Charlie Parker – In Sweden (Vinyl LP)


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*This is a Vinyl LP*

Release Date:  2020

Label:  Bird’s Nest

Limited edition 180-gram blue colored virgin vinyl


Track List

Side A

1. Anthropology
2. Scrapple From The Apple
3. Embraceable You
4. Cool Blues
5. Star Eyes
6. All The Things You Are

Side B

1. Strike Up The Band
2. Body And Soul
3. Fine And Dandy
4. How High The Moon
5. Cheers
6. Lover Man



  • Charlie Parker – alto sax
  • Rolf Ericson – trumpet
  • Gosta Theselius – piano
  • Thore Jederby – bass
  • Jack Noren – drums



Charlie Parker was one of the first artists to play what would eventually become known as bebop. By the time of 1950 he was at the top of his game both musically and in popularity. He arrived in Sweden in November 1950, taking fans by surprise as the trip was made on short notice.

The material on side A of the album was recorded in Helsingborg Folkpark by a fan that was present at the concert, and still the sound of this album is superior to many of the Parker recordings from this period. The entire Side B was recorded after the show, for an extra encore show at the restaurant in Folkpark. About 75 fans were present, making this a very intimate affair. The album consists of 10 tracks in total, ranging from Parkers own “Anthropology” with high tempo and fast solos, to a ballad such as “Embraceable You,” where Parker demonstrates his ability for the tender side of music.

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