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The Best of Charlie Parker: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Carol A. from SUWANEE, GA
Reviewed on 8/19/2012...
Charlie Parker....that's all that needs to be said!
One of Charlie Parker's best records in his short 35 year le
Johnny Boy | Hockessin, DE | 02/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Charlie Parker will always be the greatest saxaphone player who ever lived. This CD is a fine example of why he is regarded as the best(and always will be). This the REAL DEAL people, the REAL DEAL. In 2004, Charlie Parker became one of the many stars to get a compilation in the 20th Century Masters The Millenium Collection CDs. Read on for further details.
The Millenium Collections are always great. They remaster the tracks 24.bit so the sound is awesome. Charlie Parker's compilation is cool, just like he was.
In this CD, you get several tracks you can't find easily. Among them are Autumn In New York and the underrated gem Just Friends. Both of which (in my view) are true hits. It's a shame they haven't included these 2 tracks of The Bird on other Best-ofs.
Charlie Parker has recorded on several record labels such as Dial, His Masters Voice, Savoy and more. In 1959, 4 years after his death, Verve remastered them and started releasing Charlie Parker vinyls on the Verve label. This CD is a fine example only it sounds a heck of a lot better! And when you're looking for the best-sounding Charlie Parker CD out there, this CD takes the cake. You can tell just by listening to [...] Music Samplers.
Overall this CD is highly reccommended! If you liked this one, here are some others you may like:
The Complete Charlie Parker: 1950
The Essential Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker Ken Burns JAZZ Collection
All of those are classic Parker CDs. But in terms of sound and finding the CD that will appeal to the casual and hard core fans alike, this one is the one to pick.
Highlights for me: 'K.C. Blues' and 'Just Friends'. ONE OF THE BEST CHARLIE PARKER CDS OUT IN THE MARKET!
Charlie Parker (August 29, 1920-March 12, 1955). Enjoy!!!
J. S. Geers | Cleveland, Ohio | 09/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is close to as much great music as you can buy for ten bucks, but my preference is for The Essential Charlie Parker for a dollar less. Part of that is the longer and better remastered solo on Star Eyes, not one of Parker's best known, but a real gem.
Nobody has ever displayed the complete mastery of the alto saxophone in jazz as well as Bird, and this disc gives you a good introduction as to why he is at the top of the jazz pantheon."