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"Bird" Charlie Parker (1949 Concert & All Stars 1950-1951)

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Ornithology (Live)
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Cheryl (Live)
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Ko Ko (Live)
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Bird of Paradise (Live)
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Now's the Time (Live)
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Perdido
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Move
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Rifftide
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Cool Blues
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52nd Street Theme
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Anthropology
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Round Midnight
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Night in Tunisia
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