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Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker With Strings (LP)

When producer Norman Granz decided to let Charlie Parker record standards with a full string section (featuring Mitch Miller on oboe!), the purists cried sellout, but nothing could be further from the truth. There's a real sense of involvement from Bird on these sides... The music on this collection is lush, poetic, romantic as hell, and the perfect antidote to a surfeit of jazz records featuring undisciplined blowing. There's a lot of jazz, but there's only one Bird.


April In Paris
If I Should Lose You
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Everything Happens To Me
Just Friends
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
Easy To Love
Out Of Nowhere
I’m In The Mood For Love
I’ll Remember April