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Charlie Parker session details

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February 19, 1949 (16 items; TT = 30:18)
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); Max Roach (d); Miles Davis (tpt); Ted Kelly (tb); Sahib Shihab [Edmund Gregory] (as); Benjamin Lundy (ts); Cecil Payne (bs); Tadd Dameron (p); John Collins (g); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Kenny Clarke (d); Carlos Vidal (bgo); Symphony Sid Torin (ann)

1 Introduction 2:46
2 Focus (T. Dameron) 3:55
3 Introduction 0:14
4 April in Paris (V. Duke-E.Y. Harburg) 2:56
5 Introduction 0:18
6 Good Bait (T. Dameron-C. Basie) 3:27
7 Introduction 0:18
8 Webb's Delight (T. Dameron) 3:38
9 The Squirrel (incomplete) (T. Dameron) 0:04
10 Introduction 0:06
11 Groovin' High (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) 4:38

During his solo Dorham develops the "Jumpin' with Symphony Sid" theme (2:19-2:21, 2:34-2:41); during his solo Parker plays "Cool Blues" (3:29-3:31). Parker and Dorham exchanges before closing theme (3:29-4:02)
12 Introduction [incomplete] 0:04
13 Confirmation (C. Parker) 3:26

Parker and Dorham exchanges before closing theme (2:17-2:50)
14 Introduction 0:12
15 Salt Peanuts (D. Gillespie-K. Clarke) 3:33

Parker (voc)
16 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (L. Young) 0:43


1 Introduction
CD: Fresh Sounds FSCD-1008, Philology Volume 20 (W 850), Definitive Records DRCD 11164, FAP 001/3

2 Focus
12" LP: Beppo BEP 503, Jung Cat RBD 948, Durium-Cicala BLJ 8032
CD: Fresh Sounds FSCD-1008, Philology Volume 20 (W 850), Definitive Records DRCD 11164, FAP 001/3

3 Introduction
CD: Fresh Sounds FSCD-1008, Philology Volume 20 (W 850), Definitive Records DRCD 11164, FAP 001/3

4 April in Paris
12" LP: Beppo BEP 503, Jung Cat RBD 948, Durium-Cicala BLJ 8032
CD: Fresh Sounds FSCD-1008, Philology Volume 20 (W 850), Definitive Records DRCD 11164, FAP 001/3

5 Introduction
CD: Fresh Sounds FSCD-1008, Philology Volume 20 (W 850), Definitive Records DRCD 11164, FAP 001/3

6 Good Bait
12" LP: Beppo BEP 503, Jung Cat RBD 948, Durium-Cicala BLJ 8032
CD: Fresh Sounds FSCD-1008, Philology Volume 20 (W 850), Definitive Records DRCD 11164, FAP 001/3

7 Introduction
CD: Fresh Sounds FSCD-1008, Philology Volume 20 (W 850), Definitive Records DRCD 11164, FAP 001/3

8 Webb's Delight
12" LP: Beppo BEP 503, Jung Cat RBD 948, Durium-Cicala BLJ 8032
CD: Fresh Sounds FSCD-1008, Philology Volume 20 (W 850), Definitive Records DRCD 11164, FAP 001/3

9 The Squirrel (incomplete)
12" LP: Beppo BEP 503, Jung Cat RBD 948, Durium-Cicala BLJ 8032
CD: Fresh Sounds FSCD-1008, Philology Volume 20 (W 850), Definitive Records DRCD 11164, FAP 001/3

10 Introduction
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50408 (= COCB 53443), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1336

11 Groovin' High
12" LP: Savoy SJL 1108, SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50408 (= COCB 53443), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1336

12 Introduction
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50408 (= COCB 53443), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1336

13 Confirmation
12" LP: Savoy SJL 1108, SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50408 (= COCB 53443), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1336

14 Introduction
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50408 (= COCB 53443), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1336

15 Salt Peanuts
12" LP: Savoy SJL 1108, SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50408 (= COCB 53443), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1336

16 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50408 (= COCB 53443)


Parker was joined by Tadd Dameron's Big Ten for a month-long engagement. Leonard Hawkins was on trumpet for the first week, but Miles Davis replaced him on subsequent broadcasts from the Roost (February 19 and 26, and March 5). Many of these fine recordings are collected on Philology Volume 20 (W 850).

Some collections of the Parker Roost broadcasts (e.g. Savoy SJL 2260, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8 and COCB-50405/8) include an announcement by Bob Garrity into a commercial break by Sid for Snow White face powder, and another intro by Garrity into an announcement by Sid in which he mentions the upcoming debut of the "Sunday afternoon Symphony Sid bop concerts." These items cannot belong here. They are most likely from September 1948 Roost broadcast of the Miles Davis Nonet.

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