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Charlie Parker session details

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February 6, 1941 (2 items; TT = 7:27)
Unknown venue, Kansas City MO
Private recording (Acetate) (B-)

Charlie Parker (as); Bernard "Buddy" Anderson (tpt); Orville "Piggy" Minor (tpt); Harold Bruce (tpt); Joe Taswell Baird (tb); John Jackson (as); Harold Ferguson (ts); Bob Mabane (ts); Jay McShann (p); Gene Ramey (b); Gus Johnson (d); Joe Coleman (voc)

1 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (inc) (G. Bassman-N. Washington) 3:28

Opening theme, vocal chorus, Parker solo, vocal (fade out)
2 Margie (C. Conrad-J,R. Robinson-B. Davis) 3:59


These promotional recordings were rediscovered in 2012, and the masters are in the John B. Tumino Collection at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Although "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" is incomplete, it includes a beautiful 32 + 4-measure solo by Parker at a relaxed tempo. Parker has a brief (eight bar) laconic solo on "Margie," following Joe Coleman's vocal.

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