Charlie Parker discography

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This is a list of Charlie Parker's recordings. Parker recorded extensively for three labels: Savoy, Dial, and Verve. His work with these labels has been chronicled in box sets. Charlie Parker's Savoy and Dial Sessions have been issued on The Complete Savoy Sessions, Charlie Parker on Dial and Complete Charlie Parker on Dial and The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes. His Verve recordings are available on Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve and The Complete Verve Master Takes.

The listing below is in the form of a sessionography as opposed to a discography. Although organized chronologically the release titles listed refer to compilations of Parker material appearing decades after the recording sessions. In general they do not refer to records in the formats actually issued during Parker's lifetime, so with a few exceptions technically they should all come under the heading of compilations. For instance, no record label in 1944 would have issued an album of 78s entitled The Immortal Charlie Parker to describe a relative unknown at that time, and in 1948 there would never have been a record entitled Newly Discovered Sides by Charlie Parker as if an unearthed archeological artifact - anything by Bird in 1948 would have been fairly new.

Savoy[edit]

1944

  • The Immortal Charlie Parker
  • Bird: Master Takes
  • Encores

1945

1947

  • Charlie Parker Memorial, Vol. 1

1948

  • Bird At The Roost, Vol. 1
  • Newly Discovered Sides By Charlie Parker
  • The 'Bird' Returns

1949

  • Bird At The Roost, Vol. 2
  • Bird At The Roost

1950

  • An Evening At Home With Charlie Parker Sextet

Dial[edit]

1945

  • Red Norvo's Fabulous Jam Session

1946

  • Alternate Masters, Vol. 2

1947

  • The Bird Blows The Blues
  • Cool Blues c/w Bird's Nest
  • Alternate Masters, Vol. 1
  • Crazeology c/w Crazeology, II: 3 Ways Of Playing A Chorus
  • Charlie Parker, Vol. 4

Verve[edit]

1946

  • Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 2
  • Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 4

1948

  • Various Artists - Potpourri Of Jazz
  • The Charlie Parker Story, #1

1949

  • The Genius Of Charlie Parker, #7 - Jazz Perennial
  • Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 7
  • Jazz At The Philharmonic - The Ella Fitzgerald Set
  • The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve - Bird

1950

1951

1952

  • The Genius Of Charlie Parker, #3 - Now's The Time

1953

  • The Quartet Of Charlie Parker

1954

  • The Genius Of Charlie Parker, #5 - Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter (released posthumously)

1957

  • The Genius Of Charlie Parker, #1 - night and day - Verve MGV-8003- mono (released posthumously)

Compilations[edit]

1940

  • Bird's Eyes, Vol. 1 (Philology)
  • Charlie Parker With Jay McShann And His Orchestra - Early Bird (Stash)
  • Jay McShann Orchestra Featuring Charlie Parker - Early Bird (Spotlight)

1941

  • Jay McShann - The Early Bird Charlie Parker, 1941-1943: Jazz Heritage Series (MCA)
  • The Complete Birth Of The Bebop (Stash)

1943

  • Birth Of The Bebop: Bird On Tenor 1943 (Stash)

1945

  • Every Bit Of It 1945 (Spotlight)
  • Charlie Parker, Vol. 3 Young Bird 1945 (Masters of Jazz)
  • Dizzy Gillespie - In The Beginning (Prestige)
  • Bird's Eyes, Vol. 17 (Philology)
  • Charlie Parker On Dial, Vol. 5 (Spotlight)
  • Red Norvo's Fabulous Jam Session (Spotlight)
  • Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker - Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945 (Uptown Records (jazz))
  • Bird's Eyes, Vol. 4 (Philology)
  • Yardbird In Lotus Land (Spotlight)

1946

  • Rappin' With Bird (Meexa)
  • Jazz At The Philharmonic - How High The Moon (Mercury)
  • Charlie Parker On Dial, Vol. 1 (Spotlight)

1947

  • The Legendary Dial Masters, Vol. 2 (Stash)
  • Various Artists - Lullaby In Rhythm (Spotlight)
  • Charlie Parker On Dial, Vol. 2 (Spotlight)
  • Charlie Parker On Dial, Vol. 3 (Spotlight)
  • Charlie Parker On Dial, Vol. 4 (Spotlight)
  • Various Artists - Anthropology (Spotlight)
  • Allen Eager - In The Land Of Oo-Bla-Dee 1947-1953 (Uptown)
  • Charlie Parker On Dial, Vol. 6 (Spotlight)
  • Various Artists - The Jazz Scene (Clef)

1948

  • Gene Roland Band Featuring Charlie Parker - The Band That Never Was (Spotlight)
  • Bird's Eyes, Vol. 6 (Philology)
  • Bird on 52nd St. (Jazz Workshop)
  • Charlie Parker (Prestige)
  • Charlie Parker - Live Performances (ESP)
  • Charlie Parker On The Air, Vol. 1 (Everest)

1949

  • Charlie Parker - Broadcast Performances, Vol. 2 (ESP)
  • The Metronome All Stars - From Swing To Be-Bop (RCA Camden)
  • Jazz At The Philharmonic - J.A.T.P. At Carnegie Hall 1949 (Pablo)
  • Rara Avis Avis, Rare Bird (Stash)
  • Various Artists - Alto Saxes (Norgran)
  • Bird On The Road (Jazz Showcase)
  • Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie - Bird And Diz (Universal (Japan))
  • Charlie Parker - Bird In Paris (Bird in Paris)
  • Charlie Parker In France 1949 (Jazz O.P. (France))
  • Charlie Parker - Bird Box, Vol. 2 (Jazz Up (Italy))
  • Bird's Eyes, Vol. 5 (Philology)
  • Charlie Parker with Strings (Clef)
  • Bird's Eyes, Vol. 2 (Philology)
  • Bird's Eyes, Vol. 3 (Philology)
  • Dance Of The Infidels (S.C.A.M.)

1950

  • Charlie Parker Live Birdland 1950 (EPM Musique (F) FDC 5710)
  • Charlie Parker - Bird at St. Nick's (Jazz Workshop JWS 500)
  • Charlie Parker At The Apollo Theater And St. Nick's Arena (Zim ZM 1007)
  • Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 15 (Philology (It) W 845-2)
  • Charlie Parker - Fats Navarro - Bud Powell (Ozone 4)
  • Charlie Parker - One Night In Birdland (Columbia JG 34808)
  • Charlie Parker - Bud Powell - Fats Navarro (Ozone 9)
  • Charlie Parker - Just Friends (S.C.A.M. JPG 4)
  • Charlie Parker - Apartment Jam Sessions (Zim ZM 1006)
  • V.A. - Our Best (Clef MGC 639)
  • The Genius Of Charlie Parker, #4 - Bird And Diz (Verve MGV 8006)
  • The Persuasively Coherent Miles Davis (Alto AL 701)
  • Charlie Parker - Ultimate Bird 1949-50 (Grotto 495)
  • Charlie Parker - Ballads And Birdland (Klacto (E) MG 101)
  • Charlie Parker Big Band (Mercury MGC 609)
  • Charlie Parker - Parker Plus Strings (Charlie Parker PLP 513)
  • Charlie Parker - Bird With Strings Live At The Apollo, Carnegie Hall And Birdland (Columbia JC 34832)
  • Charlie Parker - The Bird You Never Heard (Stash STCD 10)
  • Norman Granz Jazz Concert (Norgran MGN 3501-2)
  • Charlie Parker At The Pershing Ballroom Chicago 1950 (Zim ZM 1003)
  • The Charlie Parker Story, #3 (Verve MGV 8002)
  • Charlie Parker - Bird In Sweden (Spotlite (E) SPJ 124/25)
  • Charlie Parker - More Unissued, Vol. 2 (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 506)
  • Machito - Afro-Cuban Jazz (Clef MGC 689)
  • An Evening At Home With Charlie Parker Sextet (Savoy MG 12152)

1951

  • The Genius Of Charlie Parker, #8 - Swedish Schnapps (Verve MGV 8010)
  • The Magnificent Charlie Parker (Clef MGC 646)
  • The Genius Of Charlie Parker, #6 - Fiesta (Verve MGV 8008)
  • Charlie Parker - Summit Meeting At Birdland (Columbia JC 34831)
  • Charlie Parker - Bird Meets Birks (Klacto (E) MG 102)
  • Charlie Parker - The Happy "Bird" (Charlie Parker PLP 404)
  • Charlie Parker Live Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn 1951 (EPM Musique (F) FDC 5711)
  • Charlie Parker - Bird With The Herd 1951 (Alamac QSR 2442)
  • Charlie Parker - More Unissued, Vol. 1 (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 505)

1952

  • Charlie Parker - New Bird, Vol. 2 (Phoenix LP 12)
  • Charlie Parker/Sonny Criss/Chet Baker - Inglewood Jam 6-16-'52 (Jazz Chronicles JCS 102)
  • Norman Granz' Jam Session, #1 (Mercury MGC 601)
  • Norman Granz' Jam Session, #2 (Mercury MGC 602)
  • Charlie Parker Live At Rockland Palace (Charlie Parker PLP 502)
  • Charlie Parker - Cheers (S.C.A.M. JPG 2)
  • The Genius Of Charlie Parker, #3 - Now's The Time (Verve MGV 8005)

1953

  • Miles Davis - Collectors' Items (Prestige PRLP 7044, released posthumously in 1956)
  • Charlie Parker - Montreal 1953 (Uptown UP 27.36)
  • Charlie Parker/Miles Davis/Dizzy Gillespie - Bird With Miles And Dizzy (Queen Disc (It) Q-002)
  • Charlie Parker - One Night In Washington (Elektra/Musician E1 60019)
  • Charlie Parker - Yardbird-DC-53 (VGM 0009)
  • Charlie Parker At Storyville (Blue Note BT 85108)
  • Charlie Parker - Star Eyes (Klacto (E) MG 100)
  • Charles Mingus - The Complete Debut Recordings (Debut 12DCD 4402-2)
  • The Quintet - Jazz At Massey Hall, Vol. 1 (Debut DLP 2)
  • The Quintet - Jazz At Massey Hall (Debut DEB 124)
  • Charlie Parker - Bird Meets Birks (Mark Gardner (E) MG 102)
  • Bud Powell - Summer Broadcasts 1953 (ESP-Disk' ESP 3023)
  • Charlie Parker - New Bird: Hi Hat Broadcasts 1953 (Phoenix LP 10)
  • The Quartet Of Charlie Parker (Verve 825 671-2)

1954

  • Hi-Hat All Stars, Guest Artists, Charlie Parker (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 303)
  • Charlie Parker - Kenton And Bird (Jazz Supreme JS 703)
  • The Genius Of Charlie Parker, #5 - Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter (Verve MGV 8007)
  • Charlie Parker - Miles Davis - Lee Konitz (Ozone 2)
  • V.A. - Echoes Of An Era: The Birdland All Stars Live At Carnegie Hall (Roulette RE 127)

Live[edit]

  • Live at Townhall w. Dizzy (1945)
  • Yardbird in Lotus Land (1945)
  • Bird and Pres (1946) (Verve)
  • Jazz at the Philharmonic (1946) (Polygram)
  • Rapping with Bird (1946-1951)
  • Bird and Diz at Carnegie Hall (1947) (Blue Note)
  • The Complete Savoy Live Performances (1947–1950)
  • Bird on 52nd Street (1948)
  • The Complete Dean Benedetti Recordings (1948–1951) (7 cds)
  • Jazz at the Philharmonic (1949) (Verve)
  • Charlie Parker and the Stars of Modern Jazz at Carnegie Hall (1949) (Jass)
  • Bird in Paris (1949)
  • Bird in France (1949)
  • Charlie Parker All Stars Live at the Royal Roost (1949)
  • One Night in Birdland (1950) (Columbia)
  • Bird at St. Nick's (1950)
  • Bird at the Apollo Theatre and St. Nicklas Arena (1950)
  • Apartment Jam Sessions (1950)
  • Charlie Parker at the Pershing Ballroom Chicago 1950 (1950)
  • Bird in Sweden (1950) (Storyville)
  • Happy Bird (1951)
  • Summit Meeting at Birdland (1951) (Columbia)
  • Live at Rockland Palace (1952)
  • Jam Session (1952) (Polygram)
  • At Jirayr Zorthian's Ranch, July 14, 1952 (1952) (Rare Live Recordings)
  • The Complete Legendary Rockland Palace Concert (1952)
  • Charlie Parker: Montreal 1953 (1953)
  • One Night in Washington (1953) (VGM)
  • Bird at the High Hat (1953) (Blue Note)
  • Charlie Parker at Storyville (1953)
  • Jazz at Massey Hall aka.The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever (1953)

Compositions[edit]

  • "Cheryl"
  • "Chi Chi"
  • "Confirmation"
  • "Constellation"
  • "Cosmic Rays"
  • "Dewey Square"
  • "Dexterity"
  • "Diverse"
  • "Kim"
  • "K.C. Blues"
  • "Klaun Stance"
  • "Ko-Ko"
  • "Laird Baird"
  • "Leap Frog"
  • "Marmaduke"
  • "Merry-Go-Round"
  • "Moose the Mooche"
  • "Mohawk"
  • "My Little Suede Shoes"

As sideman[edit]

With Dizzy Gillespie

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