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Bird & Diz

Bird & Diz
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Favorite Album Covers - 1950s (20 items)
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2 years, 11 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 Ri ... (more)
Manufacturer: Polygram Records
Release date: 29 July 1997
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0731452143624 UPC: 731452143624
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markjazz posted a review 2 years, 11 months ago

“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 prime example is the battle the two seem to have on some of these tracks, like Leap Frog. This album has a good pace to it too and most of the tracks are upbeat too. This album as an all-star cast too. Thelonious Monk on piano and Buddy Rich on drums...wow! A great listen and a good start for someone looking for a good classic Verve album.” read more

Stehako added this to a list 4 years, 4 months ago