Although a bopper, Charlie Parker managed to make it to Carnegie Hall more than a few times during his all-too-short career – as you'll hear on this set of tracks from the late 40s and early 50s! The performances here are a varied lot – some with larger groups, some small combos, and a few with larger strings – from a Verve album of the same name. All were done at
Carnegie Hall, although a few of them were more "studio" oriented – in that they weren't actually concerts, but recorded in the auditorium with no audience present. Others feature a very enthusiastic crowd, cheering on Parker's alto, and other players who include Machito on percussion, Walter Bishop on piano, Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Roy Haynes on drums, Tommy Potter on bass, Hank Jones on piano, Fats Navarro on trumpet, Flip Phillips on tenor, and many other players from the Jazz At
scene. 4CD set features 49 tracks in all – including 3 other non-Carnegie live dates from the same time – all recorded between 1947 and 1954 – with titles that include "Dizzy Atmosphere", "Ko Ko", "Leap Here", "Indiana", "All The Things You Are", "Now's The Time", "April In Paris", "Repetition", "Tanga", "Bean & The Boys", "The Song Is You", "52nd Street Theme", "Easy To Love", and many more!