A 5-sax group that is only about Charlie "Bird" or "Yardbird" Parker. Some of the best players in jazz have been involved. From the early-70's to about 1990, they were The Beast in keeping Bird's music out there and accessible--they were great live with soloing, something not done on the albums. One of Bird's and their best was saved for last--Bird with Strings--a Japan-only release but still <$20 used on Amazon. Appetite whetted; let's get to it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcL0Qxa7RLY << Name of the tune says it all. This album won a Grammy. This is the first and arguably, the best lineup.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VxS_CUhFgg << a fast complex piece played superbly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhOViYY6TQA << same piece played live featuring Frank Rosolino on trombone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn6GWjTAuhs << this is Bird's take on a song, followed by SuperSax's take on Bird's take.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzvTNjsPMAQ << CP with Strings pt.1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWnA8I3zxQk << pt.2