The Jazz Show Episode June 1, 2015

Broadcast on 01-Jun-2015

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker :"The Charlie Parker Quartets From 1953"

Tonight's Jazz Feature are two of Charlie Parker's last great studio recordings.They were done in 1953 when Bird's creative energy was burning. His last studio recordings from 1954 were not as good but there are many broadcast and concert recordings from Bird's last year that were much better than his studio recording of "Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter" However these recordings from 1953 featured not only Bird at his best but with high recording quality too that captured his great sound and mastery. The first is from January 1953 with Hank Jones on piano, Teddy Kotick on bass and Max Roach on drums. The second is from July 30,1953 with Al Haig on piano, Percy Heath on bass and again Max Roach on drums. Both these sessions are superb and an excellent way of introducing anyone who has not heard Charlie Parker before to his music.The Quartets of Charlie Parker are considered by many his last great studio recordings and I would agree! This is tonight's Jazz Feature.

Track Listing:

The Song Is You
Charlie Parker · Quartet 1
Laird Baird
Charlie Parker · Quartet 1
Kim
Charlie Parker · Quartet 1
Cosmic Rays
Charlie Parker · Quartet 1
Cosmic Rays
Charlie Parker · Quartet 1
Chi Chi (Take 1)
Charlie Parker · Quartet 2
Chi Chi (Master)
Charlie Parker · Quartet 2
I Remember You
Charlie Parker · Quartet 2
Now's The Time
Charlie Parker · Quartet 2
Confirmation
Charlie Parker · Quartet 2
Island Virgin
Duke Ellington · Concert in The Virgin Islands
Virgin Jungle
Duke Ellington · Concert in The Virgin Islands
Ad Lib On Nippon
Duke Ellington · Far East Suite
Bee Deedle De Do.
The Poll Winners · The Poll Winners Ride Again
Volare
The Poll Winners · The Poll Winners Ride Again
When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along.
The Poll Winners · The Poll Winners Ride Again
Foreign Intrigue.
The Poll Winners · The Poll Winners Ride Again
Paraphernalia
Miles Davis · Miles In The Sky
Speak No Evil
Curtis Nowosad · Dialectics
Bye-Ya.
Curtis Nowosad · Dialectics
Saud
Abdullah Ibrahim · Echos from Africa
Calypso Minor
Abdullah Ibrahim · No Fear, No Die
Meditation 1.
Abdullah Ibrahim · No Fear, No Die
Josua Fit The battle of Jericho.
Coleman Hawkins · Coleman Hawkins At The Village Gate.
Giant Steps
Eddie Harris · Eddie Harris Sings The Blues
Ten Minutes to Four
Eddie Harris · Eddie Harris Sings The Blues