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Charlie Parker session details

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October 16, 1948 (3 items; TT = 4:47)
Royal Roost Club, New York NY
WMCA radio broadcast (B-)
Show chatter

J.B. "Dizzy" Gillespie (tpt); Ernie Henry (as); Unknown (all others); Symphony Sid Torin (ann)

1 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:22
2 Groovin' High (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) 4:23

After some weird JATP-like honking, Henry quotes "Cool Blues" in his solo (1:24-1:26). Gillespie follows with a blistering solo
3 Announcement (Symphony Sid Torin, incomplete) 0:02


1 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
CD: Philology Volume 67 (W 897)

2 Groovin' High
CD: Philology Volume 67 (W 897)

3 Announcement (Symphony Sid Torin, incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 67 (W 897)


Parker does not play on this session, but I've listed it because this item is included on a recent Philology CD-R. As Sid Torin's introduction makes clear, it's Ernie Henry with the Gillespie band, from a Roost broadcast from October 1948. Henry has a nice solo (0:45-2:00), followed by a wailing Gillespie solo, a nice piano-with-conga chorus, then the closing theme. Thanks to Jay Becker, Marcel Gärtner, and James Accardi for help with this session.

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