EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME - Jazz Studio Orchestra Arrangement
Recorded by Charlie Parker with Strings. Though Charlie Parker received quite a bit of criticism during his lifetime for making his 'with Strings' recordings, they are now universally recognized as masterpieces. Parker's idea was to bridge the gap between jazz and classical music. Much of his inspiration originated in the 'modern' composers of the first half of the 20th century including Stravinsky, Bartok, Schoenberg, and Ravel. Norman Granz was initially against making these recordings, but Parker's persistance won out. In 1949, Norman Granz arranged for Parker to record an album of ballads with a mixed group of jazz and chamber orchestra musicians. In addition to Parker on alto saxophone featured were Mitch Miller on oboe and English horn; Bronislav Gimpel, Max Hollander, and Milton Lamask on violin; Frank Brieff on viola; Frank Miller on cello; Meyer Rosen on harp; Stan Freeman on piano; Ray Brown on bass; Buddy Rich on drums; and Jimmy Carroll as arranger and conductor. This arrangement of Everything Happens to Me features piano doubling on celeste and drums doubling on vibraphone. The celeste and vibraphone parts were not played (Buddy Rich, the drummer on the date, did not read music and could not play the vibes). We have included these parts and they may be used at your discretion. We have used the original score and parts as the basis for this publication. NOTE: This is part of a Charlie Parker with Stings series of arrangements.