Charlie Parker – With Strings

27.00

Charles Parker Jr. was an American jazz saxophonist and composer, a highly influential jazz soloist and the leading figure in the development of bebop. A blazingly fast virtuoso, he introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. His tone ranged from clean and penetrating to sweet, and somber. Parker was an icon for the hipster subculture and later the Beat Generation, personifying the jazz musician as an uncompromising artist and intellectual rather than just an entertainer. Charlie Parker with Strings is the name of two separate albums by  Charlie Parker. The history of the vinyl releases is a complex one: other early vinyl releases besides those on Mercury were on Clef Records (Norman Granz’s label, later absorbed into Verve) and Verve Records (also founded by Norman Granz, and the predecessor of Mercury). Clef Records MGC-675 was an early (or the earliest) 12″ release, and this is the one we have here.

Label: Verve Records
Cat. # MG C-675

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