10 Essential Charlie Parker Recordings

Apart from a trove of bootlegged live performances, Parker made virtually all of his recordings for only a few labels. But you won’t find any of his contemporaneous albums on this list — because there weren’t any. Before the debut of the LP in 1948, the 78-RPM single ruled the roost. Jazz artists didn’t enter…
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