Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie record ‘Bird & Diz’ for Clef Records (1950)

‘Bird & Diz’ by Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie is a studio album recorded (primarily) on June 6, 1950 with Thelonious Monk and Buddy Rich and released in 1952 by Clef.

Track Listing : 1.Bloomdido (Charlie Parker) – 03:25 . 2.My Melancholy Baby (Ernie M. Burnett, George A. Norton) – 03:24 . 3.Relaxin’ With Lee (Charlie Parker) – 02:47 . 4.Passport (Charlie Parker) – 03:00 . 5.Leap Frog (Benny Harris And Charlie Parker) – 02:29 . 6.An Oscar For Treadwell (Charlie Parker) – 03:23 . 7.Mohawk (Charlie Parker) – 03:35 . 8.Visa (Charlie Parker) – 02:55


David Stone Martin

Musicians : Charlie Parker – Saxophone . Curley Russell – Bass Except On (4 – 8) . Buddy Rich – Drums Except On (4 – 8) . Thelonious Monk – Piano Except On (4 – 8) . Dizzy Gillespie – Trumpet Except On (4 – 8) . Tommy Potter – Bass On (4 – 8) . Carlos Vidal – Bongo On (8) . Max Roach – Drums On (4 – 8) . Al Haig – Piano On (4 – 8) . Tommy Turk – Trombone On (8) . Kenny Dorham – Trumpet On (4 – 8)

Production : Produced By Norman Granz

Package : Norman Granz – Liner Notes . David Stone Martin asterisques RVM – Illustrations . James Patrick – Liner Notes . Duncan P. Schiedt – Photography

Recorded On June 6, 1950 At A Studio In New York City Plus Two Tracks In March And May 1949.

Released In 1952 By Clef.

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Sputnikmusic.com
Here Parker and Gillespie play some of the finest bebop styled jazz you will ever hear. The melodies are exquisite. There is a blues influence throughout the album that really shows within the first track, Bloomdido with its uptempo groove and sweet, sweet improvisation. […]

All About Jazz
A fine technician and swing auteur, Rich was so massively unsuited to bop’s rhythmic subtleties it’s a wonder the other guys didn’t laugh him out of the studio. That instead, they treated the encounter seriously and Rich himself politely, […]

Tony Augarde @ musicweb-international
Apart from the under-recorded piano, the sound quality of this album is better than on many Parker releases, although some of the final tracks are rather foggy. Some listeners may be frustrated by the repetition of tunes several times over, but it can afford a useful exercise in comparing how the musicians vary their approach to certain numbers. […]

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