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Charlie Parker session details

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May 30, 1953 (5 items; TT = 14:01)
Birdland, New York NY
WJZ radio broadcast (B+)
Show chatter

Charlie Parker (as); Earl "Bud" Powell (p); Charles Mingus (b); Arthur Taylor (d); Candido Camero (cga); Bob Garrity (ann)

1 Introduction (Bob Garrity, Parker) 0:40
2 Moose the Mooche (C. Parker) 5:07

Parker and Candido exchanges following Candido's solo (4:02-4:28)
3 Introduction (Bob Garrity, Parker) 0:19
4 Cheryl (C. Parker) 7:01

Powell "sings" along with his solo, and Mingus has a nice solo on this number. Parker and Candido exchanges following Candido's solo (5:59-6:33)
5 Lullaby of Birdland (with closing announcement) (G. Shearing-G. Weiss) 0:54


1 Introduction (Bob Garrity, Parker)
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 20
CD: New Sound Planet JUTB 3016, Sound Hills SSCD 8032, Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 34 (W 865)

2 Moose the Mooche
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 20, ESP Bud-3
CD: Stash STCD 10, STCD 582, New Sound Planet JUTB 3016, Sound Hills SSCD 8032, Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 34 (W 865), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1342

3 Introduction (Bob Garrity, Parker)
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 20
CD: Stash STCD 10, STCD 582, New Sound Planet JUTB 3016, Sound Hills SSCD 8032, Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 34 (W 865)

4 Cheryl
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 20, ESP Bud-3
CD: Stash STCD 10, STCD 582, New Sound Planet JUTB 3016, Sound Hills SSCD 8032, Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 34 (W 865), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1342

5 Lullaby of Birdland (with closing announcement)
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 20, ESP Bud-3
CD: Stash STCD 10, STCD 582, New Sound Planet JUTB 3016, Sound Hills SSCD 8032, Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 34 (W 865), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1342


This is a poor-quality recording from a broadcast made toward the end of Parker's two-week engagement at Birdland (May 21-June 3). Another tune in circulation, Powell's "Dance of the Infidels," was recorded around this time. (See May-June 1953.)

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