Ko Ko by Charlie Parker

This jam track:

  • Key of Bb
  • 240 BPM
  • Repeats 3 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

Ko-Ko” (also spelled “Ko Ko” or “Koko“) is a 1945 bebop recording composed by Charlie Parker. The original recorded version lists Parker on alto saxophone with trumpeter Miles Davis, double bassist Curley Russell and drummer Max Roach. Due to the absence of Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie was enlisted to play piano, instead of his usual trumpet. Pianist Sadik Hakim, then known as Argonne Thornton, was also known to be present at the session.

Notable recordings of this song include:

  • The Max Roach 4 (1958)
  • Sonny Stitt (1960)
  • Lanny Morgan (1981)
  • Antony Braxton (1985)
  • Scott Robinson (1987)

Performed by Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie

Performed by the Miles Davis. Quintet