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Complete Live At The Hi-Hat

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Complete Live At The Hi-Hat
Complete Live At The Hi-Hat


Charlie Parker made several visits to Boston in 1953-1954, where he was often hired to play as a 'single' at the Hi-Hat Club, backed by local musicians.

Among them were some very well-known names such as trumpeter Joe Gordon, pianist Dick Twardzik and bassist Jimmy Woode (who was born in Philadelphia but studied in Boston). Also heard here on some tracks are the great Charles Mingus, Roy Haynes, and on one broadcast tenor saxophonist Jay Migliori, who would form the Charlie Parker tribute band Supersax in 1972.

Among the highlights are Bird's best version of 'My Funny Valentine' and a wonderful small-group reading of 'Laura', which Bird usually played with strings. A set featuring Parker as a guest of Stan Kentons orchestra, recorded during the same period and containing another version of 'My Funny Valentine', has been added as a bonus.


  1. Name
  2. Introduction
  3. Ornithology
  4. Cool Blues
  5. Groovin' High
  6. Don't Blame Me
  7. Scrapple From The Apple
  8. Cheryl
  9. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
  10. I'll Remember April
  11. Introduction
  12. Cool Blues
  13. Announcement
  14. Scrapple From The Apple
  15. Presentation Of The Band
  16. Laura
  17. Closing Announcement
  18. My Funny Valentine
  19. Announcement
  20. Ornithology
  21. Announcement
  22. My Little Suede Shoes
  23. 52nd Street Theme
  24. Announcement By Bird
  25. Now's The Time
  26. Groovin' High
  27. Announcement
  28. Cheryl
  29. Ornithology
  30. 52nd Street Theme
  31. Now's The Time
  32. Announcement
  33. Out Of Nowhere
  34. My Little Suede Shoes
  35. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
  36. Introduction
  37. Ornithology
  38. Out Of Nowhere
  39. Cool Blues
  40. Scrapple From The Apple
  41. Cool Blues
  42. My Little Suede Shoes
  43. Bird Talks With Symphony Sid
  44. Ornithology
  45. Announcement
  46. Out Of Nowhere
  47. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
  48. Night And Day
  49. My Funny Valentin
  50. Cherokee

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