker Omnibook: For E-Flat Instruments (Plastic Comb)
This is a book of Charlie Parker saxophone transcriptions made by Jamie Aebersold, among others, in the era before computers could do it for you. Someone sat down with a stack of 78 rpm records and worked out each note of famous Charlie Parker solos.

Jazz musicians can learn to play these using CDs. This is easier than it sounds as Parker played incredibly quickly!

Often it is easier to listen to the CDs and play by ear using the transcriptions as a kind of guide.

There are several different versions: the e-flat one is the only one worth having really if you are a sax player. The long melodic lines are unplayable if you take them from the B-flat book, really.

I bought the e flat book from Amazon years ago and it still keeps me busy!

In passing, the book is incredibly badly organised. Rather than put the tunes in alphabetical order, they are placed in a random order with an alphabetic list at the front-why?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The bible for alto and all Bird fans!, 13 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Charlie Parker Omnibook: For E-Flat Instruments (Plastic Comb)
V good book really I cant imagine how long it took to transcribe all these songs but they are perfect and really if u a serious jazzer u need to have this even if u have it tho dont expect to play exactly like Bird thats impossible but it does give u a good head start. I only give it 4 stars because the songs arent in proper order they are just random.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Charlie Parker for jazz students, 19 Sept. 2013
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Charlie Parker is recommended by many Jazz Sax players and this has some great pieces. It will be a book that many will keep returning to for many years.
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Charlie Parker Omnibook: For E-Flat Instruments by Charlie Parker (Plastic Comb - 1 Dec. 1978)
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