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Bird & Diz

Bird & Diz
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4 years, 9 months ago at Jan 1 10:10
I love Verve Master Reissues. The digipak looks very nice and the insert gives some great info. There's also usual extra takes and bonus tracks, which this release has as a tone of. It includes 7 false starts of the track Leap Frog alone! I think I'd still rather have the original vinyl, as always, but this reissue is nice. Bird and Diz work together so well to create some great Bop'n jazz and a p... read more
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Description: This date from June 6, 1950, was an unusual one for Charlie Parker. He chose to play with fellow bop creators Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, in a striking reunion with the trumpeter and the only occasion on which Parker recorded with the pianist. Though the three may have felt encumbered by the presence of swing drummer Buddy Rich, they're in brilliant form, with Parker and Gillespie spurring one another to heights that range from the warm to the electric. Bird's ideas flow with characteristic ease and swing while Gillespie sparks and flares. It's unlikely that anyone else but Gillespie could match Parker on the dazzling i ... (more)
Manufacturer: Polygram Records
Release date: 29 July 1997
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0731452143624 UPC: 731452143624
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