Bird & Diz

This week album is Bird & Diz

Bird and Diz is a studio album by jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. It was recorded primarily on June 6, 1950 in New York City. Two tracks featured on the original pressing, “Passport” and “Visa”, were recorded by Parker, without Gillespie and with a different personnel than that of the other tracks, in March and May 1949. The album was originally issued in 1952 in 10″ format as a collection of 78 rpm singles on the Verve subsidiary label Clef Records.


Charlie Parker – alto sax
Curly Russell – doublebass
Buddy Rich – drumset
Thelonious Monk – piano
Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet
Tommy Potter – doublebass
Carlos Vidal – bongo
Max Roach – drumset
Al Haig – piano
Tommy Turk – trombone
Kenny Dorham – trumpet

Side 1

1.Bloomdido Charlie Parker 3:25
2.My Melancholy Baby Ernie M. Burnett & George A. Norton 3:24
3.Relaxin’ with Lee Charlie Parker 2:47
4.Passport Charlie Parker 3:00

Side 2

1.Leap Frog Benny Harris & Charlie Parker 2:29
2.An Oscar for Treadwell Charlie Parker 3:23
3.Mohawk Charlie Parker 3:35
4.Visa Charlie Parker 2:55


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