Swing, Alto Sax feature
The Charlie Parker with Strings album arranged by Jimmy Carroll was so successful that a touring ensemble was put together for concerts. Although this arrangement was never recorded, nor are there any live performances documented, until the discovery of the string book, it was not known that Russell even wrote this version for Bird.
The score and alto sax part seem to be missing. Russell may or may not have written a harp part as there is none extant. But on the evidence that every other arranger supplied parts for harp, Jazz Lines Publications has taken the liberty of compiling one that is based on the extant parts. The melody played by the alto saxophone is taken from a lead sheet. Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone Soloist, Oboe, 3 Violins, Viola, Cello, Harp, Piano, Bass, Drums