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Diz 'N Bird at Carnegie Hall Live

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Talk about a historic concert! Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Milt Jackson-all together at Carnegie Hall on September 29, 1947. The songs include favorites like Salt Peanuts and A Night in Tunisia , as well as premieres of John Lewis's Toccata for Trumpet and George Russell's Cubano-Be, Cubano-Bop . 15 tracks in all, brought together on CD for the first time.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 17, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Roost
  • ASIN: B000005H9I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,010 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Giuseppe C. HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 1, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Don't let the recent discovery and hype surrounding the 1945 Gillespie-Parker Town Hall concert discourage you from picking up the 1947 Carnegie Hall concert. The audio quality isn't markedly inferior to either the Town Hall or Massey Hall dates, and the playing by Bird and Diz is not only worlds apart from the 1945 encounter but in some instances is superior to the later, Massey Hall performance.

Listen carefully to Bird's four-bar break on "Night in Tunisia," which Martin Williams analyzed in "The Jazz Tradition." Bird alters the meter and tempo ever so slightly, an aerialist who communicates the sense of being suspended in time and space, yet suddenly becoming reanimated just in time for the first beat of the chorus. It's very likely the most melodically-rhythmically complex four bars of improvised music every recorded, deserving a place right alongside Louis Armstrong's famous cadenza at the start of "West End Blues." You won't hear anything near this level of complexity on the Town Hall session, recorded two years earlier, let alone on any non-Parker performance. (Side-by-side comparisons of Bird's break with that of numerous other renowned saxophone players at the same juncture on the same tune inevitably is a disservice to the later "pretenders." Listen, for example, to Lou Donaldson with Clifford Brown on "Art Blakey at Birdland, Vol. 1." Donaldson is one of the underrated greats of the alto saxophone--a redoubtable, oft-tested warrior, who even today grooves with the best. The point is that none of the giants--Cannonball, Woods, Pepper, Stitt--has equaled these four measures of sheer, exhilarating genius.

The remainder of the recording gives ample evidence of the heat and mastery of Bird as well as Diz (their unison ensembles defy credibility even today).
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This is an awesome sounding CD for a live concert that was recorded almost fifty years ago (considering the studio technology back in 1947). Besides the fact that the CD sounds good, it also "sounds" good. Charlie Parker is, as always, awesome, and Dizzy is spectacular as well. While these men had their ups and downs between one another, they sure sound great together. Moreover, Bird and Diz also play well off of one another in a live performance, and this performance demonstrates this quite well. For instance, on track 2 "Dizzy Atmosphere" both players ping pong off of one another with great speed and brilliance. Track (#2) is in my opinion, the best on the CD. Overall, the music is moving, fast, heart felt, and wonderful. This is a great CD to add to your Jazz collection.
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This is one of the few live recordings made of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie from the period when Parker was at his height. The west coast recordings made in California are scrappy, most likely due to the fact that Parker was strung out and could barely lift his horn. On this recording though, Parker is sensational. His tone is bright and uplifting. His phrasing soars and he is continually inventive; his lyricism is clear and concise and never falling back on his well known staple of licks, a tendency which characterised his later live recordings.(ie: Bird at St Nick's) Dizzy is also in fine form. My personal favourite is 'Dizzy Atmosphere'. It is taken at a furious tempo and Parker laps it up. His lines are long, rich and complex and really deserve the title 'sheets of sound' (which was coined by Ira Gitler to describe Coltrane in his pre quartet years.) The recordings have a fine jam session feel and really warm the heart. There are two drawbacks to this album. Firstly, the sound quality of the rhythm section is often so poor it is inaudible. This is particularly evident on 'Ko Ko', where Parker sounds almost as though his is practicing sets of scales unaccompanied. Without the rhythm, this sounds quite boring. Secondly, three quarters of the album is taken up by Gillespie and his big band playing watered down versions of bebop classics. However, the cd is worth purchasing for the Gillespie/Parker sides only. If you are looking for a complete Gillespie/Parker concert which has better sound quality and features more bebop greats, let me direct you to 'The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall', recording in the early fifties. Parker, however, due to his deteriorating physical and mental conditions is not quite as good as on this recording.
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I would rate this as one of the top 5 live jazz albums of all time. Bird and Diz are only together for the first five tunes, but don't let that deter you. They really tear it up on every song and Bird's amazing solo on "Confirmation" is probably the highlight. The remainder of the tracks is Dizzy Gillespie with his big band and while those songs aren't as exciting as the ones he does with Charlie Parker, they are still excellent. So if you're a jazz fan and you don't own this, get it. It belongs in every jazz fan's collection.
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Originally released in 1990, this collection of live-on-stage material features some of Parker's best-known numbers but is marred by generally poor sound quality. All the material is from sessions recorded in NYC between 1949 and 1953.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Now's the time
2. Cheryl
3. Ornithology
4. Ko Ko
5. Bird of Paradise
6. Just friends
7. Easy to love
8. Repetition
9. A night in Tunisia
10. 52nd Street theme
11. Dance of the infidels

Sidemen are listed on the various tracks as:

24 December 1949: Red Rodney - trumpet; Al Haig - piano; Tommy Potter - bass; Roy Haynes - drums

14 November 1952: Walter Bishop - piano; Walter Yost - bass; Roy Haynes - drums; plus Dizzie Gillespie and `Candido' on two numbers

"Circa 1953", exact date & location unknown: Bud Powell - piano; Charlie Mingus - bass; Max Roach - drums

Unfortunately the sound quality on most of the tracks is no better than a poor bootleg recording, as if recorded on an old pocket tape recorder with worn out tapes. This is a pity, as the music and performances are good, particularly the two numbers featuring Gillespie (`A night in Tunisia' and `52nd Street theme').

Best advice: unless you're a Parker fanatic, steer clear. Go for updates of his classic studio releases instead, where the sound is much better and richer.
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