Charlie parker quartet, the* charlie parker quartet - bird's nest / cool blues

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "While it's easy to argue that, with Manfred Eicher's icy, crystalline production, this was a stock date for both the artists and the label, that argument would be flat wrong. Bley was looking for a new lyricism in his own playing and in his compositions. He was coming from a different place than the large harmonies offered by augmented and suspended chords and writing for piano trios. The other band members -- two other extremely lyrical improvisers in Surman and Frisell (who prized understatement as the veritable doorway to lyricism) and a drummer who was better known for his dancing through rhythms than playing them in Motian -- were the perfect foils". [2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz said "The long "Interplay" on the latter, eponymous set, is disappointing enough to ease that album back a stellar notch". [3]

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There are several reasons to buy this LP. One glance at the personnel list, which includes Max Roach , Al Haig , Percy Heath , Buddy Rich , and Coleman Hawkins , among others, should be convincing enough. The clean, energetic quartet and/or small group sound contributed by these brilliant players allow Parker to unfurl his alto genius unhindered while still matching him in intensity and with equally formidable solo chops. Secondly, the track list is packed with some of Parker 's finest compositions. "Now's the Time," "Confirmation," "Laird Baird," "Kim," and "The Bird" are given superior readings here with fluent, challenging, and strikingly inventive playing from all involved. That Charlie Parker is at the helm here needn't even be listed as a reason to pick up this set, since it should go without saying that his beautiful, soulful tone, technical expertise, and ceaseless innovation are as mind-blowing as ever.

Ellyn Rucker at Ivory's Piano Bar in Denver on Apr. 22, 1984. Duane Howell/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

In anticipation of this eventful day, The Cherry Blossom Orchestra will be presenting a concert paying full tribute to the trailblazing Original Dixieland Jazz Band, as well as showcasing many landmark recordings from the first 25 years of recorded jazz. Historic works featuring Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson and many others will be performed for a full and exhilarating celebration during jazz's most important period. Into the Roaring Twenties, the Big Band Swinging Thirties and the Bluesy Forties - this is the debut performance of this unique centennial celebration!

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