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4.0 out of 5 stars All the great Dial recordings, with lots of alternate takes, 11 Jun 2002
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This review is from: Charlie Parker On Dial - The Complete Sessions (Audio CD)
There is no doubt that this is a great album, the music is very fresh, sounding far more modern than 1946/47 recording dates might suggest. As a step from more traditional or swing style of jazz it makes a good intro into early and very tuneful Bop. It is worth being aware that the list of tracks may be a little misleading however. As with many 'complete' jazz albums there are a great many alternate takes of the more popular tunes. They also tend to be recorded one after the other, you will find yourself listening to 4 different versions of a track like Dark Shadows, all improvised and a different in their own way - this can be both intruiging and frustrating depending on your point of view - the Spotlight best of Dial double CD may just be a better bet for general listening. Whatever your preferences this is great stuff
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