Charlie Parker, Bird with strings revisited

Jazz at the Philharmonie / Charlie Parker; Philharmonie de Paris; With Olivier Bogé (saxophone), Géraldine Laurent (saxophone), Pierrick Pedron (saxophone), Thomas de Pourquery (saxophone), Jaleel Shaw (saxophone), Thomas Bramerie (double bass), Ali Jackson (drums); Winds and strings orchestra; Arrangement, Christophe Dal Sasso; Conductor, Bastien Stil; Setlist; . Overture for 5 saxophones & orchestra; . Autumn in New York (solist, Pierrick Pedron); . Lover (Solist, Pierrick Pedron); . Just Friends (solist, Olivier Bogé); . Everything Happens to me (Solist, Olivier Bogé); . If I should lose you (Solists, Jaleel Shaw & Géraldine Laurent); . Stella by Starlight (Solist, Géraldine Laurent); . Summertime (Solist, Thomas de Pourquery); . Laura (Solist, Thomas de Pourquery); . Easy to love (Solist, Jaleel Shaw); . What is this thing called love ( 5 saxo); 'Bird with Strings' (1949) by Charlie Parker is a unique encounter between the world of jazz and classical music. Some of today's best saxophonists return to this repertoire, with new arrangements by Christophe Del Sasso. For the young producer Norman Granz, the signing of Charlie Parker on the Mercury label was a real success story. For several years the saxophonist had been toying with the idea of seizing the opportunity to record music outside his usual quintet. The project 'Charlie Parker with strings' was therefore for him an old dream that he was to bring to reality in 1949. With an oboe, a few violins, a viola, a cello, a harp, a piano, a double bass and drums, he was to give a new sound to the 1930's classics such as 'Just Friends' or 'April in Paris'. Jazz at the Philharmonie celebrates this superb encounter by bringing together Géraldine Laurent (Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros 2015), Pierrick Pédron (Prix du disque français awarded by the Académie du jazz 2013) and Thomas de Pourquery (Artist of the Year at the Victoires du jazz 2017) on new arrangements by Christophe Dal Sasso. Recorded on January 27, 2019 at Pierre Boulez Hall, Philharmonie de Paris; TV Director, Guiseppe De Vecchi (91 min)