Charlie Parker – Now’s the Time: The Genius of Charlie Parker #3 (Vinyl LP)


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Release Date:  2023

Label:  Verve (Verve By Request)


Track List

Side A

  1. The Song Is You
  2. Laird Baird
  3. Kim
  4. Kim (Alternate Take)
  5. Cosmic Rays
  6. Cosmic Rays (Alternate Take)

Side B

  1. Chi Chi
  2. Chi Chi (Alternate Take)
  3. Chi Chi (Alternate Take)
  4. I Remember You
  5. Now’s the Time
  6. Confirmation



180-gram vinyl

Manufactured at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, MI

This 1957 release, the third in a series of albums expanding on Bird’s 10″ Clef releases from the early 1950s, Now’s the Time boasts some of Parker’s purest recordings and strongest playing, featuring two different quartets. His lyrical and fluid improvisations on cuts like “The Song Is You” and “Laird Baird” are on full display, prime examples of his unmatched genius. The Verve By Request Series features 180-gram vinyl, pressed at Third Man in Detroit.

Charlie Parker – alto saxophone
Percy Heath – bass (tracks B1-B6)
Teddy Kotick – bass (tracks A1-A6)
Max Roach – drums
Al Haig – piano (tracks B1-B6)
Hank Jones – piano (tracks A1-A6)

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