Confirmation by Charlie Parker

This jam track:

  • Key of F
  • 240 BPM
  • Repeats 6 times
  • Style: Up-Tempo Swing

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Listen:

Reference Track (With Bass)

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

As Performed by Charlie Parker

Confirmation is a bebop standard composed by saxophonist Charlie Parker in 1945. It is known as a challenging number due to its long, complex head and rapid chord changes, which feature an extended cycle of fifths. Jazz educator Dariusz Terefenko has pointed out the speed and intricacy of “Confirmation’s” “harmonic rhythm” (the rate and manner in which chords change underneath the melody), which he notes is typical of the bebop era.

Notable recordings of this song include:

  • Joe Albany – Bird Lives (Interplay, 1979)
  • Art Blakey with Clifford Brown and Lou Donaldson – A Night at Birdland Vol. 2 (Blue Note, 1954)
  • Ron Carter – Carnaval (Galaxy, 1983)
  • Tommy Flanagan – Confirmation (Enja, 1976)
  • Dexter Gordon – Daddy Plays the Horn (Bethlehem, 1955)
  • Al Haig – Un Poco Loco (Spotlite, 1999)
  • John Lewis – Statements and Sketches for Development (Sony, 1976)

Performed by Emmett Cohen and Friends

Noemi Nuti with Jason Reyes on bass