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Savoy’s Latest Resurrection Yields Reissues

In celebration of its 60th anniversary, and the most recent of its many revivals, the Savoy label is reissuing some of its legendary material in special packages.

The first, Charlie Parker: The Complete Savoy and Dial Recordings, includes 20 of Parker’s first-rate tracks from the years 1944 through 1948, when many feel he was in his prime. The disc begins with a 1944 date with Tiny Grimes, on which Bird was a sideman, and features many tunes that became bebop standards. The list of performers is a who’s who of bebop, including Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, J.J. Johnson, John Lewis, Max Roach and Howard McGhee.

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