Sonny Stitt: with the New Yorkers (1957) UK Vogue

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Original US release on Roost Records: The more observant will have picked up that the Roost cover photo of Stitt is transposed left to right. The art decision by Vogue is correct in my view – the eye follows the direction … Continue reading

Charlie Parker: The Charlie Parker Story (1945) Savoy

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Selection: Ko Ko Ko Ko – Short Take #1 (0:40) Ko Ko – Orig Take #2 (2:50) NEW!! courtesy of LJC poster FelixStrange – 78 master Ko Ko – mindblowin’! Ko Ko Savoy 78rpm Charlie Parkers Bebop Boys: (FLAC by … Continue reading

Quintet of the Year – Jazz at The Massey Hall (1953) Vogue

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Track Selection: Night in Tunisia Artists Dizzy Gillespie (tp, vo) Charlie Parker (as) Bud Powell (p) Charles Mingus (b) Max Roach (d) “Massey Hall”, Toronto, Canada, May 15, 1953 Music Dubbed modestly “The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever”, in May 1953 in … Continue reading

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Four Charlies, The Immortal…series (UK London,1958)

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Track Selection: Charlie Parker “Meandering” (unpublished) Music Not a completist by any stretch, but the opportunity came up last week to add Volumes 1-4 to my existing Volume 5 of this 1958  five volume UK series “The Immortal Charlie Parker” . It covers studio … Continue reading