Charlie Parker: Five Classic Albums

With jazz – lite and trite, near and drear, pretentious and tendentious - seemingly on the increase, the reissue of five “classic” Parker Verve albums (even in truncated form) is to be welcomed. Newcomers (if any exist) to his latter-day recordings as well as devotees (still alive) will find much to enjoy in this Avid compilation – which finally has liner notes visible to the naked or bespectacled eye. Bird & Diz is the least satisfactory of the sessions,
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