Charlie Parker–Bird/The Savoy Recordings

The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz describes saxophonist Charlie Parker as “one of the most influential improvising soloists in jazz.” This album, titled after Parker’s nickname “bird” or “yardbird,” is the product of several recording sessions throughout the 1940s and includes performances by Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie.

Sources:
Biography of Charlie Parker, PBS.com
http://www.pbs.org/jazz/biography/artist_id_parker_charlie.htm
Scott Yanow’s review of Bird/The Savoy Recordings, Allmusic.com
http://www.allmusic.com/album/bird-the-savoy-recordings-master-takes-mw0000902994

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