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Miles & Charlie

Miles Davis and Charlie Parker
Page added Jul 7, 2017 Updated Jul 14, 2017

Mal revisits some early recordings Miles Davis made on the Prestige label, with Charlie Parker making a rare appearance on tenor saxophone.

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Charlie Chan (aka Charlie Parker) joined Miles Davis on an LP he made for Prestige in the early 50s called Collectors' Items, performing on tenor sax and we'll sample some of that session on this episode.

There's also a selection from a recent recording we gathered at the 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival - featuring Israeli guitarist Yotam Silberstein and his quartet of Ari Hoenig (drums), Nitai Hershkovits (piano) and Or Bareket (bass) at the Jazzlab in Brunswick.

Presented by Mal Stanley
Image: Library of Congress
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Jul 8, 2017. 5:00pm - 6:50pm
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On Jul 7, 2017. 10:50am
Anonymous said

Like drummer Charlie Watts of the Stones, I've often thought that if I could somehow time-travel back musically, I would love to have been hanging about at Minton's and similar haunts around NYC back in the forties as a kid, to hear those young lions of the time developing what was then 'the new music'.
With that in mind, it remains a joy to hear young Miles working alongside Bird. For what it's worth, I love the clothes and cars of the era too. (How tastelessly daggy do some of today's pop stars look by comparison!)
The good news musically is that "Collectors Items" is still available and captivating listening. Recommended.
Enjoy your weekend everyone,
Christopher Lynch.

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