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Charlie Parker session details

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January 15, 1949 (10 items; TT = 19:55)
Royal Roost Club, New York NY
WMCA radio broadcast (B+)
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Charlie Parker (as); Kenny Dorham (tpt); Al Haig (p); Tommy Potter (b); Joe Harris (d); Conti Candoli (tpt); Benny Green (tb); Charlie Ventura (ts); Flip Phillips [Joseph Filipelli] (ts); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Shelly Manne (d); Symphony Sid Torin (ann)

1 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 1:00
2 Scrapple from the Apple (C. Parker) 4:05

Sid's talking is audible during Haig's solo (3:08-3:20); you can hear him say 'Max got married' at 3:19
3 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:26
4 Bebop (D. Gillespie) 3:22
5 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:08
6 Hot House (T. Dameron) 5:06

During his solo Parker quotes "Pop Goes the Weasel" (1:02-1:06); Parker and Harris exchanges after Haig's solo (3:52-4:28)
7 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 1:04
8 How High the Moon (beginning) (N. Hamilton-M. Lewis) 3:28
9 How High the Moon (conclusion) (N. Hamilton-M. Lewis) 1:00

Ventura's solo continues (0:00-0:19), then everyone joins in a chorus of "Ornithology"
10 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (L. Young) 0:16


1 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1336

2 Scrapple from the Apple
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1336

3 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1336

4 Bebop
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1336

5 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1336

6 Hot House
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1336

7 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

8 How High the Moon (beginning)
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

9 How High the Moon (conclusion)
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

10 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335


This version of "Hot House" is one of the high points of Parker's Roost recordings. Despite some looseness in the horns, the Quintet has really come together after the hasty departure of Davis.

The jam session that concludes this broadcast combines the personnel of two groups booked at the Roost. Symphony Sid introduces Ed Shaughnessy as "Miss O'Shannessy" (and chuckles about it) -- this may be an allusion to the character Brigid O'Shaughnessy (played by Mary Astor) in John Huston's 1941 film of The Maltese Falcon. I am grateful to Steve Beck for discussion on this point.

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