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The Passion of Charlie Parker


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1 Meet Charlie Parker (Vocal Version Of Ornithology) 6:21 - Madeleine Peyroux
2 The Epitaph Of Charlie Parker (Vocal Version Of Visa) 3:55 - Barbara Hannigan
3 Yardbird Suite (Vocal Version) 4:52 - Gregory Porter
4 So Long (Vocal Version Of K.C. Blues) 7:57 - Jeffrey Wright
5 Every Little Thing (Vocal Version Of Bloomdido) 3:23 - Luciana Souza
6 Central Avenue (Interlude) 1:29
7 Los Angeles (Vocal Version Of Moose The Mooche) 4:19 - Kurt Elling
8 Live My Love For You (Vocal Version Of My Little Suede Shoes) 3:45 - Kandace Springs
9 Fifty Dollars (Vocal Version Of Segment) 6:51 - Jeffrey Wright
10 The King Of 52nd Street (Vocal Version Of Scrapple From The Apple) 3:40 - Melody Gardot
11 Salle Pleyel (Interlude) 1:02
12 Apres Vous (Vocal Version Of Au Privave) 2:47 - Camille Bertault
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The Passion of Charlie Parker is a new album from producer Larry Klein that tells the story of Charlie Parker using his music as inspiration for new songs that narrate his life. Guest artists include Gregory Porter, Madeleine Peyroux, Kandace Springs, actor Jeffrey Wright, and more. The album will be available on impulse!/ Verve digitally on June 16, with physical release to follow on June 30. Larry Klein says, "With this album I've endeavored to do something new and different in an effort to illustrate who ‘Bird' was as an archetypal character, and to draw attention to the huge impact that his work had on Jazz." Rather than create another tribute of traditional bebop tunes, Klein partnered with lyricist David Baerwald to create a musical play that tells the story of Charlie Parker's life while still playing with the jagged melodic nature of Charlie Parker's compositions.

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