Jeff McGregor saxophonist composer educator  

​Charlie Parker

Here are all of the solos from Boston 1952, which were two separate live radio broadcasts for the Symphony Sid show. I transcribed these in January 2015 The first seven are from the first night and the rest are from the second. Bird's playing is so incredible throughout and it is one of my absolute favorite. The first night has the better rhythm section (Roy Haynes and Charles Mingus is always a good start!) and it is probably the overall better performance, but on the second night, Bird at least, equally good.

***New drafts of these solos will be posted at some point. The original Finale files were lost in a hard drive crash. When I get a chance I will be redoing these and providing Eb transpositions and making a few corrections. Thanks for your patience!

​Boston 1952