CHARLIE PARKER
                 At Storyville

                    Recording Date:
                        March 10, 1953 tk 1-4
                        Sept   22, 1953 tk 5-9

                    Personnel tk1-4:
                        Charlie Parker  AS
                        Red Garland     P
                        Bernie Griggs   B
                        Roy Haynes      D


Review by Michael Richman
"Charlie Parker At Storyville" was originally recorded for radio broadcast, and aired on WHDH in Boston in 1953. The sound quality is excellent, even as good as some of his studio recordings from the late 40s. The disc's nine tracks feature two different bands (Red Garland, Billy Griggs and Roy Haynes on the first four cuts, and Herb Pomeroy, Charles Thompson, Jimmy Woode and Kenny Clarke on the remaining selections), which seems odd considering the jacket indicates this recording was from one date, September 22, 1953. In any event, the music is timeless and it is only fitting that the one Bird disc in the Blue Note catalog is truly a classic.

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