Charlie Parker - Complete Live At The Hi-Hat
Cat. no: 244111
Release Date: 20th November 2020
Charlie Parker made several visits to Boston in 1953-1954, where he was often hired to play as a ‘single’ at the Hi-Hat Club, backed by local musicians.
Among them were some very well-known names such as trumpeter Joe Gordon, pianist Dick Twardzik and bassist Jimmy Woode (who was born in Philadelphia but studied in Boston). Also heard here on some tracks are the great Charles Mingus, Roy Haynes, and on one broadcast tenor saxophonist Jay Migliori, who would form the Charlie Parker tribute band Supersax in 1972.
Among the highlights are Bird’s best version of ‘My Funny Valentine’ and a wonderful small-group reading of ‘Laura’, which Bird usually played with strings. A set featuring Parker as a guest of Stan Kentons orchestra, recorded during the same period and containing another version of ‘My Funny Valentine’, has been added as a bonus.
CD 1: Introduction / Ornithology / Cool Blues / Groovin’ High / Don’t Blame Me / Scrapple From The Apple / Cheryl / Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid / I’ll Remember April / Introduction / Cool Blues / Announcement / Scrapple From The Apple / Presentation Of The Band / Laura / Closing Announcement
CD 2: My Funny Valentine / Announcement / Ornithology / Announcement / My Little Suede Shoes / 52nd Street Theme / Announcement By Bird / Now’s The Time / Groovin’ High / Announcement / Cheryl / Ornithology / 52nd Street Theme / Now’s The Time / Announcement / Out Of Nowhere / My Little Suede Shoes / Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid
CD 3: Introduction / Ornithology / Out Of Nowhere / Cool Blues / Scrapple From The Apple / Cool Blues / My Little Suede Shoes / Bird Talks With Symphony Sid / Ornithology / Announcement / Out Of Nowhere / Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid / Night And Day / My Funny Valentin / Cherokee