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Charlie Parker session details

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January 29, 1949 (3 items; TT = 4:52)
Royal Roost Club, New York NY
WMCA radio broadcast (B+)
Show chatter

Charlie Parker (as); Kenny Dorham (tpt); Al Haig (p); Tommy Potter (b); Max Roach (d); Symphony Sid Torin (ann)

1 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (with introduction) (L. Young) 0:57
2 Groovin' High (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) 3:36

Parker plays miserably on this number -- unstable and halting in the ensemble, and after an aborted solo (0:35-0:39), Dorham enters. Dorham and Roach exchanges before the out chorus (2:33-3:02)
3 Closing announcement 0:19


1 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (with introduction)
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 Groovin' High
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 Closing announcement
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


This abbreviated broadcast shows Parker at a low point, barely able to get through the theme of "Groovin' High" and completely unable to solo. Mercifully, Symphony Sid closes out after only one number.

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