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Composition by Charlie Parker All-Stars
Composer(s)Charlie Parker

"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 New York City for Savoy Records.[2]

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


  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