Billie’s Bounce by Charlie Parker

This jam track:

  • Key of F
  • 160 BPM
  • Repeats 8 times
  • Style: Medium Up-Swing

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Reference Track (With Bass)

Play Along Track (Without Bass) – [Click here to download]

As Performed by Charlie Parker

Billie’s Bounce” (also known as “Bill’s Bounce“) is a jazz composition written in 1945 by Charlie Parker in the form of a 12 bar F blues. Some sources claim that the song was dedicated to Dizzy Gillespie’s agent, Billy Shaw. The original recording by Charlie Parker and His Re-Boppers was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.

Notable recordings of this song include:

  • Ben Webster and the Modern Jazz Quartet – 1953: An Exceptional Encounter (1953)
  • Shelly Manne – The Three and the Two (1954)
  • Metronome All-Stars – Metronome All-Stars 1956 (1956)
  • Stan Getz and J. J. Johnson – Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson at the Opera House (1957)
  • Wes Montgomery – Fingerpickin (1957)
  • Bud Powell – Bud Plays Bird (1958)
  • Red Garland – Dig It! (recorded in 1957-58, released in 1962)
  • Betty Roche – Singin’ & Swingin’ (1960)
  • Clare Fischer – Surging Ahead (1963)
  • Don Byas – Anthropology (1963)

Performed by Chad LB

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