Miles Davis recorded this “best selling jazz record of all time” in 1959 with the Miles Davis Sextet, which included Davis on trumpet, John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly on piano, Jimmy Cobb on drums, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley on alto saxophone, and Paul Chambers on bass.
For more information on the recording of this album, check out NPR’s Jazz Profile of it at:
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.
Biography of Charlie Parker, PBS.com
Scott Yanow’s review of Bird/The Savoy Recordings, Allmusic.com