Charlie Parker & Arne Domnerus: Charlie Parker & Arne Domnerus in Sweden

The Swedish Oktav label has two recent reissues of strong interest. Charlie Parker & Arne Domnerus in Sweden includes four selections featuring Bird (formerly out on a Xanadu LP) and three with altoist Arne Domnerus in his place on the same day. Recorded Nov. 22, 1950, the quintet numbers co-star trumpeter Rolf Ericson. It is a pity that Domnerus and Parker do not play together. Sahib Shihab and the Danish Radio Jazz Group features the underrated baritonist in 1965 performing nine of his excellent compositions and arrangements in Denmark, with a boppish big band that includes such notables as trumpeters Palle Mikkelborg and Allan Botschinsky, tenor saxophonist Bent Jaedig, pianist Bent Axen and bassist Niels Pedersen.