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Charlie Parker session details

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September 4, 1948 (30 items; TT = 56:11)
Royal Roost Club, New York NY
WMCA radio broadcast (B+)
Show chatter

Charlie Parker (as); Miles Davis (tpt); Tadd Dameron (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Max Roach (d); Theodore "Fats" Navarro (tpt); Allen Eager (ts); Milt Jackson (vb); Tadd Dameron (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Kenny Clarke (d); Miles Davis (tpt); Michael Zwerin (tb); Junior Collins (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Lee Konitz (as); Gerry Mulligan (bs); John Lewis (p); Al McKibbon (b); Max Roach (d); Kenny "Pancho" Hagood (voc); Symphony Sid Torin (ann); Bob Garrity (ann)

1 Announcement 0:05
2 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (L. Young) 1:27
3 The Tadd Walk (T. Dameron) 3:24
4 Introduction 0:22
5 Symphonette (T. Dameron) 4:06
6 Introduction 0:22
7 The Squirrel (T. Dameron) 3:48
8 Announcement 0:04
9 Introduction 1:16
10 52nd Street Theme (T. Monk) 5:03

During his solo Parker quotes the "Cool Blues" theme (1:22-1:26)
11 Introduction 0:24
12 Ko Ko (C. Parker) 2:30
13 52nd Street Theme (T. Monk) 0:13
14 Announcement 0:38
15 Commercial break 1:20
16 Announcement 0:45
17 Birth of the Cool Theme (G. Evans) 1:17
18 Move (D. Best) 3:33
19 Introduction 0:35
20 Why Do I Love You? (J. Kern-O. Hammerstein) 3:42

Add Hagood (voc)
21 Introduction 0:09
22 Godchild (G. Wallington) 5:53

Incomplete (5:15) on issues prior to RJCD 514, CDP 94550, and DRCD 11159
23 Commercial break 1:37
24 Introduction 0:36
25 S'il vous Plait (W. Mourant-B. Stegmeyer) 4:31
26 Introduction 0:15
27 Moon Dreams (C. MacGregor-J. Mercer) 3:13
28 Introduction 0:24
29 Hallucinations [Budo] (B. Powell-M. Davis) 3:31
30 Closing announcement 1:08


1 Announcement
12" LP: Sneaker TDFN-829
CD: Milestone MCD-47041

2 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid
12" LP: Sneaker TDFN-829
CD: Milestone MCD-47041

3 The Tadd Walk
12" LP: Sneaker TDFN-829
CD: Milestone MCD-47041

4 Introduction
12" LP: Sneaker TDFN-829
CD: Milestone MCD-47041

5 Symphonette
12" LP: Sneaker TDFN-829
CD: Milestone MCD-47041

6 Introduction
12" LP: Sneaker TDFN-829
CD: Milestone MCD-47041

7 The Squirrel
12" LP: Sneaker TDFN-829
CD: Milestone MCD-47041

8 Announcement
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50405 (= COCB 53440), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153

9 Introduction
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50405 (= COCB 53440), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

10 52nd Street Theme
12" LP: Savoy MG 12186, SJL 2260, ESP Bird-2, Audiofidelity AFE 3-7
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50405 (= COCB 53440), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

11 Introduction
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50405 (= COCB 53440), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

12 Ko Ko
12" LP: Savoy MG 12186, SJL 2260, ESP Bird-2, Audiofidelity AFE 3-7
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50405 (= COCB 53440), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Philology Volume 43 (W 874), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

13 52nd Street Theme
12" LP: SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50405 (= COCB 53440), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153

14 Announcement
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50405 (= COCB 53440), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153

15 Commercial break
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50405 (= COCB 53440), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153

16 Announcement
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50405 (= COCB 53440), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153

17 Birth of the Cool Theme
CD: Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159

18 Move
12" LP: Ozone 2, Durium-Cicala BLJ-8008, Rarelp 08
CD: Tokuma TKCB-30024, Tokuma TKCB-71891, Fresh Sounds FSCD-1008, Royal Jazz RJCD 514, Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159

19 Introduction
CD: Royal Jazz RJCD 514

20 Why Do I Love You?
12" LP: Ozone 2, Durium-Cicala BLJ-8008, Rarelp 08
CD: Tokuma TKCB-30024, Tokuma TKCB-71891, Fresh Sounds FSCD-1008, Royal Jazz RJCD 514, Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159

21 Introduction
CD: Royal Jazz RJCD 514

22 Godchild
12" LP: Ozone 2, Durium-Cicala BLJ-8008, Rarelp 08
CD: Tokuma TKCB-30024, Tokuma TKCB-71891, Fresh Sounds FSCD-1008, Royal Jazz RJCD 514, Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159

24 Introduction
CD: Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159

25 S'il vous Plait
12" LP: Ozone 2, Durium-Cicala BLJ-8008, Rarelp 08
CD: Tokuma TKCB-30024, Tokuma TKCB-71891, Fresh Sounds FSCD-1008, Royal Jazz RJCD 514, Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159

26 Introduction
CD: Royal Jazz RJCD 514

27 Moon Dreams
12" LP: Ozone 2, Durium-Cicala BLJ-8008, Rarelp 08
CD: Tokuma TKCB-30024, Tokuma TKCB-71891, Fresh Sounds FSCD-1008, Royal Jazz RJCD 514, Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159

28 Introduction
12" LP: Royal Jazz RJCD 514

29 Hallucinations
12" LP: Ozone 2, Durium-Cicala BLJ-8008, Rarelp 08
CD: Tokuma TKCB-30024, Tokuma TKCB-71891, Fresh Sounds FSCD-1008, Royal Jazz RJCD 514, Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159


This session is the first of a long series of WMCA broadcasts of Parker from the Royal Roost. There are many Roost recordings of Parker, Tadd Dameron, Fats Navarro, Allen Eager, Charlie Ventura, Chubby Jackson, Woody Herman and others from August-November 1948. The Parker Quintet was booked as a Labor Day weekend guest act -- the main act was Tadd Dameron's sextet with Fats Navarro. The Roost recordings are remarkable for their fidelity, completeness (including Symphony Sid Torin's inimitable introductions and announcements), and excellent playing.

During this period Symphony Sid Torin's Friday night/Saturday morning "all-night, all-frantic" show consisted of Sid and Bob Garrity taking requests and playing records, interspersed with short live broadcasts from venues like the Royal Roost and the Apollo Theatre. Here we have performances by three 'organizations': the Dameron sextet, the Parker quintet, and Miles Davis's nine-piece band.

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