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Complete Dial Sessions

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Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955) was among the most influential jazz artists ever, and one of the few indisputable geniuses of his time, this spectacular 106-track set presents his complete recording sessions for Ross Russell's Dial label presented on a deluxe 4-CD set.

Included here are some of Bird's most admired sides, such as "A Night in Tunisia", "Cool Blues" and "All the Things You Are", as well as the troubled "Lover Man" session, after which the saxophonist suffered a mental breakdown.

Also issued on Dial was the so-called "Home-Cooking" date, an amateur recording made right after Bird left the Camarillo psychiatric hospital (the session is presented here in its entirety, including the complete version of "I Got Rhythm" for the first time ever).

As a bonus, Bird's Nest have added three additional complete Charlie Parker sessions from the same period, which were originally issued under the names of Sarah Vaughan (including a vocal version of "Lover Man" that predates the instrumental one), a legendary date with Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Clyde Hart and singer Rubberlegs Williams, and an extremely rare (and now newly remastered) studio date recorded on test glass acetates but never commercially issued, featuring Bird with trombonist/singer Clyde Bernhardt, and pianist Jay McShann.


  1. Name
  2. Diggin' Diz
  3. Moose The Mooche [alt Tk 1]
  4. Moose The Mooche
  5. Moose The Mooche [alt Tk 2]
  6. Yardbird Suite [alt Tk]
  7. Yardbird Suite
  8. Ornithology [alt Tk 1]
  9. Ornithology [alt Tk 2 issued As Bird Lore]
  10. Ornithology
  11. A Night In Tunisia [alt Tk 1 -Inc.; Issued As "The Famous Alto Break"]
  12. A Night In Tunisia [alt Tk 2]
  13. A Night In Tunisia
  14. Max Is Making Wax
  15. Lover Man
  16. The Gypsy
  17. Be-Bop
  18. This Is Always
  19. This Is Always [alt Tk]
  20. Dark Shadows [alt Tk 1]
  21. Dark Shadows [alt Tk 2]
  22. Dark Shadows
  23. Dark Shadows [alt Tk 3]
  24. Bird's Nest [alt Tk 1]
  25. Bird's Nest [alt Tk 2]
  26. Bird's Nest
  27. Cool Blues [alt Tk 1]
  28. Cool Blues [alt Tk 2]
  29. Cool Blues
  30. Cool Blues [alt Tk 3]
  31. Relaxin' At Camarillo [alt Tk 1]
  32. Relaxin' At Camarillo
  33. Relaxin' At Camarillo [alt Tk 2]
  34. Relaxin' At Camarillo [alt Tk 3]
  35. Cheers [alt Tk 1]
  36. Cheers [alt Tk 2]
  37. Cheers [alt Tk 3]
  38. Cheers
  39. Carvin' The Bird [alt Tk]
  40. Carvin' The Bird
  41. Stupendous
  42. Stupendous [alt Tk]
  43. Dexterity [alt Tk]
  44. Dexterity
  45. Bongo Bop
  46. Bongo Bop [alt Tk]
  47. Dewey Square [alt Tk 1; Issued As Prezology]
  48. Dewey Square [alt Tk 2]
  49. Dewey Square
  50. The Hymn
  51. The Hymn [alt Tk; Issued As Superman]
  52. All The Things You Are [alt Tk 1]
  53. All The Things You Are [ Issued As Bird Of Paradise]
  54. All The Things You Are [alt Tk 2]
  55. Embraceable You [alt Tk]
  56. Embraceable You
  57. Bird Feathers
  58. Klact-Oveeseds-Tene [alt Tk]
  59. Klact-Oveeseds-Tene
  60. Scrapple From The Apple [alt Tk]
  61. Scrapple From The Apple
  62. My Old Flame
  63. Out Of Nowhere [alt Tk 1]
  64. Out Of Nowhere [alt Tk 2]
  65. Out Of Nowhere
  66. Don't Blame Me
  67. Drifting On A Reed [issued As Giant Swing]
  68. Drifting On A Reed [alt Tk 1]
  69. Drifting On A Reed [alt Tk 2; Issued As Air Conditioning]
  70. Quasimodo [alt Tk]
  71. Quasimodo
  72. Charlie's Wig [alt Tk 1]
  73. Charlie's Wig
  74. Charlie's Wig [alt Tk 2]
  75. Bongo Beep [alt Tk; Also Issued As Dexterity]
  76. Bongo Beep [issued As Bird Feathers]
  77. Crazeology [alt Tk 1; Incomplete]
  78. Crazeology [alt Tk 2; Incomplete]
  79. Crazeology
  80. Crazeology [alt Tk 3]
  81. How Deep Is The Ocean?
  82. How Deep Is The Ocean? [alt Tk]
  83. Blues #1
  84. Blues #2
  85. Yardbird Suite
  86. Lullaby In Rhythm #1
  87. Lullaby In Rhythm #2
  88. I's Wonderful [aka Home Cookin' I]
  89. Cherokee [aka Home Cookin' II]
  90. I Got Rhythm [aka Home Cookin' III]
  91. Salt Peanuts
  92. Shaw 'nuff
  93. Lover Man
  94. Hot House
  95. What's The Matter Now?
  96. I Want Every Bit Of It
  97. That's The Blues
  98. G.I. Blues
  99. 4f Blues
  100. Dream Of You
  101. Seventh Avenue
  102. Sorta Kinda
  103. Oh, Oh, My, My, Oh, Oh
  104. Lay Your Habits Down
  105. Triflin' Woman Blues
  106. So Good This Morning
  107. Would You Do Me A Favor?

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