Charlie Parker(Clef MGC 501)-"With Strings"-Ten Inch LP.
A1 April In Paris
A3 If I Should Lose You
B1 I Didn't Know What Time It Was
B2 Everything Happens To Me
B3 Just Friends
Alto Saxophone – Charlie Parker
Arranged By, Conductor – Jimmy Carroll
Bass – Ray Brown
Cello – Frank Miller (3)
Drums – Buddy Rich
Harp – Meyer Rosen
Oboe, English Horn – Mitch Miller
Piano – Stan Freeman
Supervised By – Norman Granz
Viola – Frank Brieff
Violin – Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milton Lomask*
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, November 30, 1949.
Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and advanced harmonies. Parker was a blazingly fast virtuoso, and he introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. His tone ranged from clean and penetrating to sweet and somber. Parker acquired the nickname "Yardbird" early in his career. This, and the shortened form "Bird", continued to be used for the rest of his life, inspiring the titles of a number of Parker compositions, such as "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Bird Gets the Worm", and "Bird of Paradise". Parker was an icon for the hipster subculture and later the Beat Generation, personifying the jazz musician as an uncompromising artist and intellectual rather than just an entertainer.The ten inch LP has been autographed on the front cover by Charlie Parker with a fountain pen in blue............CONDITION OF VINYL,COVER AND AUTOGRAPH IS VG.