Charlie Parker – “Parker’s Mood”

On this date (September 18) in 1948, saxophonist Charlie Parker recorded the tune “Parker’s Mood” with Miles Davis for a session on Savoy Records in New York City. Also on the track were drummer Max Roach, pianist John Lewis and bassist Curly Russell. “Parker’s Mood,” a slow, thick-as-molasses blues, reveals an unusually soulful side of Bird’s style, and its distinctiveness in Parker’s canon has made it one of the saxophonist’s most celebrated tunes.

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