Charlie Parker Records PLP-407-S. Personnel: Charlie Parker (alto saxophone); Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone); Miles Davis (trumpet); Dodo Marmarosa, Errol Garner, Duke Jordan (piano); Arv Garrison (guitar); Vic McMillan, Red Callender, Tommy Potter (bass); Roy Porter, Harold "Doc" West, Max Roach (drums). Recorded in Hollywood, California on March 28, 1946 and February 19, 1947 and in New York, New York on October 28 & November 4, 1947. The sound quality on this album of Parker's Dial mid-'40s Dial material lacks the precision and clarity of his later Verve sessions. Much of the original source material disappeared when Dial went out of business, and, from the remaining masters, a good deal has been lost in the subsequent transfer and re-issue. Still, barring some distortion and a kind of hollow, muffled quality, Parker is in superior form as an artist on these tracks. The mid-'40s seems to be the time Bird hit his stride, and these tracks serve as no subtle reminder that Parker was not only a great innovator, but an incredibly emotional and soulful player, a fact often overshadowed by his technical prowess. These qualities are highlighted in the collection's ballads 1. Moose The Moosch 2. Yardbird Suite 3. Ornitholog 4. A Night In Tunisia 5. Bird’s Nest 6. Cool Blues 7. Bird Of Paradise 8. Embraceable You 9. My Old Flame 10. Scapple From The Apple 11. Out Of Nowhere 12. Don’t Blame Me. Cover is vg+, the vinyl is vg++.