Thursday, May 14, 2015

"Charlie Parker With Strings" at 65 Years Old: New Charts Available!

It is hard to believe that "Charlie Parker With Strings" is now 65 years old. Fulfilling Bird's long-held desire to record standards with strings, these sessions were an instant hit when released, went on to become Bird's best-selling records, and are now regarded as classic jazz masterpieces. Jazz Lines Publications has recently added four more to the available "Charlie Parker With Strings" arrangement catalog: I've Got You Under My Skin, Love Walked In, Moon Mist, and You Go To My Head.

It may surprise you to learn that Parker had several arrangers write charts for live dates with his string ensemble. Arrangers included: Johnny Carisi, Mercer Ellington, George Russell, Ed Herzog, John Lewis, and John Bartee. As none of these four were ever recorded, Jazz Lines is proud to be adding to the existing Bird with Strings oeuvre in a very unique way. There's also a Jazz Lines Publications "Bird With Strings Twelve Arrangement Set," which is almost 25% off of the retail prices. They will be making all of our Charlie Parker charts-paper copies as well as pdf downloads-available at 20% off for the next two weeks.

This is a perfect time to build a library of some truly timeless music at great prices; the freshness and beauty of these charts shine even today. And is their goal as close to 100% of the time as possible, all of these were done from the original scores and parts-they are not transcriptions.
Click Here to View All Charlie Parker Charts-Now 20% Off!

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