Charlie Parker flourished when challenged by a foil of the improvisational caliber of Dizzy Gillespie. One factor may well have been that the trumpet chair was occupied by musicians still finding their own voices Miles Davis and his replacement, Kenny Dorham.
If Dizzy was the ultimate sparring partner for Bird, Fats Navarro came pretty damn close. What a lineup. This is one of the very few times that Bird trades fours with anybody — in this case, the great Fats Navarro. Astonishing playing all around. Virtually all of his peers — Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, and many more — survived and flourished for years and some cases decades in the age of the long-playing vinyl record.
Departed from our midst byBird sadly never really had the opportunity to investigate the opportunities presented by the LP. Here are a few tracks and, really, entire albums that demonstrate what Charlie Parker was capable of when offered a chance to stretch out at length. They only scratch the surface of the wealth of live recordings that he left behind.
Ironically, the first example comes from a performance that only came to light and thence onto LPs and CDs in the early years of this century. For this concert June 22,Diz had assembled a group of all-stars: not only Bird, but also the underrated pianist Al Haig, the reliable bassist Curley Russell, and the young but already head-turning Max Roach on drums.
Astoundingly, this same ensemble minus Roach had gone into the studio only six weeks previously to set down what were almost certainly the first genuine bebop sides. A relatively frequent visitor during the final few years of his career, Charlie Parker seems to have genuinely enjoyed playing in Boston, at long-lost clubs like the Hi-Hat and Storyville. A weeklong residency at the Hi-Hat Club in December reveals Bird in a more lyrical mode, spinning out long, thoughtful lines that span multiple choruses.
Supporting him on the Hi-Hat tracks dates are Charles Mingus on bass and three Boston natives, the legendary and still-active drummer Roy Haynes and two Salt Peanuts - Charlie Parker - In Concert (Vinyl young Bostonians we lost all too soon, trumpeter Joe Gordon and pianist Dick Twardzik.
How could so many seminal performances of the 20th century have so many flaws? Bird seems in a world of his own no matter what the context — always magnificent — but all around him Album) things that can get Salt Peanuts - Charlie Parker - In Concert (Vinyl the way of genuine enjoyment of any one track from beginning to end: unsympathetic support, slapdash recording, incongruous arrangements especially in the Bird with Strings sessions and artists of similar stature like Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell competing rather than cooperating toward a shared musical goal.
Erroll Garner had a brief period of collaboration with Bird — there are live dates around the time of this recording on the West Coast — but all that remains to us are a couple of studio performances and a couple of sides with singer Earl Coleman. Unlike all the other pianists who played with Parker, Garner was a synthesist, drawing elements of his style from two-handed pianists like Earl Hines and Fats Waller, but modernizing his harmonic approach to fit a new musical era.
His big chords underneath Parker in the theme are a delight, and they are just one element in a real meeting of the minds. The complete performance really tells a story. Parker sounds completely at ease, and his solo builds complexities on the very simple theme. The Salt Peanuts - Charlie Parker - In Concert (Vinyl flaw: Miranda and Mangual miss the closing note and just keep playing on into a fadeout.
He takes a full-chorus solo, especially rich in those pretty notes. Sunenblick, while visiting his daughter in Boston, drove to a record show at the Elks Lodge in nearby Chelmsford. He struck up a conversation with a "picker," a special breed of collector who tracks down extremely rare records and sells them quickly for cash only. A few weeks later, the picker, who lived in Milton, Mass. Sunenblick knew that no live recordings of this quintet had ever been found -- or even been rumored to exist.
The disc was the collector's dream, a treasure-map fragment of a secret history. The picker, Salt Peanuts - Charlie Parker - In Concert (Vinyl, who to this day insists on anonymity "All these guys worry about copyrights and tax collectors," Dr. Sunenblick saidtold him he'd found the acetate at an antique store just outside Stamford, Conn. Sunenblick, who figured it had to be the first of a multidisc set, begged him to go back to the store and look for the others. He found six more. They turned out to contain the rest of the concert.
More than that, they sounded pretty good -- cleaner and more balanced than many studio sessions of the day -- and they were complete; there were no gaps or dropouts. It was clearly a professional job, engineered backstage at Town Hall on two side-by-side disc-cutting machines.
Who recorded it? Why didn't he pass the discs around, try to sell them, or even tell anybody about them? How did they end up in Connecticut? Their sudden appearance, out of the blue, is a Album) find, but it stirs deeper mysteries. Parker and Gillespie also played at Town Hall a month earlier, on May 16, We know this because there are photos from that concert one of them is on the Uptown CD's cover.
Are there acetates, too? And if so, in what attic or junk shop have they been lurking the past half-century? Arts Bird Lives! To many, Gillespie ranks as the greatest jazz trumpeter of all time, with the possible exception of Louis Armstrong. He took the saxophone-influenced lines of Roy Eldridge and executed them faster, with greater ease and harmonic daring, playing his jagged melodies with abandon, reaching into the highest registers of the trumpet range, and improvising into precarious situations from which he seemed always to extricate himself.
Other personal trademarks included his bent-bell trumpet and his enormous puffy cheeks that ballooned when playing. Although his most innovative period was over by the end of the s, Gillespie continued to perform at the highest level. During the s he made several big band, small-group, and duet recordings with such players as Oscar Peterson and Count Basie that rank among his best work.
As an active musical ambassador, Gillespie led several overseas tours sponsored by the U. State Department and traveled the world extensively, sharing his knowledge with younger players. Dizzy Gillespie. Article Media. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback.
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