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Track Listing:

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Meet Charlie Parker (Vocal Version Of Ornithology) 6:21 - Madeleine Peyroux
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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
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The King Of 52nd Street (Vocal Version Of Scrapple From The Apple) 3:40 - Melody Gardot
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Salle Pleyel (Interlude) 1:02
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Apres Vous (Vocal Version Of Au Privave) 2:47 - Camille Bertault

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The Passion of Charlie Parker


The Passion of Charlie Parker
New album from impulse! / Verve inspired by the Bird's iconic life

Feat. Jeffrey Wright, Gregory Porter, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot

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.

Klein continues, "We worked together to create a narrative thread that runs through the album, and to create a tableau where the songs are delivered by a number of characters from Charlie's life, as well as three that are delivered in Charlie's own voice, played by Jeffrey Wright."

Actor Jeffrey Wright (HBO's Westworld) narrates as Charlie Parker, and guest artists include jazz artist Gregory Porter, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot, classical singer Barbara Hannigan, and vocalists Luciana Souza, Kurt Elling and YouTube Scat sensation Camille Bertault.

Featured musicians on the album include Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, and Mark Giuliana – all of whom were involved in David Bowie's final album Blackstar, as well as jazz greats Craig Taborn, Larry Grenadier, Scott Colley and Eric Harland.