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June 22, 1945 (13 items; TT = 40:34)
Town Hall, New York NY
Private recording (acetate) (B)
Show chatter

J.B. "Dizzy" Gillespie (tpt); Charlie Parker (as); Don Byas (ts); Al Haig (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Max Roach (d); Sid Catlett (d); Symphony Sid Torin (ann)

1 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 1:40
2 Bebop (D. Gillespie) 6:42

During his solo Parker toys with a phrase that will eventually become "Donna Lee" (3:18-3:20, repeated at 3:37-3:49)
3 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:14
4 A Night in Tunisia (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) 7:17
5 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:20
6 Groovin' High (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) 6:45

Incomplete (4:28) on Philology
7 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:28
8 Salt Peanuts (D. Gillespie-K. Clarke) 6:56
9 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin, Sid Catlett) 1:35
10 Hot House (incomplete) (T. Dameron) 6:27

Incomplete (2:03) on Philology
11 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:18
12 52nd Street Theme (T. Monk) 1:30
13 Closing announcment (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:22


1 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
CD: Uptown UPCD 27.51, Definitive DRCD 11250

2 Bebop
CD: Uptown UPCD 27.51, Definitive DRCD 11250

3 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
CD: Uptown UPCD 27.51, Definitive DRCD 11250

4 A Night in Tunisia
CD: Uptown UPCD 27.51, Definitive DRCD 11250

5 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
CD: Uptown UPCD 27.51, Definitive DRCD 11250

6 Groovin' High
CD: Uptown UPCD 27.51, Philology Volume 67 (W 898), Definitive DRCD 11250

7 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
CD: Uptown UPCD 27.51, Definitive DRCD 11250

8 Salt Peanuts
CD: Uptown UPCD 27.51, Definitive DRCD 11250

9 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin, Sid Catlett)
CD: Uptown UPCD 27.51, Definitive DRCD 11250

10 Hot House (incomplete)
CD: Uptown UPCD 27.51, Philology Volume 67 (W 898), Definitive DRCD 11250

11 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
CD: Uptown UPCD 27.51, Definitive DRCD 11250

12 52nd Street Theme
CD: Uptown UPCD 27.51, Definitive DRCD 11250

13 Closing announcment (Symphony Sid Torin)
CD: Uptown UPCD 27.51, Definitive DRCD 11250


The Parker-Gillespie group was booked at Town Hall along with the Errol Garner Trio, Don Byas, Buck Clayton, Pearl Bailey, and others. Byas plays here only on "Bebop," and Catlett replaces Roach on "Hot House" and "52nd Street Theme." Once again Uptown Records has done an outstanding job with this material.

Parker's brief quotation of the melody of "Donna Lee" is interesting. I am grateful to John Griffin for help with this session.

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