Charlie Parker session details

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Mid-March 1950 (5 items; TT = 32:44)
Café Society Downtown, New York NY
Private recording (Tape) (B-)
Jam session
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Kenny Dorham (tpt); Charlie Parker (as); Tony Scott (cl); Unknown (ts); Mundell Lowe (g); Dick Hyman (p); Irv Lang (b); Irv Kluger (d)

1 Lover Come Back to Me (S. Romberg-O. Hammerstein) 18:08

Add Lowe (g). Parker and drums exchanges following Scott's solo (16:55-17:45)
2 Introduction 0:10
3 52nd Street Theme (T. Monk) 1:42
4 Mop Mop (C. Hawkins) 5:20

Parker out
5 Lullaby in Rhythm (B. Goodman-E. Sampson) 7:24

Add Lowe (g). Parker out


1 Lover Come Back to Me
12" LP: Bird Box LP 6
CD: Bird Box Volume 5, Cool and Blue 108, Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 29 (W 859)

3 52nd Street Theme
12" LP: Bird Box LP 6
CD: Bird Box Volume 5, Cool and Blue 108, Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 29 (W 859)


The Scott group was booked for a month at Café Society (February 23–March 22), and soon afterward Dick Hyman left for a six-week European tour with Benny Goodman. Mundell Lowe, Parker, and a trumpeter (probably Kenny Dorham -- he is audible only on "Lullaby in Rhythm") joined Scott's quartet for a jam session. Hyman remembers the session and confirms the presence of Mundell Lowe. (At the beginning of "Mop Mop" someone, probably Scott, repeatedly calls to someone "Dick" -- probably Hyman.)

Parker and Scott crossed paths again in June at the Café Society (June 8-July 5), and for a long time I listed these items as from that engagement. Leif Bo Petersen has corrected me. Thanks to him and to Joe Medjuk for help with this session.

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