Scrapple from the Apple

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"Scrapple from the Apple" is a bebop composition by Charlie Parker written in 1947, commonly recognized today as a jazz standard, written in F major. The song borrows its chord progression from "Honeysuckle Rose",[1] a common practice for Parker, as he based many of his successful tunes over already well-known chord changes.

While the A section is based on "Honeysuckle Rose", the B section or "middle eight" comes from the rhythm changes, which are based on George Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm".


Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker on Dial The Complete Sessions (1947, released 1993)[2]

Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz - Gerry Mulligan Meets Stan Getz (1957)

Dexter Gordon - Our Man in Paris (1963) [3]

Sonny Stitt - Stitt Plays Bird (1963) [4]

Jim Hall - Jim Hall Live! (1975) [5]

Supersax - Live in '75: Japanese Tour (released 1998) [6]


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