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Charlie Parker session details

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January 1, 1949 (23 items; TT = 52:33)
Royal Roost Club, New York NY
WMCA radio broadcast (B+)
Show chatter

Charlie Parker (as); Kenny Dorham (tpt); Al Haig (p); Tommy Potter (b); Joe Harris (d); Conti Candoli (tpt); Benny Green (tb); Charlie Ventura (ts); Ben Ventura (bs); Roy Kral (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Jackie Cain (voc); Symphony Sid Torin (ann)

1 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (with introduction) (L. Young) 1:17
2 Bebop (D. Gillespie) 3:49
3 Introduction 0:24
4 Slow Boat to China (F. Loesser) 4:19

During his solo Parker quotes "Why Was I Born?" (1:11-1:16)
5 Introduction 0:42
6 Ornithology (C. Parker-B. Harris) 4:52

During his solo Parker quotes "Jingle Bells" (1:08-1:12) and "Kerry Dancers" (1:43-1:48). Someone's loud foot-tapping is audible throughout most of Haig's solo (3:02-3:33). Parker and Dorham exchanges before closing theme (3:34-4:10)
7 Introduction [incomplete] 0:05
8 Groovin' High (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) 4:53

Parker and Dorham exchanges before closing theme (3:34-4:08)
9 Interview (Symphony Sid, Parker) 1:11
10 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) (B. Bowman) 4:44

Dorham lays out during opening and closing choruses. "Country Gardens" closing tag (4:32-4:38)
11 Introduction 0:22
12 Cheryl (C. Parker) 4:21

Parker and Dorham exchanges after Haig solo (3:23-3:49)
13 You Don't Know What Love Is (D. Raye-G. DePaul) 3:34
14 Introduction 1:03
15 I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles (J.W. Kellette-J. Kenbrovin) 3:07
16 Introduction 0:19
17 Pennies from Heaven (J. Burke-A. Johnston) 2:09
18 Introduction 0:12
19 Lover Come Back to Me (S. Romberg-O. Hammerstein) 4:47
20 Once in a While (M. Edwards-B. Green) 3:08
21 Introduction 0:04
22 Piña Colada (C. Ventura-R. Kral) 2:41
23 High on an Open Mic (C. Ventura) 0:30


1 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (with introduction)
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259, Spotlite SPJ 110, ESP Bird-2
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50406 (= COCB 53441), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

2 Bebop
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259, Spotlite SPJ 110
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50406 (= COCB 53441), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

3 Introduction
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50406 (= COCB 53441), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

4 Slow Boat to China
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259, Spotlite SPJ 110, ESP Bird-2
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50406 (= COCB 53441), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

5 Introduction
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50406 (= COCB 53441), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

6 Ornithology
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259, Spotlite SPJ 110, ESP Bird-2, Audiofidelity AFE 3-7
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50406 (= COCB 53441), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Philology Volume 58 (W 889), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

7 Introduction
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50406 (= COCB 53441), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

8 Groovin' High
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259, Spotlite SPJ 110, ESP Bird-2, Audiofidelity AFE 3-7
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50406 (= COCB 53441), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

9 Interview (Symphony Sid, Parker)
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50406 (= COCB 53441)

10 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259, Spotlite SPJ 110, ESP Bird-2
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50406 (= COCB 53441), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

11 Introduction
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50406 (= COCB 53441), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

12 Cheryl
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259, Spotlite SPJ 110, ESP Bird-2
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50406 (= COCB 53441), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335


Some discographies put "Cheryl" and the preceding announcement on January 8. If this is right, I wonder where the other titles are. Was there a broadcast on January 8?

Members of the Charlie Ventura Group (also booked at the Roost) joined the Parker Quintet for a New Year's Eve/Day jam session.

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