The listing below is in the form of a sessionography as opposed to a discography. Although organized chronologically the release titles listed refer to compilations of Parker material appearing decades after the recording sessions. In general they do not refer to records in the formats actually issued during Parker's lifetime, so with a few exceptions technically they should all come under the heading of compilations. For instance, no record label in 1944 would have issued an album of 78s entitled The Immortal Charlie Parker to describe a relative unknown at that time, and in 1948 there would never have been a record entitled Newly Discovered Sides by Charlie Parker as if an unearthed archeological artifact - anything by Bird in 1948 would have been fairly new. It is also worth noting that a significant proportion of the listings outside of the live list are in fact live recordings.