Charlie Parker session details

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December 10, 1945 (18 items; TT = 40:02)
NBC Studios, Hollywood CA
AFRS Jubilee (B)
Dizzy Gillespie and His Rebop Six
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Charlie Parker (as); J.B. "Dizzy" Gillespie (tpt); Milt Jackson (vb); Al Haig (p); Ray Brown (b); Stan Levey (d); Mannie Klein (tpt); Red Mack (tpt); Raven Mandell (tpt); Teddy Buckner (tpt); George Washington (tb); Carl Loeffler (tb); Janu Tizol (tb); Willie Smith (as); Les Robinson (as); Corky Corcoran (ts); Jack McVea (ts); Floyd Turnham (bs); Milt Laskin (p); Allan Reuss (g); Van Clark (b); Ray Hagan (d); Jimmy Mundy (cond, arr); Kay Starr (voc); Frankie "Sugar Chile" Robinson (p, voc); Harry "The Hipster" Gibson (p, voc); Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman (ann); Vernon Smith (ann)

1 Introduction - One O'Clock Jump (Vernon Smith, Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman) 1:33
2 Hello, Goodbye, Forget It (J. Mundy) 3:59
3 Introduction (Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman) 0:32
4 Good-for-Nothing Joe (T. Koehler-R. Bloom) 3:25
5 Introduction (Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman) 0:31
6 Shaw 'Nuff (D. Gillespie-C. Parker) 4:20
7 Introduction (Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman) 0:47
8 Those Wonderful Words (J. Mundy) 3:26
9 Introduction (Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman) 1:26
10 Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy (D. Raye-H. Price) 2:18
11 Introduction (Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman) 0:14
12 Honeysuckle Rose (A. Razaf-F. Waller) 2:23
13 Introduction (Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman) 0:19
14 One O'Clock Boogie (J. Mundy) 3:44
15 Introduction (Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman) 0:21
16 One O'Clock Jump (inc) (C. Basie) 0:44
17 Dizzy Atmosphere (D. Gillespie-C. Parker) 4:24
18 Groovin' High (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) 5:36


1 Introduction - One O'Clock Jump (Vernon Smith, Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman)
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2

2 Hello, Goodbye, Forget It
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2

3 Introduction (Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman)
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2

4 Good-for-Nothing Joe
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2

5 Introduction (Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman)
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2, Stash STCD 535, Masters of Jazz MJCD 121, Philology Volume 44 (W 875), Definitive DRCD 11250, ESP-Disk 4050

6 Shaw 'Nuff
12" LP: Phoenix LP 17, Spotlite SPJ 123
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2, Stash STCD 535, Masters of Jazz MJCD 121, Philology Volume 44 (W 875), Definitive DRCD 11250, Musica Jazz MJCD 1102, ESP-Disk 4050

7 Introduction (Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman)
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2, Stash STCD 535, Masters of Jazz MJCD 121, Philology Volume 44 (W 875), Definitive DRCD 11250, Musica Jazz MJCD 1102, ESP-Disk 4050

8 Those Wonderful Words
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2

9 Introduction (Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman)
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2

10 Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2

11 Introduction (Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman)
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2

12 Honeysuckle Rose
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2

13 Introduction (Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman)
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2

14 One O'Clock Boogie
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2

15 Introduction (Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman)
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2

16 One O'Clock Jump (inc)
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2

17 Dizzy Atmosphere
12" LP: Phoenix LP 17, Spotlite SPJ 123
CD: RST JUBCD 1011-2, Canby CACD-1004, Stash STCD 535, Charly Le Jazz 21, Masters of Jazz MJCD 121, Philology Volume 44 (W 875), Definitive DRCD 11250, ESP-Disk 4050

18 Groovin' High
12" LP: Phoenix LP 17, Spotlite SPJ 123
CD: Stash STCD 535, Charly Le Jazz 21, Masters of Jazz MJCD 121, Philology Volume 44 (W 875), Definitive DRCD 11250, ESP-Disk 4050


The first sixteen items are included in Jubilee #162. The last two items were almost certainly recorded during this session but were included in other Jubilee transcriptions: "Dizzy Atmosphere" was included in Jubilee #163 (also #209) along with material by the Boyd Raeburn Orchestra; and "Groovin' High" was included in Jubilee #165 along with material by Lionel Hampton and others.

Parker plays only on "Shaw 'Nuff," "Dizzy Atmosphere," and "Groovin' High." These three titles are sometimes listed as having been recorded on December 29. One reason for this date is Gillespie's remark to Slim Gaillard during "Slim's Jam" (recorded for Bel-Tone and usually dated December 29) that he's got to leave to make a Jubilee date. But according to Rainer E. Lötz and Ulrich Neuert, the AFRS ledgers show that December 17th was the last recording session of the year. (See The AFRS Jubilee Transcription Programs: An Exploratory Discography [Frankfurt am Main: Ruecker, 1985] -- revised and now online, http://home.swipnet.se/dooji/jubilee.htm.) It seems more likely that both the Beltone and Jubilee sessions took place on December 17, when Gillespie (but not Parker) returned to NBC Studios for another Jubilee session.

Whitman's announcements were used in a number of different Jubilee recordings. For example, part of the introduction to "Shaw 'Nuff" here was re-used as the introduction to "Groovin' High" as included on Jubilee #165 and #209. There are many other such examples. It's often impossible to tell where the announcements originally fit.

Gillespie and Parker were booked at Billy Berg's Club in Hollywood from December 10 until February 3, 1946. Following this engagement, Parker remained in California while the rest of the group returned to New York.

Thanks to Leif Bo Petersen, Bruno Leicht, and Noal Cohen for help on this session.

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