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February 19, 1949 (16 items; TT = 30:18)
Royal Roost Club, New York NY
WMCA radio broadcast (B)
Show chatter

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 (Symphony Sid Torin) 2:46
2 Focus (T. Dameron) 3:55
3 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:14
4 April in Paris (V. Duke-E.Y. Harburg) 2:56
5 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:18
6 Good Bait (T. Dameron-C. Basie) 3:27
7 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:18
8 Webb's Delight (T. Dameron) 3:38
9 The Squirrel (incomplete) (T. Dameron) 0:04
10 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 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 (Symphony Sid Torin) [incomplete] 0:04
13 Confirmation (C. Parker) 3:26

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
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

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

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)


Davis replaces Leonard Hawkins on trumpet; the rest of the personnel remain the same as on the February 12 broadcast.

The Tadd Dameron Big Ten were booked at the Roost from February 12 through March 16, where Charlie Parker was already in residence. Recordings of the Dameron group survive from February 12, 19, 26, and March 5. The March 5 items are missing from Philology W 850, which purports to include "the complete Tadd Dameron Tentet 1949 Royal Roost recordings."

"Webb's Delight" is essentially the same tune as "Sid's Delight" (as recorded by Dameron and Fats Navarro for Capitol M-11059 the same year) and the classic "Tadd's Delight" (recorded by the Davis Quintet in June 1956 and issued on 'Round About Midnight). Dameron was evidently keen on delight -- there's also "John's Delight," a different tune recorded with Davis for Capitol in April 1949.

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