Ah-Leu-Cha

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"Ah-Leu-Cha"
Music by Charlie Parker
Written 1948
Original artist Charlie Parker All-Stars (1948)
Recorded by Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Archie Shepp, Art Farmer

"Ah-Leu-Cha" is a bebop composition written in 1948 by American jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker. It is a contrafact of "Honeysuckle Rose" with a bridge based on the chord changes to "I Got Rhythm".[1] "Ah-Leu-Cha" was originally recorded by Charlie Parker All-Stars on September 18, 1948, in NYC for Savoy Records.[2]

The composition has been covered by numerous artists, including notable recordings by Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Archie Shepp[3] and Art Farmer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levine, Mark (2011-01-12). The Jazz Theory Book. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 416. ISBN 9781457101458. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Session details: Harris Smith Studio (September 18, 1948)". Plosin.com. 1948-09-18. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  3. ^ Ah-Leu-Cha at AllMusic