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The Complete Verve Master Takes (Box Set)


Download links and information about The Complete Verve Master Takes (Box Set) by Charlie Parker. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Jazz, Latin, Bop genres. It contains 73 tracks with total duration of 03:49:52 minutes.

Artist: Charlie Parker
Release date: 2003
Genre: Jazz, Latin, Bop
Tracks: 73
Duration: 03:49:52
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No. Title Length
1. The Bird (Live, Carnegie Hall) (featuring Charlie Parker Quartet) 4:44
2. Cardboard (featuring The Charlie Parker Septet) 3:10
3. Visa (featuring The Charlie Parker Septet) 2:58
4. Segment - Tune X (featuring The Charlie Parker Quintet) 3:18
5. Passport - Tune Y (Rare) 2:54
6. Passport - Tune Z (Common) 2:59
7. Just Friends 3:29
8. Everything Happens to Me 3:15
9. April in Paris 3:05
10. Summertime 2:45
11. I Didn't Know What Time It Was 3:12
12. If I Should Lose You 2:46
13. Star Eyes (1950 Studio Version) (featuring Charlie Parker Quartet) 3:28
14. Blues (Fast) (featuring Charlie Parker Quartet) 2:45
15. I'm In the Mood for Love (featuring Charlie Parker Quartet) 2:51
16. Bloomdido (featuring Dizzy Gillespie) 3:24
17. An Oscar for Treadwell (Take 4) (featuring Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Curly Russell, Thelonious Monk) 3:22
18. Mohawk (Take 6) (featuring Dizzy Gillespie) 3:35
19. My Melancholy Baby (Take 2) (featuring Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Curly Russell, Thelonious Monk) 3:23
20. Leap Frog (Take 11) (featuring Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Curly Russell, Thelonious Monk) 2:28
21. Relaxing With Lee (Take 6) (featuring Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Curly Russell, Thelonious Monk) 2:46
22. Dancing in the Dark 3:10
23. Out of Nowhere 3:05
24. Laura 2:57
25. East of the Sun (West of the Moon) 3:38
26. They Can't Take That Away from Me 3:19
27. Easy to Love 3:29
28. I'm In the Mood for Love (Take 2) 3:33
29. I'll Remember April (Take 3) 3:04
30. Au Privave (Take 3) (featuring The Charlie Parker Quintet) 2:43
31. She Rote (Take 5) (featuring The Charlie Parker Quintet) 3:05
32. K.C. Blues (featuring Miles Davis) 3:24
33. Star Eyes (1951 Studio Version) (featuring The Charlie Parker Quintet) 3:34
34. My Little Suede Shoes (featuring Charlie Parker Sextet) 3:03
35. Un Poquito de Tu Amor (featuring Charlie Parker Sextet) 2:41
36. Tico Tico (featuring Charlie Parker Sextet) 2:44
37. Fiesta (featuring Charlie Parker Sextet) 2:50
38. Why Do I Love You? (Take 7) (featuring Charlie Parker Sextet) 3:05
39. Blues for Alice (featuring The Charlie Parker Quintet) 2:46
40. Si Si (featuring The Charlie Parker Quintet) 2:38
41. Swedish Schnapps (Take 4) (featuring The Charlie Parker Quintet) 3:10
42. Back Home Blues (Take 2) (featuring The Charlie Parker Quintet) 2:46
43. Loverman (featuring The Charlie Parker Quintet) 3:22
44. Temptation 3:30
45. Lover 3:06
46. Autumn in New York 3:28
47. Stella By Starlight 2:56
48. Mama Inez (featuring The Charlie Parker Septet) 2:53
49. La Cucaracha (Take 4) (featuring The Charlie Parker Septet) 2:41
50. Estrellita (Take 6) (featuring The Charlie Parker Septet) 2:43
51. Begin the Beguine (featuring Charlie Parker Sextet) 3:13
52. La Paloma (featuring The Charlie Parker Septet) 2:39
53. Night and Day 2:50
54. Almost Like Being In Love 2:33
55. I Can't Get Started 3:08
56. What Is This Thing Called Love? 2:36
57. The Song Is You (featuring Charlie Parker Quartet) 2:56
58. Laird Baird (featuring Charlie Parker Quartet) 2:44
59. Kim (Take 4) (featuring Charlie Parker Quartet) 2:58
60. Cosmic Rays (Alternate Take 2) (featuring Charlie Parker Quartet) 3:05
61. In the Still of the Night (Take 7) 3:23
62. Old Folks (Take 9) 3:34
63. If I Love Again (featuring Charles Mingus) 2:25
64. Chi-Chi (Take 6) (featuring Charlie Parker Quartet) 3:03
65. I Remember You (featuring Charlie Parker Quartet) 3:02
66. Now's the Time (featuring Charlie Parker Quartet) 3:00
67. Confirmation (Take 3) (featuring Charlie Parker Quartet) 2:57
68. I Get a Kick Out of You (Take 7) (featuring The Charlie Parker Quintet) 3:34
69. Just One of Those Things (featuring The Charlie Parker Quintet) 2:40
70. My Heart Belongs to Daddy (Take 2) (featuring The Charlie Parker Quintet) 3:18
71. I've Got You Under My Skin 3:33
72. Love for Sale (Take 5) (featuring Charlie Parker Quartet) 5:34
73. I Love Paris (Take 3) (featuring The Charlie Parker Quintet) 5:07



Along with a complete duplication of the 24 performances included in Complete Verve Masters with Strings, which was issued a year earlier than this set, there are 50 other master takes here produced by Norman Granz, ranging from a 1947 Carnegie Hall date to Parker's last in 1954. Many of the cuts come from 1950-1952. Half of the 1949 sessions are string dates; the rest come from sessions with Kenny Dorham, Tommy Turk, Al Haig, Tommy Potter, and Carlos Vidal. The most rewarding performances are a reunion of sorts with Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, along with Curly Russell and Buddy Rich, from April 1950. These tracks are nearly seminal versions of "Mohawk," "Leapfrog," and "Relaxin' with Lee," along with fine reads of "Bloomdido," "An Oscar for Treadwell," and "My Melancholy Baby." Four other cuts come from a brief reunion with Miles Davis and Max Roach in January of 1951 with Teddy Kotick and Walter Bishop, Jr. rounding out the band, and include smokingly hot versions of "Au Privave," "She Rote," and "K.C Blues." Other musicians who appear here are Oscar Peterson, Red Rodney, Kenny Clarke, John Lewis, and Billy Bauer, among dozens of others. The package is beautiful in a decorated, painted silver metal box that the CDs fold out of, but the booklet — like Universal's Joni Mitchell set — falls apart because of bogus stitching. There is undoubtedly great music here, although it would have worked better as a double set to respect those who were righteous enough to buy the strings disc.