Charlie Parker session details

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September 13, 1947 (17 items; TT = 29:29)
Mutual Studios, New York NY
WOR radio broadcast (B)
Barry Ulanov and His All-Star Metronome Jazzmen
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Charlie Parker (as); J.B. "Dizzy" Gillespie (tpt); John La Porta (cl); Lennie Tristano (p); Billy Bauer (g); Ray Brown (b); Max Roach (d); Bruce Elliott (ann); Barry Ulanov (ann)

1 Announcement (Bruce Elliott) 0:05
2 Theme + introduction of Rudi Blesh's All-Star Stompers (Bruce Elliott) 0:30
3 Ko Ko + introduction of Barry Ulanov's All-Star Jazz Moderns (Bruce Elliott) 0:53
4 Introduction (Elliott, Blesh) 1:35
5 Sensation Rag 3:27
6 U.S. Savings Bonds commercial (Elliott) 1:04
7 Introduction (Blesh) 0:29
8 Save It, Pretty Mama 4:12
9 Introduction (Blesh) 0:11
10 That's a-Plenty 2:54
11 Introduction (Blesh, Ulanov) 1:21
12 Hot House (T. Dameron) 5:07
13 Introduction (Ulanov) 0:37
14 I Surrender Dear (G. Clifford-H. Barris) 3:04

Rhythm section only
15 U.S. Savings Bonds commercial (Elliott) 0:30
16 Introduction (Ulanov) 0:05
17 Fine and Dandy (with closing announcement) (P. James-K. Swift) 3:25


3 Ko Ko + introduction of Barry Ulanov's All-Star Jazz Moderns (Bruce Elliott)
12" LP: Zim ZL 1001, Spotlite SPJ 107
CD: Philology Volume 17 (W 847), Volume 43 (W 874), Masters of Jazz MJCD 142, ESP-Disk 4050

12 Hot House
12" LP: Zim ZL 1001, Spotlite SPJ 107, Sounds 1206
CD: Philology Volume 17 (W 847), Masters of Jazz MJCD 142, Musica Jazz MJCD 1102, ESP-Disk 4050

14 I Surrender Dear
12" LP: Zim ZL 1001, Spotlite SPJ 107
CD: Philology Volume 17 (W 847), Definitive DRCD 11289

17 Fine and Dandy (with closing announcement)
12" LP: Zim ZL 1001, Spotlite SPJ 107, Sounds 1206
CD: Philology Volume 17 (W 847), Masters of Jazz MJCD 142, Definitive DRCD 11289, ESP-Disk 4050


This was a Saturday night Bands for Bonds radio broadcast (U.S. Treasury for Mutual network). It is the first recorded reunion with Gillespie, and Parker's first recorded collaboration with Lennie Tristano.

Thanks to James Accardi for help with this session.

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