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July 26, 1953 (20 items; TT = 66:25)
Open Door, New York NY
Private recording (Tape) (B-)

Charlie Parker (as); Benny Harris (tpt); Al Haig (p); Charles Mingus (b); Art Taylor (d)

First set
1 Out of Nowhere (incomplete) (E. Heyman-J.W. Green) 3:02

Parker chorus and solo only
2 Star Eyes (incomplete) (D. Raye-G. DePaul-P. Johnston) 3:53

Parker chorus and solo only
3 Cool Blues (incomplete) (C. Parker) 4:41

Parker solo and closing theme only
4 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) (incomplete) (B. Bowman) 3:24

Parker chorus, solo, and closing theme only
5 The Song is You (incomplete) (J. Kern-O. Hammerstein) 6:07

Parker chorus, solo, and closing theme only
6 52nd Street Theme (incomplete) (T. Monk) 2:33

Parker theme and solo only

Second set
7 Ornithology (incomplete) (C. Parker-B. Harris) 3:18

Parker theme and solo only
8 Scrapple from the Apple (C. Parker) 3:30
9 My Old Flame (A. Johnston-S. Coslow) 4:13

Parker plays the "Country Gardens" tag at the end (3:56-4:04)
10 My Little Suede Shoes (incomplete) (C. Parker) 2:11

Third set
11 I Remember You (incomplete) (J. Mercer-V. Schertzinger) 3:01

Parker solo only
12 All the Things You Are [Bird of Paradise] (J. Kern-O. Hammerstein) 4:12
13 Just You, Just Me (incomplete) (R. Klages-J. Greer) 2:00

Parker solo only
14 I'll Remember April (incomplete) (D. Raye-G. DePaul-P. Johnston) 4:15

Parker chorus, solo, and closing theme only
15 Hot House (incomplete) (T. Dameron) 3:16

Parker chorus, solo, and closing theme only
16 52nd Street Theme (incomplete) (T. Monk) 2:58

Parker solo and closing theme only. Some trumpet obbligatos are audible periodically, and there's a nice unison passage near the end

Fourth set
17 I Cover the Waterfront (incomplete) (E. Heyman-J.W. Green) 2:26

Parker plays the "Country Gardens" tag (2:18-2:26)
18 This Time the Dream's on Me (H. Arlen-J. Mercer) 4:14

Although ragged, at least the ensemble is audible on this title, and there are some nice exchanges by Parker, Harris, and Taylor (1:48-3:28)
19 I'll Remember April (incomplete) (D. Raye-G. DePaul-P. Johnston) 2:37

Parker theme and solo only
20 52nd Street Theme (incomplete) (T. Monk) 0:34

Parker thanks the audience and introduces Bud Powell (0:07-0:32)


1 Out of Nowhere (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 24 (W 854), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

2 Star Eyes (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 24 (W 854), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

3 Cool Blues (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 24 (W 854), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

4 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 24 (W 854), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

5 The Song is You (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 24 (W 854), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

6 52nd Street Theme (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 24 (W 854), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

7 Ornithology (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 24 (W 854), Volume 59 (W 890), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

8 Scrapple from the Apple
CD: Philology Volume 24 (W 854), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

9 My Old Flame
CD: Philology Volume 24 (W 854), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

10 My Little Suede Shoes (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 24 (W 854), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

11 I Remember You (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 25 (W 855), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

12 All the Things You Are
CD: Philology Volume 25 (W 855), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

13 Just You, Just Me (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 25 (W 855), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

14 I'll Remember April (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 25 (W 855), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

15 Hot House (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 25 (W 855), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

16 52nd Street Theme (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 25 (W 855), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

17 I Cover the Waterfront (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 25 (W 855), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

18 This Time the Dream's on Me
CD: Philology Volume 25 (W 855), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

19 I'll Remember April (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 25 (W 855), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655

20 52nd Street Theme (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 25 (W 855), Ember CD 508, Rare Live Recordings RLR 88655


The tape, made by Chan Parker, is edited to some themes and Parker solos only. There are no Bud Powell solos, although Parker can be heard announcing him.

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