The Music Plays On — Charlie Parker With Strings

There are few jazz albums worth listening to that have “With Strings” in the title, but Charlie Parker’s albums are an exception. Parker had always wanted to record with a string section and was an ardent admirer of composers such as Igor Stravinsky. On November 30, 1949, Parker’s wish was fulfilled and he recorded six jazz standards with fantastic arrangements by Jimmy Carroll. Entitled, Charlie Parker