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This song is one of the anthems of the bebop revolution ushered in by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (who composed it) and alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, whose rendition from the Dial Records label this is. Gillespie recorded the composition with his big band, but this version features Miles Davis on muted trumpet stating the theme and soloing in Parker's Sexptet. Parker takes one of the most acclaimed and astonishing alto saxophone breaks in history just past the 1:25 minute mark… read more

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