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Charilie Parker - The Cole Porter Songbook

Posted By: amadou
Charilie Parker - The Cole Porter Songbook

The Cole Porter Songbook
MP3 192Kbs | 76 Mb | Genre: Jazz
Release Date: April 16, 1991 [on CD] | Label: Polygram Records

With the release of this songbook collection, Charlie Parker achieves instrumentally what labelmate Ella Fitzgerald (and, of course, Frank Sinatra) did vocally: join an elite group of first-rate Cole Porter interpreters.

It helps having fine support (including drummers Buddy Rich, Max Roach, and Art Porter, bassist Teddy Kulick and pianist Oscar Peterson). It also helps to overcome obstacles (some fussy big-band/string arrangements and an dissapointing pop rendition by Gil Evans on the first "In The Still Of The Night.") Highlights include a blues-based "I Love Paris" (featuring bass/drum interplay sounding like a funereal rumba), Parker floating sheets of jazz like a magic carpet above the sweet strings of "Easy to Love," and an unusually somber version of the wistful "Just One Of Those Things." This provides an outstanding first step in appreciating Parker; to know the lyrical master Porter better, check out "Frank Sinatra Sings The Classic Cole Porter" on Capitol, or Ella Fitzgerald's legendary "Cole Porter Songbook" on Verve.

Track Listings
1. Easy To Love
2. Begin The Beguine
3. Night & Day
4. What Is This Thing Called Love
5. In The Still Of The Night
6. I Get A Kick Out Of You
7. Just One Of Those Things
8. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
9. I've Got You Under My Skin
10. Love For Sale
11. I Love Paris
12. What Is This Thing Called Love