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Everything Jazz

Charlie Parker: With Strings

Charlie Parker

Mercury, 1955

When Charlie Parker persuaded Norman Granz to let him record an album with strings there were some, Granz included, who thought it was not one of the greatest ideas they had ever heard. When the album was released there were some who cried 'sacrilege' and 'sell-out.' However the truth is this is a masterpiece. This is lush jazz, it's romantic and it is truly wonderful. Bird stays close to the nest but imbues every track with something very special.


Side A

  1. April In Paris
  2. Summertime
  3. If I Should Lose You
  4. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  5. Everything Happens To Me
  6. Just Friends

Side B

  1. They Can't Take That Away From Me
  2. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
  3. Easy To Love
  4. Out Of Nowhere
  5. I'm In The Mood For Love
  6. I'll Remember April