Through the miracle of modern technology and countless hours of studio toil, producer Lennie Niehaus matches original solos by alto sax titan Charlie "Bird" Parker with accompaniment by modern players. The sidemen playing with the long-dead legend include bassists Ron Carter and Ray Brown, drummer John Guerin, and trumpeter Jon Faddis. It's a treat to hear Bird's brilliance in crystal-clear stereo, although the too-loud crowd noise from the original recordings on four of the 11 tracks is disconcerting. The soundtrack is from a celluloid tribute by jazz fan Clint Eastwood.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074644429923
catalogNumber: 44299

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Walter Davis   Piano
Monty Alexander   Piano
Ron Carter   Bass
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Barry Harris   Piano
Brian Lynch   Trumpet,Conductor,Rhythm Section
Charles McPherson   Alto Saxophone
Red Rodney   Trumpet
Charlie Shoemake   Vibes
Tony Reedus   Drums
Gary Smulyan   Baritone Saxophone
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Ray Brown   Bass
Essiet Essiet   Bass
John Guerin   Drums
Donald Harrison   Alto Saxophone
Jill Jaffe   Strings
Maxine Neuman   Strings
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
David Hazeltine   Piano
Paco Baliardo   Guitar,Hand Clapping
Tonino Baliardo   Guitar
Pedro Rodriguez   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Brian Lynch   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Lester Young   Composer
Lennie Niehaus   Producer,Liner Notes
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Didier C. Deutsch   Reissue Producer
Bob Fernandez   Engineer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
David Raksin   Composer
John Wheeler   Horn Arrangements
Randall Martin   Reissue Design
Neal Spritz   Engineer
Debbie Reinberg   Music Business Affairs
Clarence Gaskill   Composer
Stacey Boyle   Tape Research
Fong Y. Lee   Packaging Manager
Bobby Fernandez   Engineer
Clint Eastwood   Executive Producer

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