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Now's the Time
Now's the Time
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5.0 out of 5 stars these liner notes are even better, 15 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Now's the Time (Audio CD)
Charlie Parker
Now's the time 10CD BOXSET
CD 1
1. Swingmatism
Jay McShann and his Orchestra
Buddy Anderson, Harold Bruce, Orville Minor (tp) Joe Taswell Baird (tb) John
Jackson, Charlie Parker (as) Harold Ferguson, Bob Mabane (ts) Jay McShann (p)
Gene Ramey (b) Gus Johnson (d) Walter Brown (vo -2)
Dallas, TX, April 30, 1941
Decca
2. The Jumpin' Blues
Jay McShann and his Orchestra
Buddy Anderson, Bob Merrill, Orville Minor (tp) Lawrence Anderson, Joe Taswell
Baird (tb) John Jackson, Charlie Parker (as) Fred Culliver, Bob Mabane (ts) James
Coe (bars) Jay McShann (p) Leonard "Lucky" Enois (g) Gene Ramey (b) Doc West
(d) Walter Brown (vo -1,3) Al Hibbler (vo -2)
NYC, July 2, 1942
Decca
3. Tiny's Tempo
4. I'll Always Love You
5. Romance Without Finance
6. Red Cross
Tiny Grimes Quintet
Charlie Parker (as) Clyde Hart (p) Tiny Grimes (g, vo) Jimmy Butts (b, vo) Doc West
(d)
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, September 15, 1944
Savoy
7. Dream Of You
Clyde Hart's All Stars
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Trummy Young (tb, vo) Charlie Parker (as) Don Byas (ts) Clyde
Hart (p) Mike Bryan (g) Al Hall (b) Specs Powell (d) Rubberlegs Williams (vo -1/5)
NYC, January 4, 1945
Continental
8. Groovin' High
9. Dizzy Atmosphere
10. All The Things You Are
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Clyde Hart (p) Remo Palmieri (g) Slam
Stewart (b) Cozy Cole (d)
NYC, February 28, 1945
Guild - Musicraft
11. Salt Peanuts
12. Shaw 'Nuff
13. Hot House
Dizzy Gillespie and his All Stars
Dizzy Gillespie (tp, vo) Charlie Parker (as) Al Haig (p) Curly Russell (b) Sidney
Catlett (d) Sarah Vaughan (vo -3)
NYC, May 11, 1945
Guild
14. Hallelujah
15. Get Happy
Red Norvo and his Selected Sextet
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Flip Phillips (ts) Red Norvo (vib) Teddy
Willson (p) Slam Stewart (b) Specs Powell (d)
NYC, June 6, 1945
Dial
16. Slam Slam Blues
17. Congo Blues
Red Norvo and his Selected Sextet
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Flip Phillips (ts) Red Norvo (vib) Teddy
Willson (p) Slam Stewart (b) J.C. Heard (d)
NYC, June 6, 1945
Dial
18. Takin' Off
19. 20Th Century Blues
20. The Street Beat
Sir Charles Thompson and his All Stars
Buck Clayton (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Dexter Gordon (ts) Sir Charles Thompson (p)
Danny Barker (g) Jimmy Butts (b) J.C. Heard (d)
NYC, September 4, 1945
Apollo
CD 2
1. Warning Up A Riff
2. Billie's Bounce
3. New's The Time
4. Thriving On A Riff
5. Meandering
6. Ko-Ko
Charlie Parker Rebeboppers
Miles Davis (tp -2/13) Charlie Parker (as) Sadik Hakim (p -11/13) Dizzy Gillespie (p
-1/10,16, tp, p -14,15) Curly Russell (b) Max Roach (d)
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, November 26, 1945
Savoy
7. Dizzy's Boogie
8. Flat Floot Floogie
9. Poppity Pop
10. Slim's Slam
Slim Gaillard and his Orchestra
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Jack McVea (ts) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Slim
Gaillard (p, g, vo) Bam Brown (b, vo) Zutty Singleton (d)
probably Hollywood, CA, December 29, 1945
Savoy
11. Diggin' Diz
Tempo Jazz Men / Dizzy Gillespie Jazzmen
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Lucky Thompson (ts) George Handy (p)
Arvin Garrison (g) Ray Brown (b) Stan Levey (d)
Electro Broadcast Studios, Glendale, CA, February 5, 1946
Dial
12. Moose The Mooche
13. Yardbird Suite
14. Ornithology
15. Night In Tunisia
Charlie Parker Septet
Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Lucky Thompson (ts) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Arvin
Garrison (g -4/11) Vic McMillan (b) Roy Porter (d)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, March 28, 1946
Dial
16. Max Is Making Wax
17. Lover Man
18. The Gypsy
Charlie Parker Quintet
Howard McGhee (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Jimmy Bunn (p) Bob Kesterson (b) Roy
Porter (d)
C.P. MacGregor Studios, Hollywood, CA, July 29, 1946
Dial
19. Bebop
Dizzy Gillespie - Charlie Parker
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Don Byas (ts -1,2,6,7) Al Haig (p) Curly
Russell (b) Max Roach (d -1/5) Sid Catlett (d -6,7)
"Town Hall", NYC, June 22, 1945
Uptown
20. This Is Always
Charlie Parker Quartet with Earl Coleman
Charlie Parker (as) Erroll Garner (p) Red Callender (b) Doc West (d) Earl Coleman
(vo)
C.P. MacGregor Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 19, 1947
Dial
CD 3
1. Dark Shadows
Charlie Parker Quartet with Earl Coleman
Charlie Parker (as) Erroll Garner (p) Red Callender (b) Doc West (d) Earl Coleman
(vo)
C.P. MacGregor Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 19, 1947
Dial
2. Bird's Nest
3. Cool Blues
Charlie Parker Quartet
Charlie Parker (as) Erroll Garner (p) Red Callender (b) Doc West (d)
C.P. MacGregor Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 19, 1947
Dial
4. Relaxin' At Camarillo
5. Cheers
6. Carvin' The Bird
7. Stupendous
Charlie Parker's New Stars
Howard McGhee (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Wardell Gray (ts) Dodo Marmarosa (p)
Barney Kessel (g) Red Callender (b) Don Lamond (d)
C.P. MacGregor Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 26, 1947 - Dial
8. Donna Lee
9. Chasin' The Bird
10. Cherly
11. Buzzy
Charlie Parker All Stars
Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Bud Powell (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, May 8, 1947
Savoy
12. Milestones
13. Little Willie Leaps
14. Half Nelson
15. Slippin' At Bells
Miles Davis All Stars
Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (ts) John Lewis (p) Nelson Boyd (b) Max Roach (d)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, August 14, 1947
Savoy
16. Dexterity
17. Bongo Bop
18. Dewey Square
19. The Hymn
20. Bird Of Paradise
Original Charlie Parker Quintet
Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach
(d)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 28, 1947
Dial
CD 4
1. Embraceable You
Original Charlie Parker Quintet
Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach
(d)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 28, 1947
Dial
2. Bird Feathers
3. Klact-Oveeseds-Tene
4. Scrapple From The Apple
5. My Old Flame
6. Out Of Nowhere
7. Don't Blame Me
Original Charlie Parker Quintet
Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach
(d)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 4, 1947
Dial
8. Drifting On A Reed
9. Quasimodo
10. Charlie's Wig
11. Bongo Beep
12. Crazeology
13. How Deep Is The Ocean ?
Original Charlie Parker Quintet with J.J. Johnson
Miles Davis (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Charlie Parker (as) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter
(b) Max Roach (d)
WOR Studios, NYC, December 17, 1947
Dial
14. Another Hair-Do
15. Bluebird
16. Klaunstance
17. Birds Get The Worm
Original Charlie Parker Quintet
Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach
(d)
United Sound Studios, Detroit, MI, December 21, 1947
Savoy
18. Barbados
19. Ah-Leu-Cha
20. Constellation
Charlie Parker All Stars
Miles Davis (tp -1/11) Charlie Parker (as) John Lewis (p) Curly Russell (b) Max
Roach (d)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948
Savoy
CD 5
1. Parker's Mood
Charlie Parker All Stars
Miles Davis (tp -1/11) Charlie Parker (as) John Lewis (p) Curly Russell (b) Max
Roach (d)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948
Savoy
2. Perhaps
3. Marmaduke
4. Steeplechase
5. Merry Go Round
Charlie Parker All Stars
Miles Davis (tp -1/11) Charlie Parker (as) John Lewis (p) Curly Russell (b) Max
Roach (d)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 24, 1948
Savoy
6. Segment
Charlie Parker Quintet
Kenny Dorham (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d)
NYC, May 5, 1949
Verve
7. Cardboard
Charlie Parker Septet
Kenny Dorham (tp) Tommy Turk (tb) Charlie Parker (as) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter
(b) Max Roach (d) Carlos Vidal (bgo)
NYC, February-March, 1949
Norgran
8. Passport
Charlie Parker Quintet
Kenny Dorham (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d)
NYC, May 5, 1949
Verve
9. Star Eyes
Charlie Parker Quartet
Charlie Parker (as) Hank Jones (p) Ray Brown (b) Buddy Rich (d)
NYC, March, 1950
Norgran
10. Ballade
Charlie Parker Quintet
Charlie Parker (as) Coleman Hawkins (ts -2) Hank Jones (p) Ray Brown (b) Buddy
Rich (d)
NYC, October, 1950
Verve
11. Bloomdido
12. My Melancholy Baby
13. Relaxin' With Lee
14. Leap Frog
15. An Oscar For Treadwell
16. Mohawk
17. My Melancholy Baby
18. Relaxin' With Lee
Dizzy Gillespie - Charlie Parker Quintet
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Thelonious Monk (p) Curly Russell (b) Buddy
Rich (d)
NYC, June 6, 1950
Mercury - Verve
19. Overtime
20. Victory Ball
The Metronome All Stars
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (tp -1,2,5) Kai Winding (tb) J.J.
Johnson (tb -1,2,5) Buddy DeFranco (cl) Charlie Parker (as) Charlie Ventura (ts)
Ernie Caceres (bars -1,2,5) Lennie Tristano (p -1,2, p, arr -3/5) Billy Bauer (g) Eddie
Safranski (b) Shelly Manne (d) Pete Rugolo (arr -1,2)
RCA Studios, NYC, January 3, 1949
RCA - Victor
CD 6
1. Lady Be Good (Part 1)
Jazz at the Philharmonic
Al Killan, Howard McGhee (tp) Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (as) Lester Young (ts)
Arnold Ross (p) Billy Hadnott (b) Lee Young (d)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
Mercury
2. A Night In Tunisia
3. Dizzy Atmosphere
4. Groovin' High
5. Riff Warmer (Confirmation)
6. Ko-Ko
Charlie Parker Quintet
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Charlie Parker (as) John Lewis (p) Al McKibbon (b) Joe Harris
(d)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 29, 1947
Roost - Savoy
7. Embraceable You
Jazz at the Philharmonic
Roy Eldridge (tp) Tommy Turk (tb) Charlie Parker (as) Flip Phillips, Lester Young
(ts) Hank Jones (p) Ray Brown (b) Buddy Rich (d)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 18, 1949
Mercury
8. Ornithology
9. Cherly
10. Ko-Ko
11. Bird Of Paradise
12. Now's The Time
Charlie Parker Quintet
Red Rodney (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Roy Haynes (d)
'The Stars of Modern Jazz', "Carnegie Hall", NYC, December 24, 1949 - SCAM
CD 7
1. Sweet Georgia Brown
Jazz at the Philharmonic
Dizzy Gillespie, Al Killian (tp) Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (as) Charlie Ventura,
Lester Young (ts) Mel Powell (p) Billy Hadnott (b) Lee Young (d)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
Mercury
2. Lady Be Good (Part 1 & 2)
Jazz at the Philharmonic
Al Killan, Howard McGhee (tp) Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (as) Lester Young (ts)
Arnold Ross (p) Billy Hadnott (b) Lee Young (d)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
Mercury
3. Ballad Medley (All The Things You Are / Dearly Beloved etc.)
4. What Is This Thing Called Love ? - Jam Blues
Norman Granz' Jam Session
Charlie Shavers (tp) Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker (as) Flip Phillips,
Ben Webster (ts) Oscar Peterson (p) Barney Kessel (g) Ray Brown (b) J.C. Heard (d)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, July, 1952
Mercury
CD 8
1. Mango Mangue
2. No Noise (Part 1 & 2)
Machito and his Orchestra
Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Bob Woodlen (tp) Gene Johnson, Charlie
Parker, Fred Skerritt (as) Jose Madera (ts) Leslie Johnakins (bars) Rene Hernandez (p)
Roberto Rodriguez (b) Luis Miranda (cga) Jose Mangual (bgo) Ubaldo Nieto (tim)
Machito (arr, cond)
NYC, December 20, 1948
Mercury
3. My Little Suede Shoes
Charlie Parker's Jazzers
Charlie Parker (as) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Roy Haynes (d) Luis
Miranda (cga) Jose Mangual (bgo)
NYC, March 12, 1951
Mercury
4. Okiedoke
Machito and his Orchestra
Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Bob Woodlen (tp) Gene Johnson, Charlie
Parker, Fred Skerritt (as) Jose Madera (ts) Leslie Johnakins (bars) Rene Hernandez (p)
Roberto Rodriguez (b) Luis Miranda (cga) Jose Mangual (bgo) Ubaldo Nieto (tim)
Machito (arr, cond)
NYC, January, 1949
Mercury
5. Un Poquito De Tu Amor
6. Why Do I Love You ?
7. Tico Tico
8. Fiesta
Charlie Parker's Jazzers
Charlie Parker (as) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Roy Haynes (d) Luis
Miranda (cga) Jose Mangual (bgo)
NYC, March 12, 1951
Mercury - Norgran - Verve
9. Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite (Introduction/Cancion/Mambo etc.)
Machito and his Orchestra
Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Al Stewart, Bob
Woodlen (tp) unknown (cl) Gene Johnson, Charlie Parker, Fred Skerritt (as) Jose
Madera, Flip Phillips (ts) Sol Rabinowitz (ts, bars) Leslie Johnakins (bars) Rene
Hernandez (p) Roberto Rodriguez (b) Buddy Rich (d) Rafael Miranda, Chano Pozo
(cga) Jose Mangual (bgo) Ubaldo Nieto (tim) Machito (maracas) Chico O'Farrill (arr,
cond)
NYC, December 21, 1950 or late 1948
Mercury
10. La Cucaracha
11. Mama Inez
12. Estrellita
13. La Paloma
14. Begin The Beguine
Charlie Parker Sextet
Benny Harris (tp -1/9,11) Charlie Parker (as) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Teddy Kotick (b)
Max Roach (d) possibly Jose Mangual (bgo)
NYC, January 23, 1952
Mercury - Verve
CD 9
1. The Opener
Jazz at the Philharmonic
Roy Eldridge (tp) Tommy Turk (tb) Charlie Parker (as) Flip Phillips, Lester Young
(ts) Hank Jones (p) Ray Brown (b) Buddy Rich (d)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 18, 1949
Mercury
2. Lover Man
3. Swedish Schnapps
4. Blues For Alice
Charlie Parker Quintet
Red Rodney (tp) Charlie Parker (as) John Lewis (p) Ray Brown (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
RCA 24th Street Studios, NYC, August 8, 1951
Mercury - Verve - Clef
5. K.C. Blues
6. She Rote
7. Star Eyes
Charlie Parker Quintet
Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Max
Roach (d)
NYC, January 17, 1951
Mercury
8. Funky Blues
Norman Granz' Jam Session
Charlie Shavers (tp) Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker (as) Flip Phillips,
Ben Webster (ts) Oscar Peterson (p) Barney Kessel (g) Ray Brown (b) J.C. Heard (d)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, July, 1952
Mercury
9. I Can't Get Started (With You)
10. What Is This Thing Called Love ?
Charlie Parker with Joe Lippman Orchestra
Jimmy Maxwell, Carl Pool, Al Porcino, Bernie Privin (tp) Bill Harris, Lou McGarity,
Bart Varsalona (tb) Charlie Parker, Harry Terrill, Murray Williams (as) Flip Phillips,
Hank Ross (ts) Danny Bank (bars) Oscar Peterson (p) Freddie Green (g) Ray Brown
(b) Don Lamond (d) Joe Lippman (arr, cond)
First Ave. & East 44th St., NYC, March 25, 1952
Mercury
CD 10
1. Easy To Love
Charlie Parker Quartet with Strings
Charlie Parker (as) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Tommy Potter or Teddy Kotick (b) Roy
Haynes (d) unidentified strings
WABC radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, August 27, 1954
Ozone
2. Summertime
3. I didn't Know What Time It Was
4. If I Should Lose You
5. Just Friends
6. Everything Happens To Me
Charlie Parker Quartet with Jimmy Carroll Orchestra
Mitch Miller (ob, ehr) Charlie Parker (as) Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milton
Lomask (vln) Frank Brieff (vla) Frank Miller (vlc) Meyer Rosen (harp) Stan Freeman
(p) Ray Brown (b) Buddy Rich (d) Jimmy Carroll (arr, cond)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, November 30, 1949
Mercury
7. I'm In The Mood For Love
8. I'll Remember April
9. Dancing In The Dark
10. Out Of Nowhere
11. Laura
12. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
13. They Can't Take That Away From Me
Charlie Parker Quartet with Joe Lippman Orchestra
Joseph Singer (frh) Edwin C. Brown (ob) Charlie Parker (as) Sam Kaplan, Howard
Kay, Harry Melnikoff, Sam Rand, Ziggy Smirnoff (vln) Isadore Zir (vla) Maurice
Brown (vlc) Verley Mills (harp) Bernie Leighton (p) Ray Brown (b) Buddy Rich (d)
Joe Lippman (arr, cond)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, July 5, 1950
Mercury - Verve
14. Temptation
15. Lover
16. Autumn In New York
17. Stella By Starlight
Charlie Parker with Joe Lippman Orchestra
Chris Griffin, Al Porcino, Bernie Privin (tp) Will Bradley, Bill Harris (tb) unknown
(fl, ob) Toots Mondello, Charlie Parker, Murray Williams (as) Art Drelinger, Hank
Ross (ts) Stan Webb (bars) Verley Mills (harp) Lou Stein (p) Art Ryerson (g) Bob
Haggart (b) Don Lamond (d) Joe Lippman (arr, cond) unidentified strings
First Ave. & East 44th St., NYC, January 22, 1952
Mercury
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