Charlie Parker with Strings is the name of two separate albums by jazz musician Charlie Parker, released in 1950 on Mercury Records. It is also the name of a 1995 compilation album released by Verve Records, containing all the tracks from both the 1950 albums, as well as additional material. The sessions place Parker in the context of a small classical string section and a jazz rhythm section, rather than his standard bebop quintet.
Charlie Parker with Strings – Just Friends. Charlie Parker With Strings 1949 The Master Takes – 02 Everything Happens to Me. 3:30. Charlie Parker & Strings – Just Friends.
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On November 30, 1949, Norman Granz arranged for Parker to record an album of ballads with a mixed group of jazz and chamber orchestra musicians. Six master takes from this session became the album Charlie Parker with Strings: "Just Friends", "Everything Happens to Me", "April in Paris", "Summertime", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", and "If I Should Lose You". A recording for the Dial label from July 29, 1946, provides evidence of his condition. Before this session, Parker drank a quart of whiskey. According to the liner notes of Charlie Parker on Dial Volume 1, Parker missed most of the first two bars of his first chorus on the track, "Max Making Wax". When he finally did come in, he swayed wildly and once spun all the way around, away from his microphone. On the next tune, "Lover Man", producer Ross Russell physically supported Parker.
PERSONNEL :: Charlie Parker (as), with orchestra. TRACKS :: ‘Just Friends’, ‘Everything Happens To Me’, ‘April In Paris’, ‘Summertime’, ‘I Didn’t Know What Time It Was’ and ‘If I Should Lose You’. This article originally appeared in the August 2016 issue of Jazzwise. To find out more about subscribing, please visit: ww. azzwisemagazine. If you do not change browser settings, you consent to continue.
Charlie Parker with Strings. John Klenner, Samuel M. Lewis. 2. Everything Happens to Me. Thomas Adair, Matt Dennis. 4. If I Should Lose You. Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin.
Charlie Parker begged me to let him use strings. I don’t think that strings swing in a jazz context, but he begged me so much I gave in to hi. – Norman Granz. They recorded at Reeves Studio in New York and, according to Miller, who played oboe and English horn on the session: ‘Charlie walked in and he hears this music and he said, Man that’s too much. Before the album came out, Mercury, who released Clef’s recordings, issued a string of shellac 78rpm records including the divine, ‘Just Friends’ coupled with ‘Everything Happens To Me’. Producer, and later the head of Verve Records in the 1990s, Tommy LiPuma remembers the impact of ‘Just Friends’: In the 1950s the jukebox was the deal. As a saxophone player I was gigging, although still at school. I’d sit in with black musicians; the jukeboxes in ‘the hood’ were outrageous.