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The Dial Recordings of Charlie Parker : A Discography - Edward M. Komara

The Dial Recordings of Charlie Parker

A Discography

By: Edward M. Komara (Editor)

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Dial Records catered to jazz musicians and record collectors. Charlie Parker was one of the major jazz artists to record with Dial. His Dial sessions occurred at the personal depths and artistic peaks of his career during which he introduced a number of such jazz staples as "Ornithology" and "Scrapple from the Apple." His ten sessions associated with Dial are presented in detail and include the repertory, original issues and reissues, titles and notated transcriptions, and analyses of performances. Commentary explains many of the titles to Parker's pieces and collates the various recordings in which he performed his Dial repertory outside the confines of the Dial studios; these celebrated performances helped to shape modern jazz.

In addition to the catalogue of Parker's Dial recordings, jazz historians and scholars alike will appreciate the historical narrative detailing the evolution of Dial Records, its owner Ross Russell, and its business relations with Charlie Parker. This examination of the 1940's jazz record business sheds light on the dissemination of jazz via records. Five appendices complete this well organized and thorough study of Charlie Parker and his legendary Dial recordings.

?Another in the impressive series of discography from Greenwood Press....Mr. Komara has done a super job in detailing the Comet and Dial sessions of Charlie Parker....This book will prove indispensable for years to come in serving as an argument settler, among other things. It is an important volume for any serious Bird fan and recommended to others as well.?-IAJRC Journal

List of Tablesp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Historical Narrative
The Founding of Dial Recordsp. 1
The Dial Jazz Sessionsp. 3
The Later Years of Dialp. 6
The Spotlite Reissuep. 8
The University of Texas at Austinp. 9
Parker's Dial Contracts and Royaltiesp. 11
Dial Studio Session Conditionsp. 13
Titles and Couplingsp. 14
Parker's Dial Studio Session Repertoryp. 16
Dial Pieces in Parker's Live Repertoryp. 21
The Dean Benedetti Collectionp. 22
Afterwordp. 27
Notesp. 27
Structure of the Cataloguep. 39
List of Record Issues by Labelp. 41
Transcription Sources with Siglap. 53
June 6, 1945p. 57
February 5, 1946p. 63
March 28, 1946p. 65
July 29, 1946p. 71
February 1, 1947p. 75
February 19, 1947p. 79
February 26, 1947p. 85
October 28, 1947p. 91
November 4, 1947p. 99
December 17, 1947p. 105
Commentaryp. 113
June 6, 1945p. 115
February 5, 1946p. 119
March 28, 1946p. 121
July 29, 1946p. 127
February 1, 1947p. 129
February 19, 1947p. 133
February 26, 1947p. 137
October 28, 1947p. 141
November 4, 1947p. 147
December 17, 1947p. 153
List of Performance Sources with Siglap. 157
Dial Issues of Charlie Parkerp. 169
Titles Suggested by Tempo Music Shop Customersp. 177
Titles Suggested by Charlie Parkerp. 179
The Dizzy Gillespie Dial Sessionp. 181
Grand Prix du Disque Honors for Charlie Parkerp. 191
Bibliographyp. 193
Index of Namesp. 197
Index of Titlesp. 201
Index of Transcriptionsp. 205
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ISBN: 9780313291685
ISBN-10: 0313291683
Series: DISCOGRAPHIES : Book 76
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 10th June 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54