The covers of these Charlie Parker albums are not in good shape. Judging from volume one, though, the records are fine. Even with stops and starts and alternate takes, Charlie Parker Memorial Album volume one, CBS Realm 52120, makes good listening all the way. I see that there have been CD reissues of some Savoy material, but there appears to be nothing as complete as this six-album set. I haven't taken down the other albums yet. These tracks were all recorded in the City on November 26, 1945. The version actually released is noted. Side one has five takes of Billie's Bounce, one of Warming Up a Riff, and three of Now's the Time. Side two has another version of Now's the Time, three of Thriving on a Riff, one of Meandering, and two of Ko-Ko. Miles Davis is on trumpet for all but Meandering and Ko Ko. Dizzy Gillespie is on trumpet for Ko Ko and on piano for some other tracks. Curley Rusell is on bass, and Max Roach is on drums. Liner notes are by Chris Whent.