my goal for the upcoming long winter evenings is to get more into Bebop, both listening and playing-wise.
What would be the 2-3 most essential Bebop recordings you would suggest? Ideally they would include lots of Blues and Rhythm Changes, with lots of clear + easy to follow solo lines to transcribe and steal licks from. Textbook bebop, if you will.
I know, everybody has their favorites, but some consensus would be really helpful, otherwise I end up buying 10+ records and not knowing where to start with the transcribing.
(BTW, I already have some Parker stuff, mostly live recordings from the JATP, but the audio quality sucks and a lot of stuff is slightly off key, so its tough to transcribe..)
I'd also be interested in some of your specific experiences/ suggestions transcribing Bebop. What were the most educational and rewarding bebop solos you learned?