Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
An excellent choice for any Jazz Aficionado
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The most prized CD in my collection, Yardbird Suite is an amazing two cd collection featuring many of the most remembered Parker Tunes including Billie's bounce, Donna Lee, Dewey Square and Orninthology. This collection also has many famous performances of Byrd playing with some of the biggest names in jazz such as Diz, Miles Davis, Paul Chambers, and Max Roach."
This isn't the one.
Samuel Chell | Kenosha,, WI United States | 09/09/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Chances are that like the previous reviewer you're looking for the highly-regarded 2-CD set on Rhino, "Yardbird Suite: The Ultimate Charlie Parker." I hope you look more carefully than the other reviewer. This single-disc album isn't that collection but the product of an opportunistic British manufacturer no doubt hoping to benefit from the potential for confusion. If you purchased this CD at the right price (my situation), you may take some consolation: the mastering appears to be from the best available tapes, and the balance, while highly uneven, favors Parker's horn in flattering frequencies. The liner notes appear to be sincere, though they're far from definitive or authoritative. Dates and personnel are provided for each of the cuts but not the circumstances of recording or the original labels. The unusual cover photograph depicts Bird talking to Johnny Hodges (or a look-alike) and 2 other saxophonists--but of course none of the music on the album bears any resemblance to the circumstances of the photograph."