Review: Hal Leonard Charlie Parker Gems Volume 142

Ty Campbell
Bass Frontiers Staff Contributor

Charlie Parker Gems, 10 classic tunes, a book/cd jazz play-along is formatted for Bb, Eb, C, and bass clef. As with most is not all play-alongs, the cd has split tracks so that no matter what instrument you play, with the exception of drums, you can find the track mix that will give you what you need.

Full notation and chord charts accompany each tune. An easy referenced index will take you right to the page you need to be on for each tune, without having to browse through the entire book to find what you are looking for.

The 10 tunes is the book are “Ah-Leu-Cha”, “Barbados”, “Bird of Paradise”, “Bongo Bop”, “Dewey Square”, “Funky Blues”, If I Should Lose You”, Klactoueededstine”, “Quasimodo”, and “Star Eyes”. Charlie Parker Gems, arranged and produced by Mark Taylor and published by Hal Leonard, is available at amazon.com

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