Bird on 52nd St.

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Bird on 52nd St.
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Live album by Charlie Parker
Released December 1957 (LP)[1]
October 21, 1994 (CD)
Recorded July 6, 1948
Onyx Club, New York
Genre Jazz
Length 40:01
Label Jazz Workshop
JWS 501

Bird on 52nd St. is a live album by saxophone player Charlie Parker, originally released in 1957 under the Jazz Workshop label, as JWS 501. It was recorded in 1948[2] on a home tape recorder.[3] Even though it was remastered and restored in 1994, the recording is still very problematic, characterised by continuous noises and whirrings; besides several tracks are cut.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "52nd Street Theme" (Thelonious Monk) - 2:19
  2. "Shaw 'Nuff" (Ray Brown, Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie) - 1:33
  3. "Out of Nowhere" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) - 3:05
  4. "Hot House" (Tadd Dameron) - 2:15
  5. "This Time the Dream's on Me" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 2:21
  6. "A Night in Tunisia" (Dizzy Gillespie) - 3:29
  7. "My Old Flame" (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston) - 3:24
  8. "52nd Street Theme" - 1:05
  9. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) - 4:42
  10. "Out of Nowhere" - 2:35
  11. "Chasin' the Bird" (Parker) - 1:47
  12. "This Time the Dreams's on Me" - 3:29
  13. "Dizzy at Atmosphere" (Gillespie) - 2:59
  14. "How High the Moon" (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) - 3:38
  15. "52nd Street Theme" - 1:14

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