According to Universal’s official music site, on December 8, 2023. Verve Records/UMe and Third Man Records will reissue Charlie Parker’s 1957 collection Now’s The Time: The Genius of Charlie Parker #3, as part of the Verve By Request series pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, Michigan.
As with all albums in the series, the LP will be available in two audiophile-grade pressings: 180-gram black vinyl and a limited edition 180-gram yellow color vinyl variant. The Third Man Edition, which also includes a two-color, screen-printed jacket on archival French cover stock, custom printed and assembled in Detroit, is available exclusively via Third Man Records and uDiscoverMusic.
Now’s The Time: The Genius of Charlie Parker #3 is the third in a series of albums expanding on Bird’s 10” Clef releases from the early 1950s. As UDiscover notes, the LP features some of Parker’s purest recordings and strongest playing, featuring two different quartets—including a consortium of bona fide jazz legends: pianists Hank Jones and Al Haig, bassists Percy Heath and Teddy Kotick, and drummer Max Roach.
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