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Charlie Parker: Now's the Time

Charlie Parker: Now's the Time

In 1957, two years after Charlie Parker's death at age 34, Norman Granz's Verve label began releasing a series of albums called The Genius of Charlie Parker. They were eight, 12-inch versions of 10-inch albums issued on his Clef label in the early 1950s. The larger vinyl versions included alternate takes. One of those albums was ...

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Now's The Time

Label: Dreyfus Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: A Night in Tunisia; Ornithology; Parker’s Mood; Now’s the Time; Relaxin’ at Camarillo; Bird of Paradise; Scrapple From the Apple; Moose the Mooch; Billie’s Bounce; Chasing the Bird; Embraceable You; Donna Lee; Out of Nowhere; Confirmation; Ko-Ko; Don’t Blame Me; A Night in Tunisia (The Famous Alto Break); Marmaduke; Steeplechase; Bluebird; Merry-Go-Round; Another Hair-Do; Ah-Leu-Cha.

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Article: Album Review

Charlie Parker: Now's The Time

Read "Now's The Time" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


In the pantheon of jazz saxophonists, Charlie Parker has been among the most transformational of artists, despite not living nearly long enough to fulfill his potential. Parker's lifetime, as a principal architect of bebop, and a self-destructive force, has been documented ad nauseam but his music continues to significantly influence new generations. Since Parker's death in ...

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Now's The Time

Label: Interplay Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Now's the time; Yardbird Suite; Bluebird; Charlie Parker Blues; Autumn in New York; Little Suede Shoes; Billie's Bounce; Confirmation; Barbados; They Can't Take That Away from Me.

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Article: Album Review

Joe Albany: Now's The Time

Read "Now's The Time" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Pianist Joe Albany (1924-1988) is a musicological artifact within an art form full of them. Most recently, Albany has garnered attention through the movie and soundtrack Low Down (Bona Fide Productions, 2014, directed by Jeff Priess) based on the bracing, stream-of-conscience memoire written by his daughter, Amy-Jo Albany. His is a story told many times: near-genius ...

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Video

Now's The Time

Featuring the music of Sonny Stitt
Duration: 10:52

The Charlie Parker masterpiece riff
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Now's The Time

Label: Between the Lines
Released: 2006
Track listing: 01. Five-Four Afro (Doran) - 3:31; 02. Light and Darkness (Doran) - 8:00; 03. Ghost Notes (Doran) - 6:18; 04. A Deal, Part I (Doran) - 6:01; 05. A Deal, Part II (Doran) - 6:04; 06. Terrible Wonderland (Pfammatter) - 9:09; 07. The Time Is Now, Part I (Doran) - 5:16; 08. The Time Is Now, Part II (Doran) - 7:05

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Video

Now's the Time

Featuring the music of J.J. Johnson
Duration: 10:51

Live footage from a stunning performance of Charlie Parker's blues Nows the Time. The front line on this performance, Sonny Stitt (sax) JJ Johnson (trombone) and Howard McGhee (trumpet)
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Article: Album Review

Christy Doran's New Bag: Now's The Time

Read "Now's The Time" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


La partenza aggressiva di “Five-Four Afro" toglie ogni dubbio: il fatto che questo quinto album del gruppo New Bag guidato dall'irlandese Christy Doran (residente in Svizzera da parecchi decenni) sia dichiaratamente un lavoro acustico non toglie neppure un grammo al peso specifico del progetto. Il pianoforte di Hans-Peter Pfammatter viene pestato a dovere e tiene la ...

Album

Now's The Time

Label: Magneoton
Released: 2005


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