Anthropology is a piece of jazz written by saxophonistCharlie Parker, trumpet playerDizzy GillespieandJoe Bishop  (in) in1946.

The theme, of AABA form , counts 32 measures, based on the anatole .

Early becoming a standard of bebop , Anthropology was recorded between 1946 and 1951 more than seven times by Charlie Parker 1 and three times by Dizzy Gillespie.

Anthropology has among others been recorded by Don Byas , Tadd Dameron , Barry Harris , Peter Herbolzheimer  (in) , Clifford Jordan , Brad Mehldau , James Moody , Gerry Mulligan , Art Pepper (on albums Friday Night at the Village Vanguard , Art Pepper + Eleven : Modern Jazz Classics ) Ira Sullivan  (en) , Lucky Thompson and Claude Thornhill .

Notes and references

  1. ↑ First registration: February / March 1946 Final Club (Los Angeles); 1953 on Bird With Miles and Dizzy album (Queen Disc (It) Q-002); last recorded Jan. 24, 1951 at Birdland on the album Summit Meeting at Birdland .