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I read in a lot of threads about general issues of practice — not about studying a particular artist like Charlie Parker — that people refer to “the Omnibook”, but not specific to a particular artist like the “the Parker Omnibook”. Just “the Omnibook”. There’s a bunch of artist specific Omnibooks: Parker, Coltrane, Rollins, et al. Is there a general “Omnibook” other than the artists books? I am kind of assuming that when people use the phrase, “the Omnibook”, in a general way without naming the artist that they are refering to the Parker Omnibook, but is there a universal or general Omnibook that people are referencing? Sorry for my ignorance! Thank you.
 

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When people refer to just "Omnibook" they mean the Charlie Parker Omnibook, unless otherwise specified.
 

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Thanks very much Gary.
I had a feeling that was the case, but wasn’t sure if there was something else out there. I guess Parker’s the Bible.
 

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The Parker Omnibook was the first. It was some decades before another "Omnibook" dedicated to another artist was published, so "The Omnibook" usually just refers to the Parker one.
 
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