Jazz at the Philharmonic 1949 is a live recording of Charlie Parker performing at the Carnegie Hall in New York in September 1949.
This is the usual loose jam session mixing bop and swing musicians. Joining Parker are trumpeter Roy Eldridge and tenor saxophonist Lester Young. Other horn players include tenor saxophonist Flip Phillips and trombonist Tommy Turk. The rhythm section is pianist Hank Jones, bassist Ray Brown and Buddy Rich on drums.
Ella Fitzgerald adds vocals to some of the tracks.
There is a very similar titled album from 1946, Charlie Parker Jazz At The Philharmonic 1946 which also features Lester Young.
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Songs On Charlie Parker Jazz at the Philharmonic 1949
The Opener – 12:50
Lester Leaps In – 12:17
Embraceable You – 10:35
The Closer – 10:59
Ow! – 0:47
Flyin’ Home – 5:34
How High The Moon – 6:24
Perdido – 8:34
The attraction to me is the chance to hear two of my saxophone heroes in Charlie Parker and Lester Young playing together live with the contrast between bebop and swing.
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