Charlie Parker “Charlie Parker With Strings”, Clef Records, Original 12" LP, MGC-675, 1954-55, SIGNED By Charlie Parker [SOLD]
Charlie Parker “Charlie Parker With Strings”, Clef Records, Original  12" LP, MGC-675, 1954-55, SIGNED By Charlie Parker  [SOLD]
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Charlie Parker “Charlie Parker With Strings”, Clef Records, Original Deep Groove, 12" LP, MGC-675, [1954-55]; boldly SIGNED by the great jazz saxophonist on the top left corner near his portrait in light blue ink with a broad-nibbed pen, characteristic of his autographs at this time; the cover art by David Stone Martin, features a wonderful and quirky design with a mustachioed Bird, but one which apparently did not meet with Parker’s approval! This is the first pressing in 12” format of recordings made for Norman Granz's labels between 1947 and 1952, sessions with small string orchestra and rhythm section which were the realization of Parker's long held dream to record with strings. They were his best selling records during his life-time and continue to be a much admired part of an extraordinary musical legacy. The album cover is very good+ with professional archival cleaning of panels and paper restoration to corners and seams. The signature is very good+, with mild age toning and fading; the playing surface is about very good++, with good luster and some minor scuffing. Signed Parker material is scarce and autographs to his original record albums, particularly one as important as this, are highly sought after. A rare, vintage jazz collectible, signed by one of the great figures in jazz. J1829

Charlie Parker “Charlie Parker With Strings”, Clef Records, Original  12" LP, MGC-675, 1954-55, SIGNED By Charlie Parker  [SOLD]
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Charlie Parker “Charlie Parker With Strings”, Clef Records, Original  12" LP, MGC-675, 1954-55, SIGNED By Charlie Parker  [SOLD]
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Charlie Parker “Charlie Parker With Strings”, Clef Records, Original  12" LP, MGC-675, 1954-55, SIGNED By Charlie Parker  [SOLD]
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Charlie Parker “Charlie Parker With Strings”, Clef Records, Original  12" LP, MGC-675, 1954-55, SIGNED By Charlie Parker  [SOLD]
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Charlie Parker “Charlie Parker With Strings”, Clef Records, Original  12" LP, MGC-675, 1954-55, SIGNED By Charlie Parker  [SOLD]
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