CHARLIE PARKER: Unheard Bird – The Unissued Takes (Deluxe 2CD)

Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes (Deluxe 2CD)

USM are pleased to announce the latest addition to our Verve 60 campaign, “Unheard Bird”; a comprehensive two-disc set featuring previously unknown music – 58 never listed studio takes from Charlie Parker. Originally issued on Mercury and Clef, but ultimately housed on Verve, the Parker/Granz studio collaborations were well-designed and thoughtfully conceived to display Bird’s unparalleled talents in a variety of contexts.

These included Parker’s four to six piece ensembles (both working and pick-up groups); Latin Jazz efforts, some of which were labeled “South of the Border;” the orchestral Charlie Parker including his masterpieces with strings; standard Big Band; and Parker’s prescient view of the Third Stream. Unheard Bird touches on all of these, including a couple of brief false starts on “If I Should Lose You” that were not included in the remarkable 2015 companion set, Charlie Parker With Strings: Deluxe Edition.

 

  • Okiedoke - Charlie Parker, Machito And His Afro-Cuban Orchestra
  • Okiedoke - Charlie Parker, Machito And His Afro-Cuban Orchestra
  • Okiedoke - Charlie Parker, Machito And His Afro-Cuban Orchestra
  • Okiedoke - Charlie Parker, Machito And His Afro-Cuban Orchestra
  • Okiedoke - Charlie Parker, Machito And His Afro-Cuban Orchestra
  • Visa - Charlie Parker Septet
  • Visa - Charlie Parker Septet
  • Visa - Charlie Parker Septet
  • Visa - Charlie Parker Septet
  • Tune X - Charlie Parker Quintet
  • Tune X - Charlie Parker Quintet
  • Tune X - Charlie Parker Quintet
  • Diverse - Tune X - Charlie Parker Quintet
  • Segment - Tune X - Charlie Parker Quintet
  • Tune Y - Charlie Parker
  • Passport - Tune Y (Rare) - Charlie Parker
  • Tune Z - Charlie Parker
  • Tune Z - Charlie Parker
  • Tune Z - Charlie Parker
  • Tune Z - Charlie Parker
  • Tune Z - Charlie Parker
  • Tune Z - Charlie Parker
  • Passport - Tune Z (Common) - Charlie Parker
  • If I Should Lose You - Charlie Parker
  • If I Should Lose You - Charlie Parker
  • Star Eyes - Charlie Parker Quartet
  • Star Eyes - Charlie Parker Quartet
  • Star Eyes - Charlie Parker Quartet
  • Blues (Fast) - Charlie Parker Quartet
  • Blues (Fast) - Charlie Parker Quartet
  • Blues (Fast) - Charlie Parker Quartet
  • Blues (Fast) - Charlie Parker Quartet
  • Blues (Fast) - Charlie Parker Quartet
  • Blues (Fast) - Charlie Parker Quartet
  • Blues (Fast) - Charlie Parker Quartet
  • Blues (Fast) - Charlie Parker Quartet
  • Bloomdido - Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie
  • Bloomdido - Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie

 

Disc: 2

  • An Oscar For Treadwell - Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Curly Russell, Buddy Rich
  • An Oscar For Treadwell - Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Curly Russell, Buddy Rich
  • An Oscar For Treadwell - Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Curly Russell, Buddy Rich
  • An Oscar For Treadwell - Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Curly Russell, Buddy Rich
  • Mohawk - Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie
  • Mohawk - Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie
  • Mohawk - Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie
  • Mohawk - Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie
  • My Little Suede Shoes - Charlie Parker
  • My Little Suede Shoes - Charlie Parker
  • My Little Suede Shoes - Charlie Parker
  • My Little Suede Shoes - Charlie Parker
  • Tico Tico - Charlie Parker Sextet
  • Tico Tico - Charlie Parker Sextet
  • Tico Tico - Charlie Parker Sextet
  • Tico Tico - Charlie Parker Sextet
  • Tico Tico - Charlie Parker Sextet
  • Fiesta - Charlie Parker Sextet
  • Fiesta - Charlie Parker Sextet
  • Mama Inez - Charlie Parker Septet
  • Mama Inez - Charlie Parker Septet
  • Night And Day - Charlie Parker
  • Night And Day - Charlie Parker
  • Night And Day - Charlie Parker
  • Almost Like Being In Love - Charlie Parker
  • Almost Like Being In Love - Charlie Parker
  • Almost Like Being In Love - Charlie Parker
  • What Is This Thing Called Love? - Charlie Parker
  • What Is This Thing Called Love? - Charlie Parker
  • What Is This Thing Called Love? - Charlie Parker
  • What Is This Thing Called Love? - Charlie Parker

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