In 1957, two years after Charlie Parker's death at age 34, Norman Granz's Verve label began releasing a series of albums called The Genius of Charlie Parker. They were eight, 12-inch versions of 10-inch albums issued years earlier on his Clef label. The 12-inch vinyl versions included the 10-inch versions plus alternate takes, which may have been the start of record labels including worthy alternate takes and false starts to fill out vinyl albums and CDs.
One of those posthumous albums was Now's the Time: The Quartet of Charlie Parker Vol. 3, which featured the alto saxophonist in two different quartet settings. They are among Parker's purest and most sterling recordings in the LP era.
Limited 180gm yellow colored vinyl LP pressing. Includes bonus tracks.
A1 The Song Is You 2:59
A2 Laird Baird 2:47
A3 Kim 3:01
A4 Kim (Alternate Take) 3:00
A5 Cosmic Rays 3:18
A6 Cosmic Rays (Alternate Take) 3:07
A7 Star Eyes 3:28
A8 Blues 2:45
B1 Chi Chi 3:05
B2 Chi Chi (Alternate Take) 3:11
B3 Chi Chi (Alternate Take) 2:44
B4 I Remember You 3:05
B5 Now's The Time 3:03
B6 Confirmation 2:59
B7 I'm In The Mood For Love 2:50
B8 Celebrity 1:37