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Charlie Parker session details

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March 24, 1951 (11 items; TT = 18:41)
Birdland, New York NY
WJZ radio broadcast (B)
Show chatter

Charlie Parker (as); Walter Bishop, Jr. (p); Teddy Kotick (b); Roy Haynes (d); Martin Sperber (oboe); Daniel Stern (cello); Unknown (other strings, harp); Symphony Sid Torin (ann)

1 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (with introduction) (L. Young) 0:54
2 Just Friends (J. Klenner-S. Lewis) 2:57
3 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:29
4 Everything Happens to Me (M. Dennis-T. Adair) 2:38
5 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:22
6 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) (B. Bowman) 3:21
7 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:44
8 Laura (D. Raskin-J. Mercer) 2:58
9 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin, incomplete) 0:04
10 Dancing in the Dark (H. Dietz-A. Schwartz) 3:36
11 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (with closing announcement) (L. Young) 0:38


1 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (with introduction)
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 12, Columbia JC-34832
CD: New Sound Planet JUTB 3010, Sound Hills SSCD 8026, Ember/Fat Boy FBB 901, Philology Volume 52 (W 893), Sony SRCS 7096, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88641, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1339

2 Just Friends
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 12, Columbia JC-34832
CD: New Sound Planet JUTB 3010, Sound Hills SSCD 8026, Ember/Fat Boy FBB 901, Philology Volume 52 (W 893), Sony SRCS 7096, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88641, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1339

3 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 12
CD: New Sound Planet JUTB 3010, Sound Hills SSCD 8026, Ember/Fat Boy FBB 901, Philology Volume 52 (W 893), Sony SRCS 7096, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88641, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1339

4 Everything Happens to Me
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 12, Columbia JC-34832
CD: New Sound Planet JUTB 3010, Sound Hills SSCD 8026, Ember/Fat Boy FBB 901, Philology Volume 52 (W 893), Sony SRCS 7096, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88641, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1339

5 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
CD: Ember/Fat Boy FBB 901, Philology Volume 52 (W 893), Rare Live Recordings RLR 88641, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1339

6 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 12, Columbia JC-34832
CD: New Sound Planet JUTB 3010, Sound Hills SSCD 8026, Ember/Fat Boy FBB 901, Philology Volume 52 (W 893), Sony SRCS 7096, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88641, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1339

7 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
CD: Ember/Fat Boy FBB 901, Philology Volume 52 (W 893), Rare Live Recordings RLR 88641, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1339

8 Laura
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 12, Columbia JC-34832
CD: New Sound Planet JUTB 3010, Sound Hills SSCD 8026, Ember/Fat Boy FBB 901, Philology Volume 52 (W 893), Sony SRCS 7096, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88641, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1339

9 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin, incomplete)
CD: Ember/Fat Boy FBB 901, Philology Volume 52 (W 893), Rare Live Recordings RLR 88641, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1339

10 Dancing in the Dark
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 12, Columbia JC-34832
CD: New Sound Planet JUTB 3010, Sound Hills SSCD 8026, Ember/Fat Boy FBB 901, Philology Volume 52 (W 893), Sony SRCS 7096, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88641, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1339

11 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (with closing announcement)
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 12, Columbia JC-34832
CD: New Sound Planet JUTB 3010, Sound Hills SSCD 8026, Ember/Fat Boy FBB 901, Philology Volume 52 (W 893), Rare Live Recordings RLR 88641, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1339


This is the first of two WJZ Saturday broadcasts of Parker and Strings from Birdland. The strings group began a three-week engagement at Birdland on March 22, and we have WJZ broadcasts from March 24 and April 7. During this time Parker also appeared at Birdland with his Quintet (with Gillespie, Bud Powell or Billy Taylor, Potter, and Haynes), and there are recordings from March 31 and April 8.

Thanks to Meg Stafford for identifying the oboe player and cellist, Martin Sperber and Daniel Stern, who toured briefly with Parker and Strings in the spring of 1951.

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