Charlie Parker On Dial
We welcome back ‘Charlie Parker On Dial’ – a tribute to jazz genius Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker, written and arranged by Alex Webb (creator of Cafe Society Swing), with alto sax virtuoso Nathaniel Facey and special guest vocalist Deelee Dubé (the first British winner of the US Sarah Vaughan vocal award in 2016).
'Good script, good concept, fantastic music' - London Jazz News
‘An unadulterated delight’ - Birdlives.co.uk
‘A continuously exuberant ride ... performed by a band as razor-sharp as those suits’ - Jazzwise.com
Charlie Parker On Dial focuses on just two years of Bird’s hectic life – the period he recorded with Ross Russell’s Dial label, producing classics such as Ornithology, Night in Tunisia, Relaxin’ at Camarillo, Scrapple From The Apple and Klacto-veeseds-tene – and revolutionising 1940s jazz in the process.
Alto sax virtuoso Nathaniel Facey leads this narrated celebration of jazz genius Charlie Parker, with a band including Alex Webb(narrator / piano /MD), special guest vocalist Deelee Dube (the first British winner of the US Sarah Vaughan vocal award in 2016), Freddie Gavita (trumpet), Aliocha Thevenet (guitar), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Shane Forbes (drums).